Expression Watercolour Cold Pressed Blocks – Hahnemühle


Expression Watercolour Blocks are comprised of natural-white 100% cotton, surfaced sized paper, and is suitable for all wet painting techniques and etching. Colours stand out excellently on the paper and impress with their natural brilliance, thus giving every subject its very own, unique presence. Masking fluids or masking tape can be used and removed residue-free. While wet colours can be easily corrected or taken off.

Product features:

  • A traditional natural white paper for all wet painting techniques
  • 100% Cotton.
  • Acid-free, light-resistant and features extreme longevity.
  • Surface is eraser resistant due to the surface sizing.
  • Available in Cold Pressed.
  • Paper weight: 300gsm.
  • Each block contains 20 sheets.
  • Sizes available: A4 (29,7 x 21cm) & A3 (42 x 29,7cm),  A5 (21 x 14,8cm) Single Sheet Sampler.


Please note: Only one sampler per order allowed.


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Hahnemühle Watercolour Paper

Hahnemühle Traditional Artist Papers are produced according to old recipes using high-quality raw materials and pure spring water. Hahnemühle combines centuries of experience with modern innovation and artists inspiration since 1584.

Watercolours are fascinating because of their brilliant colours that appear to barely tint the paper with apparent ease.
The easily flowing colours allow gently graded washes in the painting.
Watercolour painting offers an inexpensive introduction to a creative activity because it requires few painting utensils and is easy to handle.

Crucial for the quality of a painting is the surface texture of the watercolour paper. Here one must distinguish between torchon, rough, extra rough, matte and satiny. The more exacting the technical painting demands, the more robust the paper surface must be. Inexpensive papers are made from 100% pulp, high quality and fine papers are made from 100% cotton rag. There are also watercolour papers made from 50% rag and 50% pulp.

Water plays a major role in watercolour painting. Colours applied to the white paper using a lot of water allow the paper to reflect through. Small amounts of colour applied in thin and transparent layers display an intense brilliance when using high-quality pigments.


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”.

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24 x 30cm, 30 x 40cm, A5 (21 x 14.8cm)


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