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Arches Water Colour Block, 300 lb / 640GSM, Cold Pressed, 9" x 12"
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- The cold press finish has a light texture and is the most common. It reflects light well, retaining the transparent quality of watercolours. A light grain makes it easier to achieve certain details
- All Arches papers are cylinder mould made as they have been for over a century. With long fibers, this thick, stable sheet is beautiful, durable, and resillient.
- Each sheet of Arches Watercolour is tub-sized in a bath of pure natural gelatin and then air dried to add additional strength and durability
- The best quality control. Ourt paper undergoes sophisticated testing and monitoring, with every sheet individually inspected to assure the finest quality
- Contains one block with 10 sheets, 640 GSM
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An historic year, memorable for two special events: the arrival to America by Christopher Columbus and the founding of the Arches paper mill, which has endured through the centuries, to the pleasure and satisfaction of numerous renowned artists, art publishers and printers.
Arches Water Colour Paper
Cold Press, 300lb / 640GSM
The cold press finish has a light texture and is the most common. It reflects light well, retaining the transparent quality of watercolours. A light grain makes it easier to achieve certain details.
300lb Paper is similar to cardstock and needs no stretching. Will dry flat without buckling and can take more abuse.
- Water Colour
Carefully selected 100% cotton fibers produce uniformity, adaptability, color fastness, and longevity. All papers have an alkaline buffer and are made without an optical brightening agent.
Papermaking on a cylinder mould allows even, uniform transfer of fibers onto the wire support. Each paper has a handmade appearance without the defects of handmade paper. It's principle has remained unchanged for over 200 years
Watermark of Authenticity
By using paper signed with the Arches watermark, artists can be sure that they have a medium with unchanging properties at their disposal, a medium that has revealed some of the greatest talents over centuries.
Arches is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper 'to the core'. This preserves the lustre and transparency of the colours whilst preventing paints from penetrating the paper. Resists erasing and scratching without tearing or linting.
Quality Control and Expertise
Arches carries out, throughout every production run, a succession of checks and inspections: mechanical, optical, chemical, visual. We ensure even distribution of the fibers in all directions, thereby improving the stability of the paper when wet.
|Cold Press Block - 140lb||Hot Press Block||Rough Block||Paper Pads|
|For all your paper needs||The cold press finish has a light texture and is the most common. It reflects light well, retaining the transparent quality of watercolours. A light grain makes it easier to achieve certain details.||The hot press finish is primarily used for portraits. Discreet and reserved, it focuses attention on the subject of the work, emphasizing the drawing.||The rough finish has an effect close to that of handmade paper. This rough grain helps to achieve valuable effects of texture.||Each pad contains 12 sheets. Available in both cold and hot press.|
ARCHES Watercolour paper is made the traditional way, using a cylinder mould. This method ensures that the fibres are evenly distributed which makes the paper extremely stable, so it will not warp or stretch when water is applied to it. ARCHES Watercolour paper is made from long, 100% cotton fibres, allowing it to absorb a lot of water without warping or causing the colours to bleed. It is sized to the core with natural gelatin, so it can be scratched without tearing or linting. This internal sizing also prevents paint penetrating into the paper, allowing light to shine through the pigment and reflect off the paper while ensuring durability of the colours.