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Robert Burke03 Oct 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

My usual source for Steel Paper can no longer get it.

I'm looking for 13" x 13" sheets of white steel paper with an adhesive backing. Does anyone know where I can buy that?

It has to have an adhesive backing and I really don't like the black steel paper I've seen. I think my painted figures look better against a white background. Besides, the black paper is heavier and therefore costs more to ship.


Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member03 Oct 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

Where had you been getting it? I tried to find a US source years ago,and got nowhere. I prefer the plain sheets, as I glue figures to them. When I contacted Magnetic Displays, I was told they no longer sold them that way, though their ads in WI still listed them. None of the craft stores,or school or paper supply companies I contacted in the US had ever even heard of it.

Robert Burke03 Oct 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

I used to get it from a company in the UK. They imported it from Japan but can no longer get it.

I use the steel paper to line my troop carrying cases. I based my figures on bases with magnetic bottoms.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Robert : I can't help with steel paper but I think it is mostly being replaced by products such as 'ferrosheet' which has much greater 'grip' than steel paper. This is essentially soft iron embedded in a vinyl substrate. It is much easier to get hold of than steel paper and there is a version that has a white surfacing (for whiteboards).

I actually sell the stuff (without white surface) so I suppose you'd say I was biased but I used it long before I started selling it. I often put a sheet of thin paper between the sheet and magnetic bases as it makes them a bit easier to pick up – that would give you the white background you prefer.

If you still can't find steel paper try me at – I can cut to custom sizes easily and shipping need only cost about £3.00 GBP for an order up to 2kg (which is quite a lot of 13" square sheets).

Tony of TTT

Martian Root Canal03 Oct 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

I get my flex steel bases. Select any basing option and look under the pull down menus for material.

For example:


Personal logo Steve Roper Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

I ordered a 82 foot roll 10 years ago which has kept me and my local group pretty much in business from:


Not sure if they sell smaller quantities

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

I get my magnetically receptive paper from Custom-Magnets at


They sell by the roll, by the foot. Service is excellent.


GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

Ok Robert, sorry for the error. I now see that you are US based so far too expensive to ship my stuff over to you.

Robert Burke04 Oct 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

I thought that 3 Pounds for shipping was too good to be true. Sadly, I was right.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 2:12 a.m. PST

It was saying that you used a UK supplier that fooled me.

Shipping overseas is only really feasible for light, high value items. Sadly magnetic materials are heavy, low value.

Magnetically receptive stuff is readily available in the US (a link earlier) but you need to buy a large quantity to get it cheap(ish).

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