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.
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.
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