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Saunders Waterford High White Watercolour Paper

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High White is a new addition to the Saunders range with a new whiter shade which is much brighter.

St Cuthberts Mill made the new ‘High White’ after requests from professional artists who were searching for a whiter shade of watercolour paper, but without compromising on quality that only a professional grade watercolour paper like Saunders Waterford can offer. The base colour of the paper shows through the transparent washes of watercolour, and the original ‘White’ shade of Saunders Waterford could affect the paints.

With the new ‘High White’ shade the paints pigments will appear more vivid, and with more sparkle, giving the whole painting a fresher look. A whiter sheet will make finished paintings more contemporary looking, as artists have commented that they felt the original white colour created a more antique look to their finished compositions. Available in an identical range as the original 'white' Saunders Waterford paper.

Available in 140lb, 200lb and 300lb in the following surfaces ROUGH, COLD PRESSED (NOT)  and HOT PRESSED (HP). 
The rough is the roughest paper, NOT is a medium texture and HP is smooth.

PLEASE NOTE: Some customers have not been sure how Saunders High White compares in whiteness to other papers.  Click on small image to right to see a comparison.  Fabriano 5 paper is the whitest paper in the photo.

Extra discount available when you buy more than one pack of 140lb, 200lb or 300lb!

Each pack contains 5 full imperial sheets of paper, which can be cut into 1/2 or 1/4 imperial at no extra charge.
Please note that if the paper is cut then there will no longer be deckled edges on all four sides.  When the paper is cut, in half, there will be 3 deckle edges and when the paper is cut, in quarter, there will be 2 deckle edges.

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All packs of paper* are supplied in the following options as regards size:

Pack Size Inches CM No. Sheets
Full Imperial 30"x22" 76.2x55.9cm 5
Half Imperial 22"x15" 55.9x38.1cm 10
Quarter Imperial 15"x11" 38.1x27.9cm 20

 

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Manufacture: Cylinder mould made
Ingredients: 100% Cotton
Longevity: Acid free & archival
Calcium carbonate buffered
pH 7-9
Characteristics: Gelatine surface sized
Internally sized
4 deckle edges (two natural, two torn by hand, unless stated otherwise)
Natural woollen felt textured
Authenticity: Watermark bearing the name Saunders Waterford
Embossed mark with the St Cuthberts cross
Grain Direction: Long Grain

Shade (High White):

89% TAPPI Whiteness value
No OBAs (Optical brightening agents)
Highly lightfast (minimum 6+ on Blue Wool Scale)
Binding: Blocks are glued on all 4 edges
Approved by: Royal Watercolour Society of Britain
Suitable for: Watercolour
Acrylic
Gouache
Pastel
Pen & Ink
Pencil
Charcoal
Printmaking

 
* Approx

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General Storage and Handling Instructions

  • Keep the paper in its original packaging until required.
  • Store the paper flat.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature or humidity.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight.
  • Handle the paper by the edges or underside. Avoid touching the area to be painted, as oils from the skin could affect the wash.

Painting

  • Lighter weight papers (300gsm/140lb and lighter) may benefit from soaking and stretching to avoid the paper cockling (buckling) when applying washes.
  • Avoid exposing the paper to detergents, as these can affect the paper’s absorbency.
  • Gelatine on the paper’s surface is most vulnerable when wet, and should be handled with care.
  • Masking Fluid shouldn’t be left on the paper for too long, as it becomes harder to remove the longer it’s left, sometimes making it impossible to remove without damaging the paper’s surface.
  • Avoid soaking the smooth HP sheets because the surface will become slightly rougher.

Fade Resistance and Framing

  • Frame finished paintings with acid free materials to preserve the paper’s archival qualities.
  • As with all original artworks, paintings should be framed behind glass and hung away from direct sunlight.
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140lb (300gsm) Hot Pressed Product Code: SWH140
in stock
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RRP: £23.95 £20.41
Special Offer:
  • Only £19.40 per pack when you buy 2 packs or more of Saunders High white 140lb
200lb (425gsm) Hot Pressed Product Code: SWH200
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RRP: £34.92 £29.79
Special Offer:
  • Only £28.32 per pack when you buy 2 packs of Saunders High White 200lb.
300lb (640gsm) Hot Pressed Product Code: SWH300
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RRP: £51.41 £43.82
Special Offer:
  • Only £41.65 per pack when you buy 2 or more packs of Saunders High White 300lb.
140lb (300gsm) NOT Product Code: SWN140
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RRP: £23.95 £20.41
Special Offer:
  • Only £19.40 per pack when you buy 2 packs or more of Saunders High white 140lb
200lb (425gsm) NOT Product Code: SWN200
in stock
Buy this and earn 30 reward points
RRP: £34.92 £29.79
Special Offer:
  • Only £28.32 per pack when you buy 2 packs of Saunders High White 200lb.
300lb (640gsm) NOT Product Code: SWN300
in stock
Buy this and earn 44 reward points
RRP: £51.41 £43.82
Special Offer:
  • Only £41.65 per pack when you buy 2 or more packs of Saunders High White 300lb.
140lb (300gsm) Rough Product Code: SWR140
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RRP: £23.95 £20.41
Special Offer:
  • Only £19.40 per pack when you buy 2 packs or more of Saunders High white 140lb
200lb (425gsm) ROUGH Product Code: SWR200
in stock
Buy this and earn 30 reward points
RRP: £34.92 £29.79
Special Offer:
  • Only £28.32 per pack when you buy 2 packs of Saunders High White 200lb.
300lb (640gsm) ROUGH Product Code: SWR300
in stock
Buy this and earn 44 reward points
RRP: £51.41 £43.82
Special Offer:
  • Only £41.65 per pack when you buy 2 or more packs of Saunders High White 300lb.

User Reviews

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  • Great paper - Saunders Waterford High White 140lb (300gsm) NOT

    Always buy this or Arches. Sanders Waterford is great to work on especially when working wet into wet. Very forgiving and good colour of white Sue Bates (Blandford Forum, United Kingdom) on 26 Sep 2012
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  • Excellent - Saunders Waterford High White 300lb (640gsm) ROUGH

    Superb paper even better in the 'High white' version, which gives a freshness and sparkle to the finished work. The paper, particularly in the 300lb weight takes whatever punishment I give it. Michael Raithby (Sale, United Kingdom) on 21 Nov 2012
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  • A Marvellous Paper - Saunders Waterford High White 140lb (300gsm) HP

    Robustly usable in all ways. Michael Fisher (Glasgow, United Kingdom) on 4 Aug 2012
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