Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper, Cold Press 140lb/300gsm

MP Code #MP-10011-004   
$10.30 - $103.00
$6.91 - $47.70

Arches watercolor paper's unique sizing optimizes color absorption while the natural white paper won't yellow over time.

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Centuries of Performance - Inspiring Creativity Since 1492, One of the World's Most Popular Watercolor Papers

The Arches mill in Lorraine, France has been producing the finest 100% cotton mould-made watercolor papers for over 500 years. Today, all of these professional grade, high quality papers are:

  • Environmentally friendly - recyclable and made from 100% cotton, a renewable resource
  • Acid free with a neutral Ph buffered surface
  • Cylinder mould made with deckle edges then air-dried and inspected by hand for a traditional hand-made look
  • Naturally colored with no optical brightness additives that can cause yellowing
  • Protected from mildew by an anti-microbial agent
  • strong and stable; tough enough to endure scrubbing, scratching and erasing yet still accept colors evenly
  • watermarked
  • Excellent surfaces for:
    • Watercolor
    • Acrylic
    • Gouache
    • Pencil
    • Embossing
    • Engraving
    • Foil Stamping
    • Die Cutting

This Paper's Features

  • Cold Press Texture - not as deep as the Rough but has more texture than Hot Press. Gives character to brush strokes, washes and line work in paint, ink and pencil. Excellent surface for Alkyds, Pen and Ink, Airbrush and Iris Digital Ink Jet Printing,
  • Internal and surface sizing with natural gelatin - unique process provides optimal color absorption yet prevents pigments from reaching the paper's core; prevents bleeding and muddying of colors and allows repeated layering of washes.
  • Natural White - no optical additives so it won't yellow over time
  • 22 x 30 in. (56 x 76 cm)
  • 140 lb. / 300 gsm

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  • Arches 140# cold press paper

    Reviewed on 8/24/2012

    As reviewed by Sylvia Brofos

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    This is one of the most user-friendly papers and I recommend it to all my students. It takes the paint well and can be reworked. I like to work on saturated paper and this paper can be soaked and worked on, dried, re-soaked and still handles well.

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  • The Best

    Reviewed on 9/10/2012

    As reviewed by Sandra Kay Johnson

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    Arches 140# cold press paper is the best! I've used it for years and make every effort to get my students to use it too, so they will know the satisfaction of working on good paper. It does make a difference.

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    Reviewed on 6/5/2013

    As reviewed by irene symons

    Experience: STUDENT

    This paper was recommended by one of my early teachers and I've used it for years. A great favorite.

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