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Convenient blocks of quality, pre-stretched, 100% cotton watercolor paper!


Arches watercolor paper has been a favorite among artists for over 500 years, and it's easy to see why! Made from 100% cotton linters and both internally and externally gelatin sized, Arches Aquarelle acid free watercolor paper is one of the finest art papers in the world. You too can bring this historical, artist quality paper to your own works with these convenient, pre-stretched blocks! Watercolor paper blocks are glued on all four sides, eliminating the need to wet and stretch the paper before painting, as the glue prevents the sheet from curling and buckling. Once a piece is finished, simply slip a blade under the top sheet to lift it up and reveal a brand new sheet beneath. Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Paper Blocks are available in a Natural White shade, in 3 surface finishes and 2 paper weights.
Available in: 140 lb. 20 sheet Blocks in Cold, Hot & Rough Press plus
Heavyweight 300 lb. 10 sheet Blocks in Cold Press.

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Arches Watercolor Blocks

Convenient blocks of the finest quality, pre-stretched, 100% cotton watercolor paper!

Arches watercolor paper has been a favorite among artists for over 500 years, and it's easy to see why! Made from 100% cotton linters and both internally and externally gelatin sized, acid free Arches Aquarelle watercolor paper is one of the finest art papers in the world. You too can bring this historical, artist quality paper to your own works with these convenient, pre-stretched blocks! Watercolor paper blocks are glued on all four sides, eliminating the need to wet and stretch the paper before painting, as the glue prevents the sheet from curling and buckling during painting. Once a piece is finished, simply slip a craft knife or razor blade under the top sheet to lift it up and reveal a brand new sheet beneath. Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Paper Blocks are available in 3 surface finishes, 2 paper weights, and all in a Natural White shade. Excellent for all types of watercolor painting, ink drawing, washes — and the ideal portable painting surface, perfect for plein aire artists!

  • 140lb Blocks – Available in Cold (medium texture), Hot (smooth texture) and Rough (high texture) Press surfaces. Each block contains 20 sheets glued on all four sides.
  • 300lb Blocks – These Cold Press (medium texture) blocks feature 10 sheets of heavyweight, 300lb Arches Natural White watercolor paper, glued on all four sides.
Arches Watercolor Blocks is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 94.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blocks Rock! My first purchase of quality watercolor paper and wow! I love the blocks. I caught it on sale.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arches WC Blocks are the Best! I've bought Arches WC blocks for years. Recently I got back into using them, and was happy to see some new format shapes (skinny landscape and squares)! I prefer to use these blocks for Urban Sketching work, instead of a sketchbook.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best water color paper The best cold press waterblock to me.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Paper Arches can’t be beat.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paper. The best!! I purchased this paper for the first time and I just love it and will buy more buying from Jerry’s you get the best prices.
Date published: 2019-04-10
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Date published: 2019-04-03
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Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as advertised. I bought this as a gift and the person really loved it!.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn't use anything else The perfect watercolor paper in an unusual size and great price.
Date published: 2018-06-11
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I need watercolor paper cold pressed rough 140 lb wt 12x16. Do you have it?

Asked by: Nancy43
Thank you for contacting us. Yes, we do carry a 140 lb. Rough Block in size 12x16" In Natural White the item number is 15839. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-05-16

Looking for 18 x 24 hot press paper. Does it come in this size?

Asked by: Dorothy Wintle
Yes, we sell item number 15855 which is 18x24" IN 140 lb. 20 Sheet Hot Press Block, Natural White This item is located near the end of the product page. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-04-09

Can gesso (oil or acrylic) be applied to the 300# Arches paper without getting into trouble of any kind? It's too valuable to ruin out of ignorance, or stupidity, which worse: not having the sense to ask the question for fear of being thought foolish.

Asked by: Don Conner
Yes, you can gesso 300lb Arches watercolor paper as shown in these videos on that subject https://youtu.be/nrmVGhHGVjg or this one https://youtu.be/YLu5snHTqzM Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-03-08

What is the difference between hot pressed and cold pressed water colour paper?

Asked by: Bonnie Martin
Hot-pressed watercolor paper has a fine-grained, smooth surface, with almost no tooth. Paint dries very quickly on it. This makes it ideal for large, even washes of one or two colors. Cold-pressed watercolor paper has a slightly textured surface, somewhere in between rough and hot-pressed paper. Most artists prefer Cold-pressed watercolor paper over Hot-pressed. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-12-14

Is the DArches watercolor paper the original or is it made by Crampton. Crampton or similar name?

Asked by: Annie Gamble
Thank you for contacting us. Arches Watercolor Blocks and all Arches / DArches papers are made in France. The distribution vendor for Arches in the United States is Colart, but they do not have any influence on how the paper is made. I hope that this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-11-26

I draw intricate designs with black micron pens and want to print them out on my inkjet printer and enhance by adding watercolor afterwards.  Will this paper make the initial black design look washed out after printing? 

Asked by: SusanCC
I have heard of different artists experimenting with watercolor paper in the inkjet printer. I would advise you to check your printer manual to make sure the watercolor paper will fit through your printer. The ink may appear washed out or off if your printer is low on ink. The texture of the watercolor paper could also interfere with the printing process and produce a washed out looking print. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-05-14

I'm fairly new to watercolors and have been using Arches 140# cold press paper and love it. When water is added to the paper, just from normal painting, does it seep through and damage the next sheet on the block?

Asked by: Sumino
No, the under sheets of the watercolor block will not be damaged when you apply color or washes to the top sheet of the block. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-03-08

What is difference between cold press and hard press

Asked by: Patty65
Hot press watercolor paper has been pressed with a hot iron press that removes any texture from the paper. Cold press watercolor paper has the opposite texture and is pressed cold to retain its textured surface which is slightly bumpy. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-03-08
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ARCHES 140CP BLOCK 3.9X9.8
Name:140 lb. 20 Sheet Cold Press Block
Size: 3.9X9.8 In
Color:Natural White
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Color:Natural White
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheet Hot Press 3.9X9.8 in. Natural White
Name:140 lb. 20 Sheet Hot Press Block
Size: 3.9X9.8 In
Color:Natural White
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ARCHES 140CP BLOCK 5.9X11.8
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Size: 5.9X11.8 In
Color:Natural White
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Arches Watercolor Block 140lb 20 Sheets Hot Press 5.9X11.8
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Color:Natural White
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Arches 140 lb. Rough Block 7x10 - Natural White
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Size: 7X10 In
Color:Natural White
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15836
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Size: 7X10 In
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ARCHES 140CP BLOCK 7.9X7.9
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Size: 7.9X7.9 In
Color:Natural White
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V05825
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ARCHES 140R BLOCK 7.9X7.9
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Size: 7.9X7.9 In
Color:Natural White
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Arches Watercolor Block 140lb 20 Sheets Hot Press 7.9X7.9
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Size: 7.9X7.9 In
Color:Natural White
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Cold Press 8X10 - Natural White
Name:140 lb. 20 Sheets Cold Press Block
Size: 8X10 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
V29115
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Hot Press 8X10 - Natural White
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Size: 8X10 In
Color:Natural White
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V29119
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Rough 8X10 - Natural White
Name:140 lb. 20 Sheets Rough Block
Size: 8X10 In
Color:Natural White
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Arches 140 lb. Rough Block 9x12 - Natural White
Name:140 lb. 20 Sheet Rough Block
Size: 9X12 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15837
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Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Block 9x12 - Natural White
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Size: 9X12 In
Color:Natural White
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15844
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Arches 140 lb. Hot Press Block 9x12 - Natural White
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Size: 9X12 In
Color:Natural White
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Arches 300 lb. Cold Press Block 9x12 - Natural White
Name:300 lb. 10 Sheet Cold Press Block
Size: 9X12 In
Color:Natural White
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71032
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Arches 140 lb. Rough Block 10x14 - Natural White
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Size: 10X14 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15838
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Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Block 10x14 - Natural White
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Color:Natural White
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15845
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Arches 140 lb. Hot Press Block 10x14 - Natural White
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Size: 10X14 In
Color:Natural White
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15852
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Arches 300 lb. Cold Press Block 10x14 - Natural White
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Size: 10X14 In
Color:Natural White
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71033
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Cold Press 11X14 - Natural White
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Size: 11X14 In
Color:Natural White
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V29116
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Hot Press 11X14 - Natural White
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Color:Natural White
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V29120
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Rough 11X14 - Natural White
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Size: 11X14 In
Color:Natural White
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V29124
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Arches 140 lb. Rough Block 12x16 - Natural White
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Size: 12X16 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15839
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Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Block 12x16 - Natural White
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Size: 12X16 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15846
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Arches 140 lb. Hot Press Block 12x16 - Natural White
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Size: 12X16 In
Color:Natural White
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15853
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Arches 300 lb. Cold Press Block 12x16 - Natural White
Name:300 lb. 10 Sheet Cold Press Block
Size: 12X16 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
71034
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Cold Press 12X12 - Natural White
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Size: 12X12 In
Color:Natural White
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V29117
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Hot Press 12X12 - Natural White
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Size: 12X12 In
Color:Natural White
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Rough 12X12 - Natural White
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Size: 12X12 In
Color:Natural White
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V29125
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Arches 140 lb. Rough Block 14x20 - Natural White
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Size: 14X20 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15840
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Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Block 14x20 - Natural White
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Size: 14X20 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15847
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Arches 140 lb. Hot Press Block 14x20 - Natural White
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Size: 14X20 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15854
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Cold Press 16X20 - Natural White
Name:140 lb. 20 Sheets Cold Press Block
Size: 16X20 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
V29118
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Hot Press 16X20 - Natural White
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Size: 16X20 In
Color:Natural White
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V29122
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Arches Watercolor Block 140 lb. 20 Sheets Rough 16X20 - Natural White
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Size: 16X20 In
Color:Natural White
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V29126
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Arches 140 lb. Rough Block 18x24 - Natural White
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Size: 18X24 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15841
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Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Block 18x24 - Natural White
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Size: 18X24 In
Color:Natural White
Item #:
15848
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Arches 140 lb. Hot Press Block 18x24 - Natural White
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Size: 18X24 In
Color:Natural White
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