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Since 1590, the Lana mill has been supplying European watercolorists with the finest papers. Lanaquarelle is made on a cylinder mould machine, giving it the look and feel of a handmade paper, but with better consistency.
100% cotton, neutral pH, 140 lb (300 gsm) and 300 lb (640 gsm) papers. Two deckle edges. Available in Cold Press, Hot Press, and Rough.
Note — Paper may vary in size by ½" more or less.
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™ Lanaquerelle is a trademark.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I've been useing this w\c paper for years. I like the smooth
from Lakeview, Or
Comments about Lanaquerelle Lanaquarelle Watercolor Blocks:
I'm a watercolor artist, using dry brush. I like thesmooth surface.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best prices, fast shipping
from Birmingham, AL
I only buy my watercolor paper from Dick Blick. They have the best prices and it arrives fast! Not to mention that I love having the large flat box for hauling around the paper afterwards.
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Locust Grove, GA
Comments about Lanaquarelle Watercolor Blocks:
I use them in my craftring.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Chestertown, NY
Lanaquarelle makes it possible to create soft watery blends as well as hard edges. A good solid watercolor paper that makes it possible to do professional work. Holds up well to repeated washes with the block paper and keeps colors true. Comes in a nice variety of sizes as well.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
"New improved quality" is terrible.
By No more Lana Jamma
from Oakland, CA
I've been using Lanaquaelle for years. They used to have the best Hot Press 300gsm /140lb on the market. It had a beautiful eggshell finish that stood out compared to the competitors gridded machined finish (Arches, etc). I got to know it very well. Every once in a while I'd get a bad cut, but not very often.This new paper that is available is labeled as "New improved quality". While the older paper did have a bit of room for improvement. This new paper is bad on every mark:1. Every sheet I have from the new batch (20) is cut at a diagnal, not nearly square.2. The finish is gone. Now it has the machined grid finish just like most the other makers.3. They actually watermarked and sized the wrong/ back side!4. The weight has dropped below 90lb. I compared it to 90lb Stonehenge illustration paper. It's lighter. This was supposed to be 140lb.It's sad and I don't know of any alternatives that I like as much as the old Lana. I think I'll try sizing the Stonehenge paper myself and hope I can turn it into a good watercolor paper, since it's already a mighty fine illustration paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Mary Gold on old Lanaquarelle
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By Nan the Painter
from Reno, NV
I've used Lanaquarelle for over seven years now. I like how the paper accepts color. I can get great effects with it. Also though, if I decide to have prints made from a painting, the paper comes out pure white and not buff, which I like.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
THE FLAWED BLOCK
By SJ the Artist
from Beloit, WI
After investing in the Derwent Inktense Pencils Set, I did some research on THE BEST watercolor papers, and I purchased thishot press in this brand because I wanted hot press paper, but I didn't want to spend the extra for the Arches brand, and had read good reviews. I appreciated the variety of sizes offered in this brand as well. This paper itself ALMOST lives up to my now EXREMELY high standards, but this paper in the end is disappointing, and the BLOCK style that I've fallen in love with is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE for the price. I also learned this... Strathmore watercolor paper was all that I had known, and I very naively assumed I was using a cost effective, but DECENT paper. TOTALLY WRONG. The cheap paper is a waste of money and art supplies! I honestly recommend doing a side by side comparison if you are trying professional grade paper first time, or if you think this paper isn't worth the investment. It's really mind blowing, and I appreciate my professional grade paper so much more now. The paper can withstand many washes and take quite the scrubbing... BUT ONLY IF YOU REMOVE IT FROM THE BLOCK AND MOUNT IT TO A BOARD FIRST. The block is totally useless. TOTALLY. USELESS. IT'S A FLAW THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AT THIS LEVEL. After ONLY the second wash that I applied, the paper began PEELING off of the block, which caused a bad bleed and significant damage to the next page on the block. Watercolor blocks are the best invention on earth, but they have to WORK to be fabulous. The Arches Watercolor blocks are seemingly invincible. They are INCREDIBLE. And it was with that first experience that I assumed this block would hold up too and that I could TRUST the block to do what they SHOULD do. So the extra money that in the future I will invest in Arches Hot Press blocks will be more than worth it, for the block alone. In the end... Even though this paper is high grade, AND I DO ENJOY IT VERY MUCH, in comparison it was VERY clear that the Arches brand paper is just THAT MUCH BETTER. Color is noticeably (but only slightly) less vibrant on this paper, and the paper is just not as nice overall. I don't regret the investment I made with this paper, but I most likely will not purchase this brand in the future (but I do enjoy the smaller paper size). AND SO... My new experience with paper is this: You DO get EXACTLY what you pay for, even with the professional grades. The little bit that I saved by purchasing this vs. Arches... IT REALLY WASN'T WORTH IT. The fact that a company can make such a nice paper, but completely fail at creating an effective block really doesn't make me believe in their product line at all. If you want the best, buy Arches. That's what I'll be doing...
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
What a surprise
from Southern, IN.
I was looking for a block of hot pressed watercolor paper to do tinted ink drawings. I had been using Bristol which is great for the ink drawing but does not take watercolor well. I found this Lanaquarelle hot pressed and it was the cheapest that I had seen so I bought it.In the past I had painted on hot pressed paper and hated it. To make a long story short I tried a little watercolor of some grapes with poured paint just for grins. The results far exceeded my expectations and it may become my go to paper when my larger sized blocks need replacing.
300 lb 22 x 30" sheet are off square!
from Laguna Beach, CA
I purchased 15 sheets of the Lanaquarelle 22 x 30" 300lb. watercolor paper last week. I used it for silkscreen printing of the whole sheet, like a poster. When I went to have two pieces framed in a floating style the framer pointed out that the paper was not square and impossible to frame correctly. This is mold made paper with deckeled edges all around! How can this be? How can you fix it? You can't. Instead of a rectangle, it is a trapezoid. Quality control has gone out the window.Not Blicks fault.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Soft surface sizing
from Alexandria, VA
Over the past twenty years, I have used the cold-press and hot-press papers for both fine art and commercial illustration purposes. Unlike the majority of fine watercolor papers, Lanaquarelle is milled with soft surface sizing. This causes the paper to absorb watercolors more easily and makes it an excellent paper for line and wash techniques -- i.e., for strong, clear lines and flat, bright color.Of course, soft paper surfaces are easily abraded, which requires the artist to be especially careful with the use of masks. Unsized or lightly-sized print papers have similar qualities. However, Lanaquarelle's internal sizing limits the absorption that normally dulls the brilliance of watercolors on print papers. The technical demands for watercolor paper are too broad to be met by any one paper maker. In the category of soft surface sizing, Lanaquarelle is the best paper and very well-priced.
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