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Arches papers aren't just for watercolors. Use them also for drawing, calligraphy, gouache, printmaking, acrylics, and even digital printing. Manufactured from pure cotton fiber, they are so durable that they will remain beautiful and vibrant for centuries without conservation, if stored and handled properly.
Many artists say they choose Arches because working on an inferior surface just isn't worth the effort. And no other watercolor paper provides such a huge selection of sizes, surfaces, and formats for creative expression.
Arches Bright White is mouldmade without optical brighteners or bleaches. The pulp is brighter than the Natural White Sheet, thus showing colors more intensely from the surface.
This paper features two deckle edges, two waterline edges, and a watermark. This sheet offers the same durability and strength as the Natural White sheet. Just like the original Arches, it is acid-free, pH-neutral, gelatin-sized, and air-dried. Both 140 lb (300 gsm) and 300 lb (640 gsm) weights are available.
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.
22" × 30"
559 mm × 762 mm
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300 lb is great For Artists
from Lexington, KY
Comments about Arches Bright White Watercolor Paper:
I have been using Arches paper for many years. I like the 300lb cuz it doesn't have to be stretched. The bright white hot press is what I use for florals. It has a bit of knap to it so paint can be erased even if the paint is more staining. It is difficult to cut into your required size but can be done with an x-acto knife. I wish paper came in something other than 22" x 30". Good price at DickBlick.com but have to pay a $3.00 handling fee if you don't order 10.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is simply the best !!
By J M Artist
I love the Arches bright white. since I've been using it my colors seem so much brighter. I use the 300 pound cold press. It has just the right amount of texture for using granulating pigments and it takes the beating I dish out with masking and scrubbing. I've tried a lot of papers and this is the best !!
Arches is a great paper!
from Salt Lake City, Utah
I have used Arches paper for 20 years with great satisfaction. It is an superb product.
Superb, consistent performance
from Edge of the continent, Oregon
Even the 140# is heavy duty enough to survive using both sides if I goof up on one.
Best Deal for the classroom and the studio
By Art Room Teacher
from Rockdale High School, Texas
Good watercolor paper is never inexpensive. Arches is well priced for the wonderful absorbency that it provides. I use it for my most advanced High School students and in my own studio at home. I rely on the high quality for a decent price. My students enjoy being able to ink on the watercolor paper with permanent ink and then washing colors over without worrying that the paper will be covered with pills of detaching paper.
Gives bright colors with this white paper
By Arches Fan
What I love about this paper is the quality Arches always puts out however what I love is the bright white instead of natural white. The bright white creates brighter colors when you paint your watercolor colors. Just a much nicer richness to the colors because there is no color to the paper. Never had any problem whatsoever with any of Arches product. I only buy this paper or the Arches rough watercolor paper which has more texture.
I can depend on Dick Blick Art Supplies
from Middleville, Michigan
I teach adult Ed. through the local school district. I've beenordering through Blick art supplies for over 10 years. I teachwatercolor for advanced students and I order Arches bright white300 lb., I find the quality and price to be the best for our class. The Blick Co. provides a fast way to order and ship thethe materials with in a couple days after I order. I also teachin Florida in the winter season. I can depend on the supplies from Dick Blick Art Supply.
Great watercolor paper
By Watercolor girl
Arches has good sizing, and a good working surface. It's quite dependable.
Great value great product
from Washington, MO
It is good quality water color paper
Arches bright white 140 lb. paper
from Fenwick Island,De
Packaged very well and a great value
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