Saunders Waterford is an exquisite watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine. This is the superior quality watercolour paper made by St Cuthberts Mill and comes with the Royal Watercolour Society’s endorsement. Made using 100% cotton, the highest quality papermaking material, to high archival standards. Each sheet is buffered with calcium carbonate to help defend finished pieces of work from discolouration caused by acids present in atmospheric pollution.
Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. The surface is sized in gelatine making it strong and resilient to scrubbing, and other rough treatments.
Available in White and High White, which we believe is the whitest archival watercolour paper made. Saunders Waterford® is a top quality professional watercolour paper.
Saunders Waterford 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.
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|
|76%* 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|
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General Storage and Handling Instructions
Fade Resistance and Framing
I noticed that all great watercolourist such as Jozeph Zbukvic, David Curtis and Ross Paterson, uses Saunders Waterford. I have tried a wide range of varieties of paper, but this is my best experience ever! I am planning to order pack and packs from Ken Bromley for my own paper security!!!
I advice other artists or fans to do so for one reason: this paper protects the brilliance and the watercolour paint luminosity, one of the main condition of a successeful watercolour. It is very "faithfull" surface to the tones. and I realy like it. I use Rough surface. the best for me.
regards Imed Selatnia (Pretoria, South Africa) on 6 Feb 2012
This is lovely paper, the 200lb not needing to be stretched and easier to handle than 300lb paper. Rough texture is just rough enough without being unmanagable.
An exellent value and in my opinion, better than the usually highly recommended Arches. Teresa Higgs (Knoxville, USA) on 19 Jun 2012
This fabulous watercolour paper is certainly fantastic quality. It is heavy duty and takes very wet washes without needing to be stretched. However, it is extremely absorbent and resists attempts to lift colour, even shortly after laying the paint. Due to its thickness, it stays damp for a long time allowing great results when using wet on wet techniques. Catherine Sturnham (Wellington, United Kingdom) on 28 Apr 2012