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. 100 percent Cotton and made with natural gelatin sizing. Each sheet of Arches watercolor paper is hand inspected to ensure consistancy and durability. Arches is strong enough to handle multiple washes of color, masking fluid, scrubbing and artist tape without damage to the surface. Each sheet 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.Available in a variety of sizes and 3 different surfaces (cold press, hot press, rough). Acid Free.
Cold Press Watercolor – Has a light texture and is the most common texture, It reflects light well, retaining the transparent quality of watercolors. A light grain makes it easier to achieve certain details.
Hot Press Watercolor – Is used for portraits. Discreet and reserved, it focuses attention on the subject of the work, emphasizing the drawing. However with such a subtle medium a certain degree of technical mastery is essential.
Rough Watercolor – Has an effect close to that of handmade paper. This rough grain paper helps to achieve valuable effects of texture.
Color Swatches – Use for reference only. If exact color matching is desired please use actual samples of the materials.