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ARCHES® Huile

Specially designed for oils,

extremely agreeable to work with!

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 homogeneous, with a flatter surface and better wet strength and stability, giving the artist more control. Only papermaking on a cylinder mould can produce paper with deckle edges..

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Properties

Uses

Oils, oil pastels

Formats

Sheets, roll, pads glued on the short side

100% cotton

Pleasure of using a soft, supple, noble material. Suitable for marouflage, as it has very good mechanical strength.

Texture

A balanced fine grain, comparable to that of a stretched canvas, making for very comfortable working. Allows the artist to play with the surface, to obtain shadow and light effects. Perfect for oil sketches.

300 gsm

The perfect balance artists need to express their creativity. Its grammage and thickness are suited to the application of both washes and impasto. Practical to use as it can easily be cut to the desired size. Strong, but lightweight, it can easily be rolled up to transport. Ideal for painting outdoors (unlike canvas).

Special formulation

Unique sizing and oil barrier (semi-absorbent surface). Ready to use without preparation (priming optional): saves time and there is less risk of damaging the surface in the preparatory stage. Resistant to scratching. Prevents greasy rings forming and protects the fibres from oxidation in contact with the paint. Very tolerant to solvents. The paint sits on the surface for an excellent rendering of the colours and faster drying times.

Colour

White

Sheets: authenticity and prestige

Deckle edges
Watermark

Conservation

With alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9701)

The range

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.