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.
All packs of paper* are supplied in the following options as regards size:
|Pack Size||Inches||CM||No. Sheets|
|Manufacture:||Cylinder mould made|
|Longevity:||Acid free & archival
Calcium carbonate buffered
|Characteristics:||Gelatine surface 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|
Pen & Ink
General Storage and Handling Instructions
Fade Resistance and Framing
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
Really beautiful paper to work on. I used to use Bockingford paper because of the whiteness I preferred but it was limiting in some way with certain textures. This gives me the best of both worlds. Kate Bedell Rowe (Dublin 18, Republic Of Ireland) on 11 Jul 2012
Reading the reviews I appear to be in a minority in my opinion of this paper.I bought it thinking it was similar to the discontinued Whatman paper and have to say I do not think it takes the paint at all in the same way.It is an ok paper but sadly not a match for the Whatman product.
My quest continues. Martin Oates (Glasgow, United Kingdom) on 27 Nov 2012
Ken Bromley's replies: Millford watercolour paper is styled on Whatman. It has a high resistance to water, so it’s washes perform very differently to traditional watercolour papers.