A fiscal and in-kind sponsor of BIG INK since 2022.

Legion Paper represents centuries of tradition and mastery in fine art papers. They offer more than three thousand existing papers from the finest manufacturers in sixteen countries. Legion’s partnership with BIG INK combines the world’s largest fine art printmaking paper selection with the exceptional printmaking expertise of BIG INK. Legion hopes to enhance the work of artists with a variety of printmaking papers to experiment and create with, and to support and grow the woodblock printmaking community.


The Legion Paper Alumni Scholarship encourages artists who’ve previously participated in a BIG INK event to reapply. BIG INK draws at random and, if selected, the workshop participation fee is covered by Legion. Each scholarship recipient agrees to donate one of their large-scale woodblock prints to Legion and the work is archived at the company’s headquarters in New York. Two scholarships are awarded per event and recent recipients are featured below.


Call-for-entry event participants receive a pack of paper samples to kick start their print journey. Legion ships the paper samples to each artist shortly following acceptance.

Contents include:
• Arches Text
• Masa
• Mulberry
• Rives Lightweight
Somerset Book
• Stonehenge
• Unryu


BIG INK is made possible in part by contributions from individuals and organizations that share our passion for print. Reach out if you are interested in learning about sponsorship.