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Professionals worldwide love this paper for its superb performance and resistance to distortion.
Mouldmade of 100% cotton, Saunders Waterford is gelatin sized, and neutral pH. Each sheet has two natural deckles and two tear deckles.
Saunders Waterford is endorsed by the prestigious Royal Watercolor Society of England.
Saunders developed High White in response to requests from professional artists searching for a whiter shade of watercolor paper. Because of its whiter base color, pigments appear more vivid and sparkling, giving paintings a fresher, more contemporary look. As a base color, High White allows the lightest highlights to be achieved, either by color-lifting or by using masking fluid. Highlights have a brighter, cleaner glow, enhancing the contrast between the lightest and darkest points on paintings. Used by professionals around the world, Waterford High White is endorsed by the prestigious Royal Watercolour Society of England.
Saunders developed High White in response to requests from professional artists searching for a whiter shade of watercolor paper. Because of its whiter base color, pigments appear more vivid and sparkling, giving paintings a fresher, more contemporary look. As an base color, High White allows the lightest highlights to be achieved, either by color-lifting or by using masking fluid. Highlights have a brighter, cleaner glow, enhancing the contrast between the lightest and darkest points on paintings. Used by professionals around the world, Waterford High White is endorsed by the prestigious Royal Watercolour Society of England.
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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Excellent paper but wish it came in smaller sheets!
from San Luis Obispo, CA
Comments about Saunders Waterford Sheets and Blocks:
This is the first time I've tried Saunders Waterford 200 lb. hot press. I have used Arches 140 lb. hot press for years. I started looking for alternatives to Arches recently because of a buckling and warping problem. I don't want to have to stretch paper. I did not experience any buckling with the Saunders Waterford. As an added bonus, my gouache paint went on the paper much smoother than with Arches. I'm sold, but now the only problem is that Saunders Waterford is sold only in large single sheets. I wish it came in smaller sized pads, or at least in smaller sized sheets. I paint very small, so to buy a large number of single sized sheets doesn't work for me, and it seems wasteful to send a single sheet across the entire United States to California.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Onen Of The Best Watercolor Papers
from Sausalito CA
I have tried a number of cold-pressed watercolor papers over the years and Saunders Waterford is by far one of the best quality papers out there. I paint wet-in-wet with lots of water and the colors don't fade as much when dry as they do on other brands. I can easily lift color, and I have even scrubbed off color back to the white of the paper, then repaired a painting without ruining it. I love this paper and highly recommend it.
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I love this heavy paper !
Sturdy. Perfect watercolor paper.
from New Bern, NC
I bought 140# CP after trying a sheet from my mentor. This is wonderful paper. It holds a wash and my washes form "beads" with no effort on my part. Colors look vibrant. Just a nice all round paper. Softer than Arches.
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from St. John's, NL
I use 90lb hot press Saunders Waterford paper for watercolour animations. Its lightweight-ness makes it easy for using with a light table, and even though it's so lightweight, it's actually quite durable.
new to this sport
from boston, ma,
new to this sport. watercolor painting. i have done alot of reading and trying out new things and products...and this paper has made a big difference in my watercolor. it is so true when the best of the best tell you to get or start out with a good quality material or the best you can get....do it..what a fine paper. i am enjoying my art so much more...thank you.
Elegant and Economical
By Mz Roz
from Glen Allen, VA
I am a painting instructor at a local Art Center, and always searching for excellent quality for fair price for my students. I have switched from Strathmore pads to Saunders Waterford sheets in both 140# and 200# weights. It is wonderful to work with and giving a more professional appearance to our paintings now. I recommend it highly.
Love the Saunders paper
from Paramount, CA
I ordered Saunders cold pressed paper in 140lb and 300lb. Saunders cold pressed paper absorbs watercolor VERY well, leaving the pigment beautiful on the matt paper. It absorbs water well and easy to put and take away the pigment. I love everything about it, loved it for a long time. Saunders and Arches papers are the ones I love the most. Strongly recommended !!!
An excellent alternative to Arches paper
By Mike P.
from Beaverton, OR
As a fan of the English watercolor tradition, I first started using Saunders Waterford a few years ago. Previously I was using Arches exclusively. I like Arches very much, but am very pleased with SW which I can often find for a cheaper price. I've tried all the regular weights of their paper and have been very satisfied.
Excellent for portraiture
from Athens, GA
This paper behaves beautifully. It is great for watercolor portraits and any work that wants a soft hand. The color glows on this paper and the paint is so easy to manipulate. I also love that it comes in 200lb weight. The cold press behaves a bit like hot press from other brands, but has the texture of cold press. The downside is that it does not take tape or masking fluid well. It can tolderate small bits of masking, but if you rely on either of these a lot to preserve your whites then this paper is not for you.
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