Arches have been creating Watercolour Papers in the same French paper mill in Vosges since 1492. Arches Watercolour Paper has been used by Matisse, Picasso, Warhol and Napoleon, who had his “Description of Egypt” printed on Arches Paper to be used by royalty. With centuries of paper making expertise, artists and designers worldwide trust Arches' high quality and performance. Arches Papers are made on a cylinder mould using 100% cotton fibres and local pure stream water. It is acid free, air dried and contains no optical brighteners. The use of pure cotton gives the paper a surface similar to handmade papers. Arches’ manufacturing process creates a very strong durable Watercolour Paper that will take many washes of colour and withstand scratching and erasing. Arches Watercolour Papers are so durable that your paintings will, if stored correctly, remain just as vibrant as the day you painted them.
Pullingers stock Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Blocks in Hot Pressed, NOT and Rough surfaces. Each pad contains 20 sheets of mould made acid free 140lb Arches Watercolour Paper that is glued along all four edges. The hot pressed Arches Watercolour Paper is particularly smooth and is ideal for botanical art. We also stock Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Paper in single sheets of varying weights in Hot Pressed, NOT and Rough surfaces. All Arches Watercolour Papers have excellent archival properties. Artists and illustrators worldwide consider Arches to be the most superior quality Watercolour Paper. Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Paper is equally suitable for drawing, printing, acrylic, gouache, calligraphy and inks.