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Ingres d’ARCHES MBM®

A reference

in the world of high-end art publishing papers!

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, a painter who was extremely sensitive to materials and curious to try out many different drawing and watercolour techniques, inspired ARCHES®.

 Made on a cylinder mould (traditional process): quality close to that of paper made by craft methods. The slow turning of the cylinder enables the fibres to be deposited evenly and spread in all directions over the wire. The paper is therefore more homogeneous and has good dimensional stability. Only papermaking on a cylinder mould can produce paper with deckle edges.



Pencil, pastel, charcoal, sanguine crayon, graphite,calligraphy, pen and ink, felt pen, gouache, marbling, letterpress, blind embossing, bookbinding


Sheets, pads glued on the short side

75% cotton

High cotton content, very good mechanical strength. Pleasure of using a soft, supple, noble material (unbelievable feel).


Laid. The laid lines give the paper a certain relief and a prestigious surface that preserves every nuance of the pencil stroke and gives body and depth to the drawing. Paper famous for its exceptional qualities in fine arts schools all over the world. Favourite paper of 19th French artists (e.g. Georges Seurat’s charcoal drawings).

85, 105 and 130 gsm

Strong, but lightweight at the same time. Has very good bulk. Ideal for expressing one’s creativity on an ultra-high performance academic medium.

Special formulation

Gelatin surface-sized. Limits the paper’s absorption capacity (ink does not bleed) and guarantees good resistance of the fibres. Optimum rendering even after repeated corrections.


White, cream.

Sheets: authenticity and prestige

Deckle edges



With alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9706)


Made to measure: ARCHES® customises your paper: you choose the format, quality, grammage, colour … and the watermark (conditions available on request).

Not all our points of sale stock all our products, so please check availability of the item you need with your local stockist, who will be able to advise you.