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 is the product of five centuries of papermaking experience. Arches watercolor papers are mouldmade in France, with 100% cotton fiber content. They are acid-free, pH-neutral, gelatin-sized, and air-dried. You can rely on Arches to always be consistent.
Arches Watercolor Blocks contain fine, mouldmade watercolor paper that is cut and tapebound in convenient blocks. Sheets are 140 lb (300 gsm) weight, with 20 sheets per block. Several sizes of Cold Press blocks are also available in a 10 sheet, 300 lb (640 gsm) variety.