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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.
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Arches cold press is a great product for W.C.
from San Mateo, California
Comments about Arches Art Board:
Using the board saves me from stretching the paper, a real benefit. Also i would like top see Rough surface board ber made available.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
Watercolor Board enthusiast strikes again
By Lila Bartel
from Topeka KS
prompt, better than paper, no stretching involved, time-saver, and clearly a good product
love this stuff
from manhattan KS
I do most of my work on 300LB arches, so I mount it on a board. the larger pieces of arches wc board are perfect for work larger than full sheets. I was using Masonite and taping to it, this saves the step, and the weight. the surface is perfect. and the hot press is wonderful for miniature works.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Arches Watercolor Boards for Plein Air Painting
By Catherine Hillis Studios
I love to paint on Arches Watercolor Board during plein air events. The boards make my life so much easier. Once I create my plein air painting, I spray the surface of my watercolor with an archival spray created especially for my medium, secure the work into its frame and I'm ready for the exhibit! Traditional watercolor framing is much more difficult and I have to bring so many more tools. Watercolor board is just as archival, works well with watercolor and you can eliminate glass in framing. This little painting was created on watercolor board during the 2016 Shadows on the Teche plein air competition in New Iberia, LA.
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Anticipation in Delcambre, watercolor
Tags: Shadows On The Teche, Using Product, Made with Product
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I have used this product for years for watercolors and acrylics. It comes in cold, hot, and rough press and I use them all. I do still sometimes use watercolor paper but don't take the time to stretch it. This board gives high quality and will not warp. It's worth your time to give it a try.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Better than illustration board
By Kent the Artist
from Shippensburg, PA
For years I used traditional cold press illustration board for my "high end" caricature work.A lot of the coloring is done in watercolor, and illustration board could only take so many overlapping washes until it became unworkable. Recently I switched to Arches watercolor board,and find that it is not only easy to draw ink lines, but like Arches paper (which I use in traditional watercolors), I can apply many overlapping washes without damaging the surface. I have yet to do a traditional watercolor on Arches board...but have high hopes for it. I have a 40" wideboard set aside for a major work. If it works the way I hope, it will eliminate the need to stretchthe paper before painting.
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