Arches Watercolor Paper Pads, Cold Press, Fold-Over, 140 lb / 300 gsm

MP Code #MP-10183-001   
$20.55 - $28.15
$9.65 - $13.32

Famous watercolor paper in convenient portable sized pads. Perfect for plein air painting and travel. 2 popular sizes. Sheets are 100% cotton, acid-free, 140 lb / 300 gsm, cold pressed texture. 12 sheets / pad.

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World's Most Popular Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper in Convenient Sized Pads for Plein Air & Travel Use

Arches watercolor paper is revered worldwide and has been made in the same mill in Lorraine, France since 1492. Today, all of Arches papers are:

  • Professional grade, high quality
  • Environmentally friendly - recyclable and made from 100% cotton, a renewable resource
  • Acid-free with a neutral Ph buffered surface
  • Mould-made on a cylinder with pure stream water then air-dried and inspected by hand. With the paper's deckle edges, this process produces a traditional hand-made look.
  • Naturally colored with no optical brightness additives that can cause yellowing
  • Protected from mildew by an anti-microbial agent
  • Made strong and stable with Arches renowned natural gelatin sizing; 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 Watercolor Pad's Features

  • Cold Press Texture - is not as deep as Arches' rough paper but has more texture than Arches' Hot Press paper. Cold Press paper is an excellent surface for Alkyds, Pen and Ink, Airbrush and Iris Digital Ink Jet Printing that gives character to brush strokes, washes and line work in paint, ink and pencil.
  • Sized with natural gelatin internally and on the paper's surface, a unique process Arches uses to provide optimal color absorption while preventing your colors' pigments from reaching the paper's core. This sizing prevents bleeding and muddying of your colors and allows you to repeatedly layer on washes.
  • Natural Whitecolor - Arches does not use optical additives so the paper won't yellow over time
  • 140 lb. / 300 gsm weight, 100% cotton paper
  • Perfect for plein air painting and travel.
  • 2 popular sizes with 12 sheets per pad.
  • Fold-over cover construction

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  • Arches Watercolor Paper

    Reviewed on 4/26/2013

    As reviewed by Donna

    Experience: STUDENT

    The best watercolor paper I can find. This was a good buy, as well. However, I like to use several washes and even though it holds up much better than other brands, it still curls more than I would like.

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  • Great Paper

    Reviewed on 1/3/2013

    As reviewed by John Breitweiser

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I love the pad format, it makes for easy use. Great weight and grain. And the absorption is perfect.

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  • arches watercolor pad

    Reviewed on 6/24/2013

    As reviewed by marcia

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    This is the best pad for students. I teach watercolor to adults, and this pad offers the excellence of Arches to the novice...and in watercolor, using good paper is an essential material for learning the basic wash techniques.

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