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

MP Code #MP-10183-003   
$20.55 - $28.15
$11.10 - $15.23

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

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

Arches watercolor paper is loved by watercolor enthusiasts around the globe and has been made in the same mill in Lorraine, France since 1492. Today, all of Arches watercolor papers share these common attributes:

  • Professional grade, high quality
  • Environmentally friendly: made from 100% cotton, a renewable resource, and is recyclable
  • Acid-free with a buffered, neutral pH 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

  • 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.
  • 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 Hot Press Watercolor Paper

    Reviewed on 5/29/2013

    As reviewed by Donna

    Experience: STUDENT

    Beautiful paper for watercolor portraits. The texture allows for more detailed sketches, which makes more detailed portraits. The paper curls slightly more than the cold press with multiple washes.

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  • Arches watercolor paper pads are excellent!

    Reviewed on 5/29/2013

    As reviewed by Lauren Mills

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I found the fold-over Arches hot press watercolor pads an excellent purchase for my own work as well as for teaching. I also buy the blocks when I am doing washes and don't want to stretch the paper, but for smaller dryer brush work the pads are so convenient.

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