Arches Cover Paper

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SKU: Arches-Cover


$4.75 to $18.21



Commonly also referred to as Velin d'Arches Cover

Mouldmade of 100% cotton, Arches Cover is one of the world's most popular fine art printing papers. It features a lightly textured, cold pressed surface and a registered watermark. The paper's internal sizing and minimal surface sizing allow it to be dampened (instead of having to be soaked overnight) in preparation for printing. Please take note however that the soaking stage is subjective and obviously follows the specific needs of the artist.

Its ability to print wet, damp or dry and it's subtle texture make it a versatile sheet for all printmaking techniques. The paper has proven to be very dimensionally stable and will take repeated passes through a hand or automated lithography or etching press without showing any cracking near the plate edges. All sheets have two natural and two tear deckle edges. 

Excellent for: Lithography, Intaglio, Silkscreen, Collotype and Drawing (particularly pastel). This extraordinary surface also resists tearing and buckling and it remains. Lightly sized, 2 natural deckles, 2 tear deckles. Available in white, cream and black. CP surface. Also available in rolls.

Please note that the Black 250 22" x 30" sometimes has 2 natural deckles, 1 tear and 1 machine cut edge.

Sheet size: 19.5" x 25.5"   Grain direction:  short
Sheet size: 22" x 30"         Grain direction:  long
Sheet size: 24.75" x 35"    Grain direction:  short
Sheet size: 29" x 41"        Grain direction:  short
Sheet size: 30" x 44"        Grain direction:  short
Sheet size: 31.5" x 47"     Grain direction:  short