Velvet Rag Prints

Smooth as butta! Perfect for bright paintings with lots of brush stokes.
Favorite paper for Illustrators & designers
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Velvet rag is just as smooth as it sounds, this paper has the slightest cotton rag texture and prints beautifully smooth and matte making the pigment look velvety to the touch. Perfectly suited for multiple styles of artwork, from digital to impasto oil paintings. 

We love using this paper to showcase paintings that have a ton of brush stroke textures. 

Rollable Prints: This lower GSM allows these prints to be shipped to your customers in a tube, while maintaining it's ability to be unrolled easily from the customer!
Paper Specs: Smooth 300 GSM 100% cotton rag archival paper
Image Artwork Credit: Tom the owner

File set up Information

Color Space: RGB preferred, CMYK okay too!
Accepted File Types: PDF | TIFF | PSD | JPEG | AI 
Resolution Requirements: 
300dpi or higher
Bleed & Text Safety Info: A 0.125" bleed required for all prints. It is also recommended to keep all text & logos 0.125" on the inside of the cutline, as some variance may occur with cutting (+/-2mm maximum on any side). All prints over 18" on any side will be cut by hand, some variance may occur between prints. Like all fine art print houses we use & require a minimum .125" (1/8th") bleed on all giclée prints to prevent noticeable cutting error. 


• first time ordering prints? Check here first!
• learn more about our prints & giclée printer here
• how to set up your file for success! & guarantee it's print ready
• What is a bleed? Why do I need one? When do I need to use them?
Smooth as butta!:
Perfect for bright paintings with lots of brush stokes.
Favorite paper for:
Illustrators & designers

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings)
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Gorgeous, perfect
Written by Emmett Hobbes on Jul 5th 2022

Absolutely will not go with another printer for artwork. The velvet rag is a matte paper that still feels very fine, and I'm always surprised by how vivid the colors turn out.

Couldn't be happier!
Written by Sophie on Apr 12th 2022

I am so happy to say that I will be transferring all of my giclee printing needs to Split Arrow Prints! They did an absolutely fantastic job with some 16x20's for me--quick turnaround and stunning product. The prints came well packaged in all recyclable materials, which made me (and my cats who got to play in the box for a bit) very happy.

Velvet Rag Prints
Written by Marisa Mahathey on Nov 30th 2020

This is my first time ordering with Split Arrow and I'm in love! The prints that I ordered came out perfectly. The color is beautiful and I love the texture of the paper. Great customer service communication, too!

Velvety goodness
Written by Aliya Smith on Oct 14th 2020

I love this stock so much. I’d been exclusively ordering prints on cold press water color until one week when they were waiting on a shipment. So they recommended I try the velvet rag and I’m so glad I tried it out. It’s perfect for pop colors and I love how digital pieces look printed on it. The textures is also as suggested—velvety. Can’t recommend it enough.

Velvet Rag Prints
Written by Leah Perrotta on Jul 31st 2020

They look great! The colors and details are just the same as the images I sent. My customers are very happy. Thank you!

Written by Kadee on Jun 29th 2020

Beautiful quality and colors. I'm never disappointed with my prints from Split Arrow!!

Real nice!
Written by Jei on Feb 20th 2020

Really great quality. Colors and resolution look perfect. Packed very thoroughly and shipped without any damage. Very glad to have found this company, awesome customer service.