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Arches Aquarelle Block 140lb/300gsm Cold Pressed
Arches Aquarelle watercolour paper is a 100% cotton paper. Arches Watercolor Paper is a professional grade watercolour paper of the highest quality. Manufactured in the same French mill since 1492, Arches watercolour papers are produced on a cylinder mould with pure French stream water. Made with natural gelatin sizing; naturally white containing no optical brighteners offers optimal longevity. Each sheet of Arches watercolour paper is hand inspected to ensure consistency and durability. Arches is strong enough to handle multiple washes of colour, masking fluid, scrubbing and artist tape without damage to the surface. Each sheet is permeated with sizing to give each fibre a consistent feel and absorbency. It is an ideal paper for watercolour and other wet media, and can also be used for drawing and printmaking.
Quality close to that of paper made by craft methods. The slow turning of the cylinder enables the fibres to be deposited evenly and spread in all directions over the wire. The fibres are distributed evenly, the paper slackens uniformly when wet, giving the artist more control. This process can produce papers with a high grammage and exceptional resistance to scratching and erasing when they are gelatin sized to the core. Only papermaking on a cylinder mould can produce paper with deckle edges.