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Velin d’ARCHES®

The  reference in the art world

since 1492 and a standard that all other high-end publishing papers have followed!

Made on a cylinder mould (traditional process) : made today on a cylinder mould, the slow turning of the cylinder enables the fibres to be deposited evenly and spread in all directions over the wire. The paper is homogeneous and has very 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, felt pen, lithography, intaglio engraving, relief printing, linocut, letterpress, screen-printing, blind embossing, hot-foil stamping, bookbinding, collotype printing


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

100% cotton

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


Pronounced fine grain: ideal for academic drawing. Allows the artist to play with the surface, to obtain relief effects. It is easily erasable without leaving marks or linting.

160, 200, 250, 270, 300, 400 gsm

Wide choice of grammages offering every artist the chance to choose the paper with the bulk best suited to his/her technique.

Special formulation

Lightly sized: ideal for printing, Velin d’ARCHES® paper is greatly appreciated by art publishers for its “love” of ink.


Natural white, cream, black. Ideal paper for classical or academic drawing, offers a multitude of possibilities for art publishing.

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.