Arches rolls is available in ROUGH, COLD PRESSED (NOT) and HOT PRESSED (HP).
The rough is the roughest paper, NOT is a medium texture and HP is smooth.
Arches watercolour paper is a 100% cotton paper. Arches Watercolor Paper is a professional grade watercolor paper of the highest quality. Manufactured in the same French mill since 1492, Arches watercolor papers are produced on a cylinder mould with pure French stream water. Made with natural gelatin sizing; naturally white containing no optical brightners offers optimal longevity. Arches is strong enough to handle multiple washes of color, masking fluid, scrubbing and artist tape without damage to the surface. The paper surface is permeated with sizing to give each fiber a consistent feel and absorbency. It is an ideal paper for watercolor and other wet media, and can also be used for drawing and printmaking. Acid-free.
Weight of paper 300gsm (140lb)
Size of roll 1.13mx9m (44" x 10 yards)
Composition: 100% cotton – Made on a cylinder mould – Sized to the core with natural gelatin
Textures: cold press, hot press and rough
Edges (roll): 2 deckle edges
Conservation: with alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9706), fungicidal treatment to prevent the appearance of mould
Uses: ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic
Great product - quick delivery, very satisfied Terri Kelleher (Kilcolgan, Republic Of Ireland) on 1 Jun 2017
Great quality product that arrived super fast. H (London, United Kingdom) on 13 Mar 2020
I use the Arches roll for very large watercolours. While it can be tricky to handle, I have been successfully stretching it to a large board for many years. The paper is strong, well sized and has a pleasing surface texture. Deborah Walker RI RSMA (Nr Rugeley, United Kingdom) on 25 Mar 2022