Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Block 300gsm Hot

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23 x 31cm 000507 RRP: £47.90 £35.50
£1.63 per sheet
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26 x 36cm 000510 RRP: £55.45 £39.95
£1.85 per sheet
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31 x 41cm 000513 RRP: £64.45 £49.95
£2.83 per sheet
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36 x 51cm 000516 RRP: £87.50 £64.00
£3.59 per sheet
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46 x 61cm 000519 RRP: £129.00 £95.00
£4.68 per sheet
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18 x 26cm 000504 RRP: £37.50 £29.95
£1.50 per sheet
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Description

Arches Aquarelle watercolour blocks are made on a cylinder mould, which offers a quality close to papers made by craftmenship methods. The slow turning of the cylinder enables the fibres to be deposited evenly and spread in all directions over the wire.

The fibres are distributed evenly, the paper slackens uniformly when wet, giving the artist more control. Only papermaking on a cylinder
mould can produce paper with deckle edges. This process can produce papers with a high grammage and exceptional resistance to scratching and erasing.

The Arches blocks are available in 3 textures:
*cold press: paper with a natural, harmonious grain, suited to the majority of techniques or subjects. It reflects the light and gives the pigments a sublimely
transparent effect.
*hot press: this paper undergoes an extra finishing process, passing through
a press to obtain a very smooth surface. The grain is imperceptible and absorbs the colours more quickly. It is suitable for detailed work and drawing very fine lines.
*rough: this is the paper with the most relief. This texture brings out the colours and gives volume.

  • Quality/Recommended: Recommended for professional artists.
  • Weight: 300gsm
  • Acid free: Yes
  • Made from: 100% cotton
  • Colour: Natural White
  • Ideal for: Ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic.
  • Texture: Hot Press
  • Brand: Arches
  • Available format (cm): 18 x 26 cm, 23 x 31cm, 26 x 36 cm, 31 x 41 cm, 36 x 51 cm, 46 x 61 cm
  • Available format (inches): 7 x 10.2 inches (approx.), 9 x 12.2 inches (approx.), 10.2 x 14.1 inches (approx.), 12.2 x 16.1 inches (approx.), 14.1 x 20 inches (approx.), 18.1 x 24 inches (approx.)
  • Sizing: Sized to the core with natural gelatin: a process exclusive to Arches, who is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper to the core. Even if it is soaked for a long time, the paper will still retain enough gelatin not to become too absorbent.
  • Mould made: Made using a cylinder mould. A
    traditional process which produces very high quality papers similar to handmade paper. Arches has been using this method to make
    paper since 1895.
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14th July 2021 Reviewed by Daniel Nobbs it came well wrapped and in perfect order, will use again.

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14th July 2021 Reviewed by Janine Matthews Versatile paper for artists at any stage of their expertise.

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14th July 2021 Reviewed by Janine Matthews Probably the most versatile paper for watercolour -

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13th May 2021 Reviewed by Malu CR This is the only brand of watercolour paper I use and recommend. The hot press is very smooth. Can be found on amazon and other websites but so far Cass Art has the best supply: consistent, available, good delivery service, and if you are buying more than one is cheaper.

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5th May 2021 Reviewed by Dave Rees Have always used Arches paper, nice to find this large format block at a good price.

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24th April 2021 Reviewed by Lauren Colunga Always a fantastic brand to buy!

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15th April 2021 Reviewed by Jane Glynn Excellent - product arrived quickly, not too much packaging and exactly as ordered. Also this is the best paper I've found.

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31st March 2021 Reviewed by Nicola Garside I love this product! It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. I use this for mixed media with ** pencils where I need a smooth service. I prefer cold press for watercolour pieces

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4th March 2021 Reviewed by Robert Hunt this is a class product- it is of such high quality that the surface doesn't bleed and is very forgiving. If you are looking for an high quality finish this is the product for you.

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3rd March 2021 Reviewed by Andrea Wynn Really lovely paper! Smooth and slightly off white and thick.

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18th February 2021 Reviewed by Mario Cavalli Used for gauche painting.

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9th December 2020 Reviewed by Daniel Iceton Would recommend for anyone using watercolours.

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8th December 2020 Reviewed by Norrie McDade I bought this paper for drawing with graphite pencil, but have now also used it for watercolour and it is perfect for both. Outstanding quality.

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26th November 2020 Reviewed by John Swanson It's good quality, but beware, it comes glued on all four sides and with a protective sheet. The thing is, the glue and sheet are all black, so it looks like you got a block of black paper. Which is what I thought!

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21st November 2020 Reviewed by Andrew Paraskos Great product.

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20th November 2020 Reviewed by Alessandro Leo The paper is just perfect, I was in love with it since the very first opening. The smooth cotton texture cold press is amazing. Deserve every penny.

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21st August 2020 Reviewed by Sam Kent Exceptional paper as always

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12th July 2020 Reviewed by Gillian Cameron As I am a botanical artist,and doing very detailed fine work with water colours,this paper is absolutely wonderful,I highly recommend it,wouldn't use anything else,the best.

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4th July 2020 Reviewed by Hannah Rosnes Very good quality

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4th July 2020 Reviewed by Hannah Rosnes Very good quality

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19th June 2020 Reviewed by Andrew Sanderson Very good easy to paint on great quality

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1st June 2020 Reviewed by Jessica Rose Neville-Allman Very good high quality

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21st May 2020 Reviewed by Sarah Strahan Nice quality paper at a good price. I particularly like the gummed edges which prevent the paper buckling.

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5th May 2020 Reviewed by Luigi Martino I am an *** watercolour painter and this paper makes it so much easier to reach the desired effect. Works very well with layering and therefore very good for botanical drawing

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22nd February 2020 Reviewed by Helen Vine Exquisite paper, the highest quality I’ve found. Extremely smooth surface for hot press. Using it with pen, dip pen and brush with ink, for detailed stippling and also washes. It’s worth the price and lives up to the hype. This paper feels really special. In love.

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4th January 2020 Reviewed by Martin Bale My wife is delighted

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19th November 2019 Reviewed by Tom Unsworth High quality. Used for all my watercolour painting. Would recommend to any watercolourist.

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26th September 2019 Reviewed by Elizabeth England >watercolour
>Those who use watercolours, and could use as alternative option to use tape (i.e. the wax covered sides)
>Beautiful quality, just be easy with the rubber, it makes the paper slightly resistant to the watercolours

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26th September 2019 Reviewed by Elizabeth England >watercolours
>Anyone who wants good watercolour paper, and likes the idea of not having to use tape to keep the paper from buckling much.
>I am very happy with the quality of the paper, just be careful not to use the rubber too much on it as it makes the paper a bit resistant to the watercolour.

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7th August 2019 Reviewed by Julie Rochette The difference on how it handles water and watercolour is amazing! Definitely recommend this to any watercolour artist.

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24th July 2019 Reviewed by David Carpenter Looking forward to using this.

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22nd January 2019 Reviewed by Zi Ling Hope it can be well

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27th December 2018 Reviewed by Dmitri Tihonovetski Very good paper for water colours, excellent texture.

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28th August 2018 Reviewed by Magda Lukas Fabulous paper. Highly recommend.

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27th February 2018 Reviewed by Helenaturska High quality paper for watercolour

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16th February 2018 Reviewed by Suzanne Redstone Fine quality
I do colour pencil drawings on this paper. I recommend this product.

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11th October 2017 Reviewed by Zi Ling very good

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4th October 2017 Reviewed by Pat James Fabulous paper. It is lovely and taught and withstands scrubbing when mistakes have been made. Slightly off white.

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3rd September 2017 Reviewed by Jane Pottas Good quality paper with a smooth surface ideal for making cyanotypes where the image is the focus of the process, not the surface texture of the paper.

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6th June 2017 Reviewed by Robert McKenzie Use Hot pressed paper for watercolour painting. Great surface and requires no stretching. Highly recommend.

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4th May 2017 Reviewed by Margaret First time using HP but love Arches papers

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3rd May 2017 Reviewed by Karen Super smooth paper for watercolour

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23rd February 2017 Reviewed by Diane Umemoto Arches is a very reliable brand. I have a great preference for watercolour blocks because I can just paint straightaway without the need for stretching. As a semi-professional, who doesn't charge much for a painting, I nonetheless feel I owe it to my clients to use paper that won't discolour over time.

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13th September 2016 Reviewed by MARIAH NAHABOO It is the first time I have bought Arches Block. I find the paper good and it is great to paint and not worry that the coour may seep to other papers.

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25th August 2016 Reviewed by David Manasian what i expected

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17th August 2016 Reviewed by Maja Grecic good quality

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1st April 2016 Reviewed by Gray Dessington I use the pad for sketching, I would recommend to all.

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3rd December 2015 Reviewed by Gloria Meyer At first I thought that I was going to have trouble with this paper as on its first wash, which was an all over heavy wash, the paper buckled. When it dried the paper was flat again. It stays stable when doing small areas. My other paper started to 'crumble' in small rolls like tiny breadcrumbs . But my arches block has taken more that the other paper that I used for portraiture ,, I will use it in future with confidence

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20th September 2015 Reviewed by Paul Coates A great pad of paper

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15th August 2015 Reviewed by Julie Shackson The best paper in the convenient block format.

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30th July 2015 Reviewed by Agne Beliukeviciute Most excellent paper.

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8th May 2015 Reviewed by Louise Revill First time using Arches board. Haven't used it before because it's so expensive, but the price at Cass Art was so reasonable I thought I'd give it go.
I can see why people rave about it so much now. Love it. It really grabs hold of the paint. Perfect for what I want it for.

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18th February 2015 Reviewed by JANE MACFARLANE Quality of paper fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend this product.

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20th November 2014 Reviewed by Susan Coleman Wonderful smooth paper

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20th August 2014 Reviewed by Lizzie Martell Beautiful quality.

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4th April 2014 Reviewed by Shona Illingworth excellent quality
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