Artistico Acquarello Watercolour Blocks (Extra White) – Fabriano

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  • Sizes available:
    • 23 x 30.5 cm (20 Sheets)
    • 30.5 x 45.5 cm (20 Sheets)
    • 35.5 x 51 cm (15 Sheets)


  • Made using the acclaimed Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper.
  • Mould-made, archival and 100% cotton.
  • Chlorine and acid-free.
  • Internal and external sizing makes the paper very absorbent.
  • Extra white produced without whitener.
  • Ideal for watercolour, gouache, acrylic, ink, charcoal and drawing.
  • Blocks are glued on 4 sides to prevent paper warping when wet.
  • Available in rough (Grana Grossa), cold-pressed (Grana Fina) and hot-pressed (Grana Satinata).
  • Artistico is also available in 300gsm rolls, 300gsm sheets and 640gsm sheets.


Understanding the 3 surfaces or textures of watercolour paper:

Rough – A pronounced, varied texture, great for a textured loose feel.

Cold-pressed (NOT) – It’s the paper texture in-between rough and hot-pressed paper, having a slightly textured surface this paper is sometimes called NOT.

Hot-pressed (HP) – Watercolour paper with a very smooth surface and almost no tooth. Good for painting detailed paintings and creating very smooth washes.

The Not stands for “Not Hot pressed”.


View our other Fabriano Artistico Traditional White Blocks


Available Options:

Hot Press, Cold Press or Rough – decisions… decisions.

Experimenting with a Terrific Trio: W&N Masking Fluid, Texture Medium and Granulation Medium


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3 reviews for Artistico Acquarello Watercolour Blocks (Extra White) – Fabriano

  1. maracetta (verified owner)

    This is the best watercolour paper that I have tried so far. Absolutely love it,. The paint dries SO beautifully. Worth every cent.

  2. Samanthalee (verified owner)

    Favourite watercolour block I’ve used ❤️ The hot press is Smooth and silky, very workable-and forgiving with lifting even the highly pigmented colours.

  3. Olive (verified owner)

    Fast becoming my new favourite – Fabriano artistico hot pressed – lovely, slightly textured paper which absorbs the paint beautifully. I also love the crisp whiteness of the paper… was pleasantly surprised, different feel to Arches hot pressed, but easier to paint on than I anticipated (a lot more forgiving on the looseness front I felt). A lovely compromise for painting loosely, with a little bit of control.

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