Saunders Waterford 300gsm Watercolour Paper
Saunders Waterford Series is the finest watercolour paper and is unique in that it is the only paper which carries the Royal Watercolour Society's seal of approval. The Waterford series is a 100% rag mould-made paper, acid free and buffered against atmospheric contamination giving archival permanence. The natural white sheet contains no optical brighteners, thus having excellent colour stability. It has found great favour with watercolour artists for its surface strength.
Hot press is super smooth. No texture with this paper. This paper doesn't suck up the water as fast as the cold press, allowing you to play around more, like re-wetting edges of pigment.
Cold press watercolor paper has texture. Little bumps and grooves holds in the water and pigment. It really sucks up the water pretty quickly. Cold press is a good choice when you want to convey texture in your subject.
Rough press watercolour paper has the most textured surface, or most prominent tooth. It's sometimes described as having a pebbly surface, a series of irregular rounded shapes like a pebble beach. On rough paper the paint from very watery washes tends to collect in the indentations in the paper, creating a grainy effect when the paint dries.
- 100% cotton rag
- Gelatin sized
- Neutral pH
- Two natural deckle edges
- Two tear deckle edges