Watercolour Paper Rolls – Arches

R1 599.00R3 950.00

April Monthly Deal

185 gsm Watercolour Paper Roll – Now R1599 / Was R2750

Sale Only Applies To Rustenburg Branch and Online Purchases.


The watercolour paper most prized by artists all over the world! It’s 100 % long cotton fibre composition gives the paper its beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and a distinctive touch as well as strength.

ARCHES® is made the traditional way on a cylinder mould which gives this unique paper a harmonious natural grain. Thanks to this method, the fibres are evenly distributed and the paper slackens uniformly when wet. ARCHES® is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper “to the core”. This preserves the lustre and transparency of the colours whilst preventing paints from penetrating the paper. It allows superposing of washes and gives it added strength to resist erasing and scratching without tearing or linting. It also allows paints to be removed, either wet or dry, easily revealing the whiteness of the paper.  ARCHES® Watercolour paper can absorb a large amount of water with limited deformation.

  • Composition: 100% cotton – made on a cylinder mould – sized to the core with natural gelatin.
  • Grammages: 185 & 300 gsm.
  • Paper size: 113 cm x 9.14 m.
  • Textures: rough, cold press and hot press, 185gsm only in a cold press texture.
  • Colour: natural
  • Watermark (sheet): “Arches® France ∞”
  • Format: roll
  • Conservation: with alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent per ISO 9706), fungicidal treatment to prevent the appearance of mould
  • Uses: ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic


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.

The Not stands for “Not Hot pressed”

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


View our Arches Watercolour Paper range:

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ImagePaper WeightRoll TexturePriceStockQuantityAdd to Cart
Arches-Watercolour-Paper-Rolls-300gsm185 gsmCold PressedR2 750.00 R1 599.009 in Stock.
Arches-Watercolour-Paper-Rolls-300gsm300 gsmRoughR3 950.007 in Stock.
Arches-Watercolour-Paper-Rolls-300gsm300 gsmCold PressedR3 950.002 in Stock.
Arches-Watercolour-Paper-Rolls-300gsm300 gsmHot PressedR3 950.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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