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    ARCHES WATERCOLOUR BLOCKS & PADS

    Made the traditional way, on a cylinder mould, this paper has a harmonious natural grain. Thanks to this method, the fibres are evenly distributed, the paper slackens uniformly when wet.

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    About Arches:

    Made the traditional way, on a cylinder mould, this paper has a harmonious natural grain. Thanks to this method, the fibres are evenly distributed, the paper slackens uniformly when wet.

    Its composition with long fibres of 100% cotton gives the paper its strength, beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch.

    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. It allows superposing of washes and gives it added strength to resist erasing and scratching without tearing or linting. It also allows paints to be removed, either wet or dry, easily revealing the whiteness of the paper. ARCHES® Watercolour paper can absorb a large amount of water with limited deformation.

    • Watermark (sheet): “Arches® France ∞”
    • Format: sheet, roll, block and album
    • Conservation: with alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9706), fungicidal treatment to prevent the appearance of mould
    • Uses: ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic
    • Composition: 100% cotton – Made on a cylinder mould – Sized to the core with natural gelatin
    • Grammages: 185, 300, 356, 640 and 850 gsm
    • Textures: cold press, hot press and rough
    • Colour: natural
    • Edges (sheet): 4 deckle edges Wh
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    The ARCHES® Watercolour papers

     

    Made to measure: ARCHES® customises your paper: you choose the format, quality, grammage, colour ... and the watermark (conditions available on request)

    Arches Papers are available in the below formats. Some formats will have to be special ordered. 

    Blocks glued on four sides

     
    ColourGrammage g/m² / gsm - lbTextureSheet size cm / m - in / yd
    ColourGrammage g/m² / gsm - lbTextureSheet size cm / m - in / yd
    Natural white640 - 300Cold pressed31 x 41 cm - 12 x 16 in
    Natural white640 - 300Cold pressed26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in
    Natural white640 - 300Cold pressed23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough46 x 61 cm - 18 x 24 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough41 x 51 cm - 16 x 20 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough36 x 51 cm - 14 x 20 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough31 x 41 cm - 12 x 16 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough31 x 31 cm - 12 x 12 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough28 x 36 cm - 11 x 14 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough20 x 26 cm - 8 x 10 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough20 x 20 cm - 7.9 x 7.9 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough18 x 26 cm - 7 x 10 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough15 x 30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough10 x 25 cm - 3.9 x 9.8 in
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Rough31 x 41 cm - 12 x 16 in
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Rough26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Rough23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Rough18 x 26 cm - 7 x 10 in
     
     

    Pads

    ColourGrammage g/m² / gsm - lbTextureSheet size cm / m - in / yd
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough14.8 x 21 cm - 5.83 x 8.27 in
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough21 x 29.7 cm - 8.27 x 11.69 in
    Natural white185 - 90Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough29.7 x 42 cm - 11.69 x 16.53 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough14.8 x 21 cm - 5.83 x 8.27 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough21 x 29.7 cm - 8.27 x 11.69 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough29.7 x 42 cm - 11.69 x 16.53 in
    Natural white300 - 140Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in

    Cold Press ( Not) - Medium Surface 

    Hot Press - Smooth Paper

    Rough - well we think it speaks for itself

     

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