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Watercolor PaperIndividual sheets of 140# 9" x 12" Watercolor paper. This paper can be stamped or printed using an inkjet printer* and then painted.
*Check your printer documentation to make sure your printer can accept heavy-weight papers.
Student grade papers are not archival, are made from wood pulp not cotton, are externally (surface) sized and can produce inconsistent results. On the other hand, student grade paper is very economical and can be useful for experimenting and practice.
Professional or Artist grade paper is created from 100% cotton fibers (rag) not cellulose and are acid and lignin free thus making them archival. Arches paper is both Internally and surface sized.
Hot press (smooth)
cold press (light texture)
rough (rough texture)