Thick Xuan is one of the few types of paper suitable for Chinese painting which is still almost exclusively hand-made. Being rather thicker than average, it is ideal for stencilling work and – being more robust – is a particularly interesting paper to work with; it is off-white and very absorbent. Sheet sizes is approximately 43 cm x 1.7 M. Because it is produced by traditional methods, the weight per sheet of paper is variable. The weight is approx. 4.8 kg per 100 sheets.