Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper, Hot Press, 90lb/185gsm

MP Code #MP-10011-003   
$7.30 - $73.00
$4.38 - $32.40

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

  • Hot Press Texture - smoothest surface of the 3 textures, ideal for detail work like calligraphy or technical pen drawing, excellent surface for Airbrush, Iris Digital Ink Jet Printing, Lithography, Silkscreen.
  • 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)
  • 90 lb. / 185 gsm

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  • Beautiful Paper

    Reviewed on 9/10/2012

    As reviewed by Julie

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I love arches paper for two reasons... 1) consistancy - every time I purchase and use it I can count on the same performance and result. 2)Quality - Yes, this paper is fairly expensive, but it takes watercolor, ink, pencil, pen (and a lot of erasing) while maintaining it's shape and surface quality. I personally like the hot press best as my pieces incorporate ink drawing with watercolor painting and I like the smooth surface for this. However, I have purchased the cold press paper as well and it works beautifully for straight watercolor pieces. I highly recommend this paper to anyone and you will not get a better price on arches paper than through Utrecht.

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