Our papers

ARCHES® Aquarelle / ARCHES® Watercolour

Made the traditional way, on a cylinder mould, this paper has a harmonious natural grain. Thanks to this method, the fibres are evenly distributed, the paper slackens uniformly when wet.

Its composition with long fibres of 100% cotton gives the paper its strength, beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch.

ARCHES® is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper “to the core”. This preserves the lustre and transparency of the colours whilst preventing paints from penetrating 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® Watercolour paper can absorb a large amount of water with limited deformation.

Filigrane ARCHES® Standard Aquarelle
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  • Composition: 100% cotton – Made on a cylinder mould – Sized to the core with natural gelatin
  • Grammages: 185, 300, 356, 640 and 850 gsm
  • Textures: cold press, hot press and rough
  • Colour: natural
  • Edges (sheet): 4 deckle edges
  • Watermark (sheet): “Arches® France ∞”
  • Format: sheet, roll, block and album
  • Conservation: with alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9706), fungicidal treatment to prevent the appearance of mould
  • Uses: ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic

The ARCHES® Watercolour papers

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

Sheets

Colour Grammage g/m² / gsm - lb Texture Sheet size cm / m - in / yd
Colour Grammage g/m² / gsm - lb Texture Sheet size cm / m - in / yd
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Rough 109.2 x 78.7 cm - 31 x 43 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed 50.8 x 40.6 cm - 16 x 20 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Rough 109.2 x 78.7 cm - 31 x 43 in
Natural white 356 - 156 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 64.8 x 101.6 cm - 25.75 x 40 in
Natural white 640 - 300 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in
Natural white 640 - 300 Cold pressed, Rough 101.6 x 152.4 cm - 40 x 60 in
Natural white 640 - 300 Cold pressed, Rough 105 x 75 cm - 29.5 x 41 in
Natural white 850 - 400 Cold pressed, Rough 56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in
Bright white 300 - 140 Cold pressed 50.8 x 40.6 cm - 16 x 20 in
Bright white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in
Bright white 640 - 300 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in

Rolls

Colour Grammage g/m² / gsm - lb Texture Sheet size cm / m - in / yd
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Rough 113 cm x 9.14 m - 44.5 in x 10 yd
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 113 cm x 9.14 m - 44.5 in x 10 yd
Natural white 356 - 156 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 130 cm x 9.14 m - 51 in x 10 yd

Blocks glued on four sides

Colour Grammage g/m² / gsm - lb Texture Sheet size cm / m - in / yd
Colour Grammage g/m² / gsm - lb Texture Sheet size cm / m - in / yd
Natural white 640 - 300 Cold pressed 31 x 41 cm - 12 x 16 in
Natural white 640 - 300 Cold pressed 26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in
Natural white 640 - 300 Cold pressed 23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 46 x 61 cm - 18 x 24 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 41 x 51 cm - 16 x 20 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 36 x 51 cm - 14 x 20 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 31 x 41 cm - 12 x 16 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 31 x 31 cm - 12 x 12 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 28 x 36 cm - 11 x 14 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 20 x 26 cm - 8 x 10 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 20 x 20 cm - 7.9 x 7.9 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 18 x 26 cm - 7 x 10 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 15 x 30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 10 x 25 cm - 3.9 x 9.8 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Rough 31 x 41 cm - 12 x 16 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Rough 26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Rough 23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Rough 18 x 26 cm - 7 x 10 in

Pads

Colour Grammage g/m² / gsm - lb Texture Sheet size cm / m - in / yd
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 14.8 x 21 cm - 5.83 x 8.27 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 21 x 29.7 cm - 8.27 x 11.69 in
Natural white 185 - 90 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 29.7 x 42 cm - 11.69 x 16.53 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 14.8 x 21 cm - 5.83 x 8.27 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 21 x 29.7 cm - 8.27 x 11.69 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 23 x 31 cm - 9 x 12 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 29.7 x 42 cm - 11.69 x 16.53 in
Natural white 300 - 140 Cold pressed, Hot pressed, Rough 26 x 36 cm - 10 x 14 in