Arches have been making beautiful paper at the same French mill since 1492. It was their paper that was used to print Dürer's Chronicle of Gutenberg in 1500, as well as the Description of Egypt commissioned by Napoleon I in 1802. Nowadays, they focus on producing the finest professional-quality watercolour paper you can buy. It's made on a cylinder mould using spring water and 100% cotton fibre, and it's acid-free, pH-neutral, gelatin-sized, and air-dried. Arches Aquarelle papers are so durable that, stored properly, your artworks will outlive you. The sheets have attractive, traditional deckle edges, and every single sheet is inspected, by hand, before it leaves the factory. It's no surprise that Arches Aquarelle paper is the favoured brand of leading watercolour artists all over the world, but it's versatile enough to be used for sketching, calligraphy, gouache, printmaking, acrylics and even digital printing as well.