Arches Bright White Watercolor Paper is mould-made without brighteners or bleaches. The pulp is brighter than the original Arches Natural White Watercolor Sheet, thus showing colors more intensely from the surface. The cylinder-mould machine ensures that fibers are not closely aligned but are randomly oriented and densely interwoven in all directions, adding considerable strength to the paper and producing a natural,-ﾠattractively textured surface, with the look and feel of a vintage hand-made paper.
Each sheet is acid-free, pH-neutral, gelatin-sized, and air-dried. Sheets have two natural deckle edges and are watermarked and embossed.
Arches-ﾠpapers are built on the knowledge and experience of yesterday's craftsmen, combined with modern innovation, creating important new features and improvements in the paper's performance. If stored and handled properly, they will remain beautiful and vibrant for centuries without conservation and manufactured from pure durable cotton fiber.
Cold Press - The cold press finish has a light texture and is the most common texture. -It reflects light well, retaining the transparent quality of watercolors. A light grain make it easier to achieve certain details. ﾠNot just for watercolors, ﾠArches Cold Press is also recommended for gouache, acrylic and airbrush.
Hot Press - The hot press finish is primarily used for portraits. Discreet and reserved, it focuses attention on the subject of the work, emphasizing the drawing. However with such a subtle medium a certain degree of technical mastery is essential. Not just for watercolors, Arches Hot Press is also recommended for gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, pen and ink and technical pens.
Rough - The rough finish has an effect close to that of handmade paper. This rough grain paper helps to achieve valuable effects of texture. Not just for watercolors, Arches Hot Press-ﾠis also recommended-ﾠfor gouache, acrylic, charcoal and-ﾠpastel.