Ready made Panels
Watercolor paper is mounted to the panel using a reversible conservators adhesive. The adhesive forms an archival acrylic water proof barrier between the paper and the panel. The paper can be removed from the panel at any time in the future.
The rigid panel protects the art work from damage by preventing the paper from being punctured, dented, or torn. And it
insures that the paint films will be kept from flexing and cracking.
Paper lies perfectly flat with crisp clean edges that are straight and square. There is a profound presence in a painting or drawing done on our art panel mounted with Arches hot press paper.
Art hangs without framing. The back of the panel has recessed slots to hang it flush to the wall in either direction without the need for framing. Panel can be hung framed or unframed. AB
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Paper Cottton Mix Media
The thickness of a sheet of paper is indicated by its weight, measured either in grams per square meter (gsm) or pounds per ream (lb). The standard weights of machine-made paper are 190 gsm (90 lb), 300 gsm (140 lb), 356 gsm (260 lb), and 638 gsm (300 lb).
Watercolor paper is divided into three categories according to the surface of the paper: rough, hot-pressed (HP), and cold-pressed (NOT).
As you'd expect from the name, rough watercolor paper has the most textured surface, or most prominent tooth.
Hot-pressed watercolor paper has smooth surface with almost no tooth. surface.
Cold-pressed watercolor paper is sometimes called NOT paper (as in not hot pressed). It's the paper in between rough
and hot-pressed paper, having a slightly textured surface.
Soft-pressed watercolor paper is in between hot-pressed and cold-pressed, with a slight tooth.
Rags were once a precious commodity as they were the raw material of papermakers of yesteryears. But let's be clear, only nice, clean rags are used and sorted into specific categories according to their characteristics (thickness, colour, etc.).
e.g. Arches® Watercolour is the world reference for watercolour paper. It is a top quality 100% cotton paper.
The use of traditional mould-made manufacturing techniques gives it a harmonious, but varied grain, close to handmade paper.
Fibres are evenly distributed, making the paper more stable and restricting deformation. Thanks to its dimensional stability the paper relaxes evenly when moistened.
A unique gelatine stock-sizing technique is used on Arches® Watercolour paper enabling it to withstand scraping and show colours at their best.
Available weights: 185, 300, 356, 640 and 850 gsm
3 available textures: cold pressed, hot pressed, rough grain
Ideal for: watercolour
|paper basis weights|
TXT by Handprint
|watercolor paper formats|
|Quarter Sheet||11 x 15||28 x 38||1.36||0.74|
|Crown||15 x 20||38 x 51||1.33||0.75|
|Half Sheet||15 x 22||38 x 56||1.47||0.68|
|Demy||171/2 x 221/2||44 x 57||1.29||0.78|
|Medium||18 x 23||46 x 58||1.28||0.78|
|Royal||20 x 25||51 x 64||1.25||0.80|
|Elephant (UK)||20 x 27||51 x 69||1.35||0.74|
|Super Royal||20 x 28||51 x 71||1.40||0.71|
|Full Sheet (Imperial)||22 x 30||55 x 76||1.36||0.74|
|Single Elephant (USA)||253/4 x 40||64 x 102||1.60||0.63|
|Double Elephant (UK)||27 x 40||69 x 102||1.52||0.66|
|Double Elephant (USA)||29 x 41||74 x 104||1.41||0.71|
|Antiquarian||31 x 53||79 x 135||1.71||0.58|
|Emperor (USA)||40 x 60||102 x 152||1.50||0.67|
|Source: Sylvie Turner, The Book of Fine Paper (1998).|
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