ARCHES watercolour paper is a 100% cotton paper. ARCHES Watercolour Paper is a professional grade watercolour paper of the highest quality. Manufactured in the same French mill since 1492, ARCHES watercolour papers are produced on a cylinder mould with pure French stream water. Made with natural gelatin sizing; naturally white containing no optical brighteners offers optimal longevity. Each sheet of ARCHES watercolour paper is hand inspected to ensure consistency and durability. ARCHES is strong enough to handle multiple washes of colour, masking fluid, scrubbing and artist tape without damage to the surface. Each sheet is permeated with sizing to give each fibre a consistent feel and absorbency. It is an ideal paper for watercolour and other wet media, and can also be used for drawing and printmaking. Arches Blocks have a protective black top sheet and are glued on all four sides with black adhesive.
20 sheets per block, glued 4 sides and available in 140lb (300gsm) HP (Hot Pressed), NOT (Cold Pressed) and ROUGH.
300lb ARCHES blocks are also available here.
I've always been a fan of Arches papers - the surface will take some "hammer", allowing recovery from all manner of watercolour disasters. Bob Stevens (Friockheim, United Kingdom) on 14 Jun 2012
I already knew this paper well so no surprises here. High quality paper that can be used without stretching. Janet Mealha (Lagos, Portugal) on 26 Aug 2012
The adhesive around the first block I received had split in several places. After mentioning this in a review I received a phone call from Richard Bromley who investigated, found that this was a faulty batch and promptly arranged for a replacement block to be sent out free of charge. The paper is of course superb.
Thank you for a great service. Ian Sanderson (Wakefield, United Kingdom) on 1 Mar 2015