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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.
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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great priced watercoolor paper
Comments about Saunders Waterford Sheets and Blocks:
I like the feel of this paper and it works sell for my style of painting. I don't know how well it woould stand up to lots of lifting, super wet, etc.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I purchase this product regularly and am highly pleased.
from Onancock, VA
I am an artist and appreciate this product. I can depend on it.
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Light house at Assateague State Park, Chincoteague, va
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This is my favorite paper
I haven't tried the 200lb yet, but I'm looking forward to it. The 140 high catloverwhite is great.
from Boone, Iowa
This paper is perfection! The quality is beautiful, and painting with this paper is wonderful!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Saunders Waterford HW HP improved surface - bad performance
By Professional Watercolor Artist
from Philadelphia, PA
Saunders Waterford High White Hot Press used to be an excellent paper. But new modified parer with improved smoother surface lacks watercolor performance. The paper absorbs water too quickly for many techniques I used on unimproved version of the same paper. It makes the final watercolor appear blotchy and requires extra effort and work hours to correct the shortcoming. I think the best course of an action for the company would be to abandon the "improvement" and reverse to the old manufacturing process otherwise I will need to look for a new paper for my work. It really become a mediocre paper out being one of the best.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this paper. Although the hot press surface was improved to make it smoother, what you describe doesn't sound characteristic of the new surface, and we'd like to look into this with you. We hope you'll please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
from Shelby Twp., MI
My favorite watercolor paper. It handles nicely and the extra weight works well when working wet on wet.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
200 lb Waterford
from Bayfield, WI
Chose this paper so I could roll it and travel via airline. Worked well. Flattened out quickly, has a smoother surface than Arches cold press, wrinkles less than 140lb. Still prefer 300lb Fabriano, although this Waterford is coming up sweet. Used to work exclusively with Waterford 140, this paper in 200 lb feels great.
Would Buy Again
By Greyhound Mom
from Zionsville, IN
I was impressed with the way my sheets arrived. So well packaged and protected. They were perfect when I opened the box. Very nice quality paper, too! Would definitely order this again.
The ONLY Watercolor Paper to Use
This paper can deal with many many over washes when correcting a color.You can add and take away as much watercolor as necessary till you get it exactly like you want it. Great quality in this paper.What I love most about this paper is it's beautiful color. It has the MOST beautiful off white color which I so love to paint on.It's the perfect paper..there's none other like it.
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