Unique know-how

It all begins with cotton

The natural cotton fibres most used for most of its production give the ARCHES® paper elegance and strength. With the subtleties of the grain, they give the paper a touch and a ″bulk″ that are greatly appreciated.
A well-guarded secret

A well-guarded secret

Paper pulp, that skilful blend of carefully selected fibres, is the quintessence of ARCHES® papers and has been the guarantee of their quality for more than 500 years.
The traditional cylinder mould

The traditional cylinder mould

An industrial papermaking process in use for over a century, it gave rise to the roll of paper. ARCHES®, experts in this technique, produce a paper with outstanding physical and chemical properties and an inimitable natural look.
A feminine kind of subtlety

A feminine kind of subtlety

At the end of each production cycle, the cutting and the tactile and visual inspection of each sheet of ARCHES® paper is entrusted to the hands and eyes of highly experienced women and men.
Undeniable quality

Undeniable quality

Each production run is subjected to numerous technical controls, some of them very old and others more recent, which guarantee the undisputed quality of the papers that have made the reputation of ARCHES®.
Chosen by the greats

Chosen by the greats

Since 1492, ARCHES® has remained the paper most used for the creative arts. Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Braque, Miro, Dali, Warhol, Alechinsky, among others, as well as great art publishers, have all made it their paper of choice. Famous the world over, ARCHES® is used by a multitude of artists and publishers on every continent.