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Perfect for plein air painting and convenient for travel, Arches Watercolor Pads are ideal for both professional artists and students.
Each pad holds 12 sheets of natural white, 140 lb (300 gsm), 100% cotton paper that is acid-free. The paper is ideal for watercolor, gouache, ink, acrylics, drawing, and printmaking, and strong enough to handle multiple washes of color, masking fluid, scrubbing, and artist's tape without damage to the surface. Gelatin sizing gives each fiber a consistent feel and absorbency.
A long-time favorite of artists, Arches watercolor paper is produced on a cylinder mould machine and has been manufactured in the same French paper mill since 1492.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Arches products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Same price as using a coupon somewhere else!
Comments about Arches Watercolor Pads:
Of course the paper is great, it is Arches! I like that the price is the same as the coupon price at local stores, but at Blick I don't have to wait for that coupon! My order of importance for successful watercolors is quality paper first, then brushes, then paint!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Different sizing than the others
from San Francisco
I have a sensitivity to sizing, and Arches is the only one who sizes with gelatin instead of starches. So I have to buy it, lucky for me, it is high quality.
Simply the best
from Pacific Northwest
Arches 140 lb paper is simply the best available watercolor paper.
from Plymouth, Mi
I have finally discovered the importance of good quality paper. This has made learning to paint so much easier.
Arches paper is great
from Cottage Grove, OR
I have tried a lot of different paper but keep coming back to Arches. It is a great paper that works well for me and my painting.
I will buy this product again and again
I am glad I decided to upgrade to this paper. I has been worth it!
Arches H2O Block
from New York
I love this product as it is very portable and easy to work on for plein aire painting. I have tried several other brands but keep going back to Arches because of its quality. I definitely would recommend Arches watercolor papers, pads and blocks.
Can always depend on Arches for consistency.
from Ledyard, CT
Arches watercolor paper is high quality with a high rag content, allows color to flow smoothly. Supports most paint just fine.
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Cold press 140
from Bossier LA
Arches with my limited knowledge is the best I have used. At first touch I was surprised at the feel. It's cotton. I like it to the point that I'm only going to use Arches Watercolor from now on. It takes a beating and still makes my work look good.
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Arches coldpress 140. Line and wash Watercolor.
By Amrei Roze
I never want to use other brand of papers after I tried using these. Hot Press Papers are great for detailed painting.
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