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THE ARCHES® RANGE OF PAPERS

ARCHES® is the paper mill that offers the most extensive range of fine art papers made on a cylinder mould.

ARCHES® Aquarelle paper gelatin sized “to the core” is a reference among papers, chosen by artists all over the world. It is only paper in the world made by this unique method.

Among the many papers in the range, we find emblematic names like Velin d’ARCHES® and Velin BFK Rives®.

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WHICH PAPER FOR MY TECHNIQUE?

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Artists and graphic arts professionals know that in the ARCHES® Collection they will find the ideal paper for their technique and sensitivity.

Watercolour and wet techniques

Among the water-based painting techniques that first appeared in ancient Egypt, referred to as distempers,...

Oil

Oil painting appeared at the end of the Middle Ages. Oil paint has the particularity...

Drawing and sketching

Drawing techniques are many and varied: charcoal, sanguine crayon, pastels, coloured pencil, graphite, pen and...

Ink and calligraphy

Papers for ink and calligraphy need to have good mechanical strength, limit the absorption of...

Offset printing

A range of special papers, ARCHES® Expression, specifically designed for offset printing and which lend...

Art publishing

ARCHES® offers the most extensive range of art publishing papers on the market, including Velin...

Art photography publishing

In 1992, ARCHES® became the first paper mill to develop a special paper for platinum...

Writing

A high-end paper, beautifully completed with a finely worked watermark. Once confined to announcing family...

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VIDEOS

Kimberly Roush

Discover the interview with Kimberly Roush, american watercolour artist

Angélique Huet

Discover Angélique Huet’s portrait, unwinder and sheet cutter at the Arches paper mill

TUTORIALS

Working alongside Canon, and renowned photographer and landscape artist, Robert Rodriguez Jr., ARCHES® have created a step-by-step videos guide for artists looking to create their own limited edition prints on the new ARCHES® paper range dedicated to digital printing

GALLERY

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ARCHES® is a Living Heritage Company (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, EPV), a certification that recognises its ancestral know-how in the area of the manufacturing high-quality paper.

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THE SIGNATURE OF A GREAT BRAND

In 1492, master papermakers were already making paper by hand in the Arches paper mill located in the Vosges region of France. The Arches paper mill is now the only one in France to manufacture all its fine art and printing papers using cylinder moulds.

The cylinder mould process combined with the use of a natural raw material – cotton – produces very high quality paper that is as good as the finest handmade papers. This traditional method is the best way of making luxury paper that is stable, watermarked, with a natural grain and deckle edges.

OUR HISTORY

Great artists like Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, René Magritte, Salvador Dali, Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou Ki, Roy Lichtenstein, Bernard Buffet, Andy Warhol, Pierre Alechinsky, and many more, have produced some of their major works on ARCHES® paper.

They are our best ambassadors. Their choice bears witness to the outstanding quality and permanence of ARCHES® papers.
And today ARCHES® still remains the undisputed reference for all artists.

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