The Artists' Choice Since 1492
Beyond the main characteristics such as 100% rag content, neutral pH value, stiff sizing, four beautiful deckle edges and mould-made character, are the legendary surfaces.
Hot Pressed papers are plate smooth and are ideal for traditional watercolor techniques, as well as printmaking, pen and ink drawing and airbrushing.
The rich Cold Pressed surface is a particular favorite of illustrators, watercolorists and airbrush artists.
For a bolder more robust surface, Arches Rough provides just enough texture allowing for easy working and strong enough to maintain its character even after reworking. The Rough texture is also used by watercolorists, airbrush artists and acrylic painters. 260 lb. is approximately the same weight as 140 lb. paper but in double elephant.