Watercolour painting requires a specific type of paper that can handle the unique characteristics of water-based pigments. Our range of watercolour papers are meticulously crafted to absorb and hold watercolour pigments effectively. Watercolour paper comes in a variety of different textures. ‘Hot Press’ (HP) is the smoothest, which is slightly less absorbent as it has been compressed to a harder surface. ‘Not’ (also called Cold Pressed) has a medium textured surface and is generally the most popular amongst watercolourists. ‘Rough’ is the most textured paper and is the most absorbent. We stock a variety of some of the world's most renowned brands from Winsor & Newton, Arches, Saunders to our very own Cass Art range. They also come in a variety of sheets, pads, rolls, and blocks.