XL Watercolour Pads | 300gsm – Canson


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Canson® XL® Watercolour features a cold press textured paper that works beautifully for a variety of techniques at a great value. The durable surface is resistant to repeated washes, erasing and scraping. Even though it’s labelled as cold press, the texture is more like fine-grain cartridge paper, it is not as smooth as hot press. Besides the traditional cold press texture, XL Watercolour offers flexibility with a smooth side on the back for drawing.

Product Features:

  • Weight or thickness: 300gsm
  • Colours and textures: Natural White
  • Recommended techniques: Watercolour, acrylic, pen & ink, marker, coloured pencil, pencil, charcoal & pastel.


Formats available: Pads:

  • A4 (29,7 x 21 cm) 30 sheets
  • A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) 30 sheets


Standard & Longevity guarantee: Acid-Free.


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”.


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Canson XL watercolour paper is a good value for money 300gsm student grade watercolour paper.

This paper is great for watercolour pencils because of the texture.  A water bottle sprayer can be used to activate watercolour pencils and this paper is great for that – heavy enough to take a fairly heavy spray of water.



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




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