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The watercolour paper

most prized by artists all over the world!

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 fibres are distributed evenly, the paper slackens uniformly when wet, giving the artist more control. This process can produce papers with a high grammage and exceptional resistance to scratching and erasing, when they are gelatin sized to the core. Only papermaking on a cylinder mould can produce paper with deckle edges.

100%

cotton

Its 100 % long cotton fibre composition gives the paper its beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch as well as strength.

Exclusive

Gelatin sizing to the core

Exclusive to ARCHES®, gelatin sizing to the core preserves the lustre and transparency of the colours whilst preventing paints from penetrating into the paper. It allows superposing of washes and gives it added strength to resist erasing and scratching without tearing or linting. It also allows paints to be removed, either wet or dry, easily revealing the whiteness of the paper. ARCHES® Aquarelle can absorb a large amount of water with limited deformation.

Properties

Uses

Ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic.

Formats

Sheets, rolls, pads glued on the short side, block glued on 4 sides

100% cotton

The cotton gives the paper beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch as well as strength and longevity.

Texture

3 textures: cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. ARCHES® Aquarelle has an even, natural grain. The choice of texture will depend on the medium used by the artist. As a general rule, though, texture is a matter of personal choice for the artist, part of the process of artistic creation and expression.

185, 300, 356, 640 and 850 gsm

Exceptional bulk. Wide choice of grammages offering every artist the chance to choose the paper with the bulk best suited to his/her technique. Only ARCHES® offers such a high grammage paper (850 gsm) for special extra-large format work using extreme wet techniques.

Special formulation

Sized to the core with natural gelatin: a process exclusive to ARCHES®. ARCHES® is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper “to the core”. Even if it is soaked for a long time, the paper will still retain enough gelatin not to become too absorbent.

Colours

Natural white and bright white.

Sheets: authenticity and prestige

Deckle edges

Watermark

Conservation

Fungicidal treatment to prevent the appearance of mould. With alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9701)

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The RANGE

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

Sheets

Grammage TextureColourFormat (cm)Size Imperial (inch)EdgesNo. of sheetsProduct code
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795000
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1794999
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white109.2 x 78.7 cm31 in x 43 in4 deckle edges50A1713510
185 gsm90 lbHot PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795016
185 gsm90 lbHot PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795015
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795024
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795023
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white109.2 x 78.7 cm31 in x 43 in4 deckle edges50A1795025
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white50.8 x 40.6 cm16 in x 20 in4 deckle edges25A1795003
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white50.8 x 40.6 cm16 in x 20 in4 deckle edges10A1795002
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795006
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795005
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795227
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedBright white50.8 x 40.6 cm16 in x 20 in4 deckle edges25A1795038
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedBright white50.8 x 40.6 cm16 in x 20 in4 deckle edges10A1795037
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795041
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795040
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795228
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795018
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795017
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795045
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795044
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795027
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795026
300 gsm140 lbRoughBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795049
300 gsm140 lbRoughBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges10A1795048
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white109.2 x 78.7 cm31 in x 43 in4 deckle edges10A1795028
356 gsm156 lbCold PressedNatural white64.8 x 101.6 cm25.75 in x 40 in4 deckle edges25A1795008
356 gsm156 lbCold PressedNatural white64.8 x 101.6 cm25.75 in x 40 in4 deckle edges10A1795007
356 gsm156 lbHot PressedNatural white64.8 x 101.6 cm25.75 in x 40 in4 deckle edges25A1795020
356 gsm156 lbHot PressedNatural white64.8 x 101.6 cm25.75 in x 40 in4 deckle edges10A1795019
356 gsm156 lbRoughNatural white64.8 x 101.6 cm25.75 in x 40 in4 deckle edges25A1795030
356 gsm156 lbRoughNatural white64.8 x 101.6 cm25.75 in x 40 in4 deckle edges10A1795029
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795010
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795009
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white101.6 x 152.4 cm40 in x 60 in4 deckle edges5A1795012
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white105 x 75 cm29.5 in x 41 in4 deckle edges5A1795011
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795043
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795042
640 gsm300 lbHot PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795022
640 gsm300 lbHot PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795021
640 gsm300 lbHot PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795047
640 gsm300 lbHot PressedBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795046
640 gsm300 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795032
640 gsm300 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795031
640 gsm300 lbRoughNatural white101.6 x 152.4 cm40 in x 60 in4 deckle edges5A1795034
640 gsm300 lbRoughNatural white105 x 75 cm29.5 in x 41 in4 deckle edges5A1795033
640 gsm300 lbRoughBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795051
640 gsm300 lbRoughBright white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795050
850 gsm400 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges25A1795014
850 gsm400 lbCold PressedNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795013
850 gsm400 lbRoughNatural white56 x 76 cm22 in x 30 in4 deckle edges5A1795035

Rolls

Grammage TextureColourFormat (cm)Size Imperial (inch)Edges Product code
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white113 x 914 cm44.5 in x 10 yd2 deckle edgesA1710286
356 gsm156 lbCold PressedNatural white130 x 914 cm51 in x 10 yd2 deckle edgesA1710269
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white113 x 914 cm44.5 in x 10 yd2 deckle edgesA1710297
356 gsm156 lbHot PressedNatural white130 x 914 cm51 in x 10 yd2 deckle edgesA1710272
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white113 x 914 cm44.5 in x 10 yd2 deckle edgesA1710275
356 gsm156 lbRoughNatural white130 x 914 cm51 in x 10 yd2 deckle edgesA1710266

Blocks glued on 4 sides

Grammage TextureColourFormat (cm)Size Imperial (inch)EdgesNo. of sheetsProduct code
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white18 x 26 cm7 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1795052
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1795053
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1795054
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white31 x 41 cm12 in x 16 in4 cut edges20A1795055
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white18 x 26 cm7 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1795077
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1795078
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1795079
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white31 x 41 cm12 in x 16 in4 cut edges20A1795080
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white10 x 25 cm3.9 in x 9.8 in4 cut edges20A1795056
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white15 x 30 cm5.9 in x 11.8 in4 cut edges20A1795057
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white18 x 26 cm7 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1795058
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white20 x 20 cm7.9 in x 7.9 in4 cut edges20A1795059
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white20 x 26 cm7.9 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1711599
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1795060
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1795061
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white28 x 36 cm11 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1711600
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white31 x 31 cm12 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1711601
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white31 x 41 cm12 in x 16 in4 cut edges20A1795062
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white36 x 51 cm14 in x 20 in4 cut edges20A1795063
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white41 x 51 cm16 in x 20 in4 cut edges20A1711602
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white46 x 61 cm18 in x 24 in4 cut edges20A1795064
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white10 x 25 cm3.9 in x 9.8 in4 cut edges20A1795081
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white15 x 30 cm5.9 in x 11.8 in4 cut edges20A1795082
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white18 x 26 cm7 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1795083
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white20 x 20 cm7.9 in x 7.9 in4 cut edges20A1795084
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white20 x 26 cm7.9 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1711607
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1795085
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1795086
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white28 x 36 cm11 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1711608
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white31 x 31 cm12 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1711609
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white31 x 41 cm12 in x 16 in4 cut edges20A1795087
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white36 x 51 cm14 in x 20 in4 cut edges20A1795088
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white41 x 51 cm16 in x 20 in4 cut edges20A1711610
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white46 x 61 cm18 in x 24 in4 cut edges20A1795089
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white10 x 25 cm3.9 in x 9.8 in4 cut edges20A1795068
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white15 x 30 cm5.9 in x 11.8 in4 cut edges20A1795069
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white18 x 26 cm7 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1795070
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white20 x 20 cm7.9 in x 7.9 in4 cut edges20A1795071
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white20 x 26 cm7.9 in x 10 in4 cut edges20A1711603
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1795072
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1795073
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white28 x 36 cm11 in x 14 in4 cut edges20A1711604
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white31 x 31 cm12 in x 12 in4 cut edges20A1711605
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white31 x 41 cm12 in x 16 in4 cut edges20A1795074
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white36 x 51 cm14 in x 20 in4 cut edges20A1795075
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white41 x 51 cm16 in x 20 in4 cut edges20A1711606
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white46 x 61 cm18 in x 24 in4 cut edges20A1795076
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges10A1795065
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges10A1795066
640 gsm300 lbCold PressedNatural white31 x 41 cm12 in x 16 in4 cut edges10A1795067

Pads glued on short side

Grammage TextureColourFormat (cm)Size Imperial (inch)BlocksNo. of sheetsProduct code
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white14.8 x 21 cm5.83 in x 8.27 in4 cut edges15A1795217
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white21 x 29.7 cm8.27 in x 11.69 in4 cut edges15A1795218
185 gsm90 lbCold PressedNatural white29.7 x 42 cm11.69 in x 16.53 in4 cut edges15A1795219
185 gsm90 lbHot PressedNatural white14.8 x 21 cm5.83 in x 8.27 in4 cut edges15A1795220
185 gsm90 lbHot PressedNatural white21 x 29.7 cm8.27 in x 11.69 in4 cut edges15A1795221
185 gsm90 lbHot PressedNatural white29.7 x 42 cm11.69 in x 16.53 in4 cut edges15A1795222
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white14.8 x 21 cm5.83 in x 8.27 in4 cut edges15A1795223
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white21 x 29.7 cm8.27 in x 11.69 in4 cut edges15A1795224
185 gsm90 lbRoughNatural white29.7 x 42 cm11.69 in x 16.53 in4 cut edges15A1795225
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white14.8 x 21 cm5.83 in x 8.27 in4 cut edges12A1795090
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white21 x 29.7 cm8.27 in x 11.69 in4 cut edges12A1795091
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges12A1795092
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges12A1795093
300 gsm140 lbCold PressedNatural white29.7 x 42 cm11.69 in x 16.53 in4 cut edges12A1795094
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white14.8 x 21 cm5.83 in x 8.27 in4 cut edges12A1795095
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white21 x 29.7 cm8.27 in x 11.69 in4 cut edges12A1795096
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges12A1795097
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges12A1795098
300 gsm140 lbHot PressedNatural white29.7 x 42 cm11.69 in x 16.53 in4 cut edges12A1795099
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white14.8 x 21 cm5.83 in x 8.27 in4 cut edges12A1795100
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white21 x 29.7 cm8.27 in x 11.69 in4 cut edges12A1795101
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white23 x 31 cm9 in x 12 in4 cut edges12A1795102
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white26 x 36 cm10 in x 14 in4 cut edges12A1795103
300 gsm140 lbRoughNatural white29.7 x 42 cm11.69 in x 16.53 in4 cut edges12A1795104

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