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Winsor & Newton have introduced two new watercolour paper ranges, created in the tradition of fine papermaking, using the finest raw materials and cylinder mould made. Winsor & Newton 100% cotton and archival grade cellulose wood pulp watercolour papers are as tough as they are beautiful. Expect exceptional strength, absorbency, colour performance and resilience in every sheet.

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From the world's leading artist toolmaker

New 100% cotton or archival grade cellulose wood pulp watercolour papers from Winsor & Newton.

Traditionally made paper that looks and feels handmade

Cylinder mould made for finest quality watercolour papers. Papers look and feel handmade with a watermark and deckle edges.

Made using the finest raw materials

100% cotton made from the highest grade cotton fibres. Archival grade cellulose wood pulp made from the finest grade wood pulp and natural spring water.

Exceptional strength and dimensional stability

With cylinder mould made paper, the fibers are dispersed and interwoven for exceptional strength and stability

Balanced absorbency and superior resilience in every sheet

Internally and externally sized for even washes, lustre and transparency of colour. A resilient, durable, rough editable surface that won't cockle or warp.

High quality surfaces with excellent colour performance.

Acid free, no optical brighteners and brighter natural whiteness. Rough grain, cold and hot pressed (100% cotton) or cold pressed only (archival grade cellulose wood pulp).

Naturally archival papers that stand the test of time.

Our 100% cotton or archival grade cellulose wood pulp papers will not degrade or yellow over time.

Available in two tiers

CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL
  • Traditional cylinder mould made and internally and externally sized.
  • High quality archival grade cellulose wood pulp with natural spring water (more accessible price point, any impurities extracted)
  • Traditonal cylinder mould made and internally and externally sized.
  • Highest grade 100% cotton (finest quality paper, naturally archival).

The Professional Range

Designed with the fine artist in mind, Winsor & Newton Professional 100% cotton is an exceptional paper that looks and feels handmade. The length and quality of the cotton fibres used gives the paper its luxury feel and result in superior strength and durability making these the superior choice for the finest of artworks.

Available in loose full imperial sheets, glued paper blocks and a spiral bound journal, each in in three surfaces.

Professional Water Colour Paper Block with sleeve Professional Water Colour Paper Block without sleeve

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Paper Blocks feature a beautiful textured cover complete with silver foil printing. The white paper band is also removable, allowing you to see the cover in its entirety.

 

The Classic Range

Winsor & Newton's Classic Watercolour paper range is a more affordable yet still exceptionally high quality alternative to 100% cotton watercolour paper. Made of high quality archival grade cellulose wood pulp and natural spring water, these papers are ideal for professional artists as well as amateurs and students. This excellent paper is traditional cylinder mould made and internally an externally sized.​

 

Paper Types

Winsor & Newton 100% cotton paper is cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. Winsor & Newton archival grade cellulose wood pulp paper is cold pressed only.

 Hot Pressed

Paper with a very smooth surface and practically no 'tooth', and important consideration for detailed portraiture and smooth washes.

 Cold Pressed

Paper with a slightly textured surface or 'tooth', great for painting with texture and colour depth.

 Rough

Paper has a pronounced, varied texture, making it popular for watercolours with a free, loose feel.

  CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL
Fabrication Cylinder mould made Cylinder mould made
Composition High quality archival wood pulp 100% Long Fiber cotton
Colour Bright natural white Bright natural white
Sizing Internally and externally sized Internally and externally sized
Textures

 Cold Pressed

 Cold Pressed

 Hot Pressed

 Rough

Formats

Sheet

Spiral Pad

Glued Pad

Post Card

Sheet

Block

Spiral-bound Journal

Weights

300gsm / 140lbs

300gsm/140lbs

640gsm/300lbs

Conservation

Acid-free

No optical brighteners

Acid-free

No optical brighteners

Sheets

2 Deckle edges

2 cut edges

4 Deckle edges

Winsor & Newton watermark

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