Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper, Hot Press 300lb/640gsm

MP Code #MP-10011-020   
$23.65 - $118.25
$16.96 - $54.85

One of the most reliable and popular watercolor papers in the world.

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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)
  • 300 lb. / 640 gsm

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  • Favorite paper overall

    Reviewed on 1/3/2013

    As reviewed by Shauna

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I tend to use Arches brand papers, over any other brand. A bit pricey, yet the paint just "behaves" better on their papers. Hot press delivers a certain mood as in softer...I like to do wildlife on cold press due to the surface giving fur, feathers and even scales more texture...however hot press encourages the paint to flow, layer and hold. I like to do flowers and expressionist work on the hot press. One must be careful, as every little dot remains...wheres as on a cold press or rough one can lift mistakes to some extent. I've used oils on 300 lb hot press and it is luminous...very pretty. I've used enamels and also just several media...all in all my favorite.

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