La Carte Pastel is the very first product developed especially for pastel painting. La Carte Pastel has a 170-lb. stiff Bristol type weight, so unlike paper it cannot be easily folded, creased or punctured. La Carte Pastel has a neutral pH, slightly abrasive vegetable fiber coating that actually reacts with soft and oil pastel to provide enhanced adhesion and thus, reducing the need to heavily fix artwork. You’ll be amazed at how smooth and how true your pastels go down on its surface.