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Now the papers that inspire artists' work can support it, too. This art board features Arches paper on rigid, archival backing. The paper is mounted on white, acid-free, lignin-free, archival conservation board, making the board both durable and enduring.
Arches Art Board is ready for framing without mounting, eliminating a step as well as the added expense. The art finished on acid-free paper is displayed and protected on two-ply, 1.2 mm archival conservation board, making self-preservation simple. Buffered, without optical brightening agents, and treated to resist mold, these boards are compliant to ISO 9706, the standard for permanent paper.
Arches Art Board is the ultimate choice for watercolor, gouache, or ink washes. It features a natural white, handmade French paper. Choose from cold press, hot press, or rough surface textures.
Cold Press 65 point. Hot Press 60 point. Rough 65 point. 185 gsm.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Arches products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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I am LOVING this Art Board! New favorite for watercolors!
By Artist on the Farm
from Genava, Texas
Comments about Arches Art Board:
I purchased this Art Board for painting watercolors. I have used Arches Blocks for years but have found a new favorite. It holds up to erasing pencil lines and absorbs the watercolor paint very well and holds it's shape (doesn't warp) I simply Love it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New York
Great product for any medium however, I prefer to use it with graphite in my military drawings
So far so good, which is to say I am impressed thus far.
from NE Ohio
I am using this for ink wash work, and am up to about 5 layers with probably 2 more (broad) to go along with final detail work. I may end up working in some pastel too, so we'll see how that works.It warps right off (note: most of the boards were hit with a light wash all over), but the warping is quite minimal and not obstructive at all; I expected warping, so I do not consider this a negative. No wrinkling or the like; this board is quite thick. It has also endured some pencil and erasure too, so overall, it is pretty tough stuff. As this is a 5'x5' project, I believe it will work just as hoped. Can't ask for more than that.
LOVE THE TEXTURE
By Jeremiah Jost
from Alberta, Canada
Love how the paper holds watercolor. If your putting masking tape on it, it peels off very easily without pulling any paper off. This has been my favourite watercolor art board for years.
i would buy product again
By Mike the artist
from trophy club tx
Great pdRoduct good price well packaged
Arches cold press is a great product for W.C.
from San Mateo, California
Using the board saves me from stretching the paper, a real benefit. Also i would like top see Rough surface board ber made available.
I love the extra support
By Cindy Skillman
from Rapid City, SD
All the advantages of using Arches paper and none of the detriments of paper in general. I love not having to stretch and secure larger sheets of paper. It holds moisture well and the texture is just what it ought to be. If I get it extremely wet, it will bow, but it's easy to bow it back into its proper shape. I can also spray with archival varnish and frame my art without glass if I like.
Luxurious, perfect paper for drawing w/ any style or medium!
By Michelle who draws a lot
from Phoenix, AZ
I use the paper to draw both abstract and realistic pieces. It's smooth but has lots of tooth and erases well when necessary. I wish it came in larger sizes. It's a glorious paper.
Not quite the same but really good.
from Eden Prairie, MN
As for the product itself - the boards I got as an alternative to the Arche's hot press art block. The paint I use doesn't go down on the art board the same way, but well enough. And since it's mounted on a board, at the size I'm working, the warping is greatly reduced... which is the reason I got this to begin with.As for the value. The boards were WAY cheaper online. Individually reduced in price to begin with, then I got a further deal for purchasing them in bulk (a pack of 5). I got a sheet completely free and a deal on the other 4 and all I had to do was wait for them to be shipped to me -as opposed to going right to the store to get them.Finally - they came to me in great shape. No dings or crushed corners.
Only one I use.
By prof illustrator sports & portraits
Arches watercolor board is for professionals... takes a pencil line well, erases easily, has a great surface for opaque watercolor style, and color lifts off relatively well. Always my fave.
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