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Extra White Arches Drawing Pad

Extra White Arches Drawing Pad

Regular price $32.50 USD
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These extra white drawing pads by Arches are of the same high-quality paper you're accustomed. The pads are perfect for plein air drawing and convenient for travel. Each 9" x 12" French-bound pad has 16 sheets of 110 lb paper. Arches drawing paper is gelatin surface-sized to limit absorption capacity so any ink or felt tipped wet media resists bleeding. It increases the luster and vibrancy of your colors, while the high cotton content creates mechanical strength. Made from acid free 100% cotton with no optical brighteners, Arches Drawing paper provides a unique and durable surface perfect for finished art in graphite pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink and more. 

Arches has a long, proud history. Like any business that has survived centuries there were great successes and moments of near collapse. The paper mill was built in the village of Arches in Northeastern France in 1492. One year later, paper from the mill was used in the Nuremberg Chronicle with illustrations by Durer. In the 1830’s when sizing with rosin became popular, Arches continued using gelatin sizing. This decision further isolated Arches from competition. Renowned for clear color, transparent layers, and low page deformation. It’s prized so highly for conservation that in 1990, the spaceship, Discovery, sent 250 works on Arches paper into space for the future.

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