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Velin BFK Rives®

Another reference

in the world of high-end art publishing papers!

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.
When printing, the job of positioning the humidified paper is much easier and the paper can easily withstand repeated passages through the press. Only papermaking on a cylinder mould can produce paper with deckle edges.



Pencil, pastel, charcoal, sanguine crayon, graphite, felt pen, calligraphy, lithography, intaglio engraving, relief printing, linocut, letterpress, screen-printing, hot-foil stamping, bookbinding, heat embossing, collotype printing


Sheets, roll, reel, pads glued on the short side

100% cotton

Paper with very good mechanical strength. Pleasure of using a soft, supple, noble material (unbelievable feel).


Light fine grain: perfectly balanced soft grain and smooth surface that brings out the slightest detail. Allows the artist to obtain shadow and light effects, to create contrasts.

115, 175, 180, 250, 270, 280, 300 gsm

Wide choice of grammages offering every artist the chance to choose the paper with the bulk best suited to his/her technique, the lightest one being suited to art publishing.

Special formulation

Lightly sized: smooth, absorbent surface suitable for all printmaking techniques. Velin BFK Rives® is greatly appreciated by art publishers for its “love” of ink.


White, natural, cream-white, cream, grey, tan, black, extra white. The paper in the ARCHES® range that offers the largest choice of colours, allowing for a wider spectrum of creative uses (hot-foil stamping, blind embossing, etc.) or special applications (prints, greetings cards, invitations and announcement cards, etc.).

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.