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We fabricated Ni-substrate for YBCO coated conductors and evaluated the effects of pressing and annealing temperature and time on texture. Ni substrate was fabricated by powder metallurgy technique and compacts were prepared by applying uniaxial or isostatic pressure. The texture of substrate made by applying cold isostatic pressure (CIP) was stronger than that by uniaxial pressure which we attribute to the fact that the CIP method provided higher density and more uniform density distribution. It was observed that the substrate annealed at 400℃ showed both retained texture and recrystallized texture. On the other hand, the texture of substrate significantly improved at annealing temperature above 500℃, forming strong 4-fold symmetry, [111]∥ND texture, and FWHM of 9~10o. It is to be noted that the degree of texture was almost independent of annealing temperature(500~1000℃) and annealing time(1~54 min, at 1000℃). EBSD and AFM analysis indicated that 99% of grain boundaries was low angle grain boundary and RMS was approximately 3 nm, respectively. Development of strong cube texture and high fraction of low angle grain boundary of Ni-substrate made by powder metallurgy technique in our study is considered to be suitable for the application of YBCO coated conductors.