St Cuthberts Mill - Saunders Waterford - Watercolour - Hot Pressed - Gummed Blocks - 300 GSM

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Size: 26 x 18 cm

26 x 18 cm
31 x 23 cm
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St Cuthberts Mill - Saunders Waterford - Hot Pressed 300 GSM - Gummed Blocks



About the Brand- Saunders Waterford:


  • Saunders Waterford is a brand of watercolour paper that is made in England. 

  • It is an exquisite watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine, and is used by professional artists all over the globe.

  • This is the superior quality watercolour paper made by St Cuthberts Mill 

  • Made using 100% cotton, the highest quality paper making material, to high archival standards. 

  • Saunders waterford papers is available in a variety of weights and textures, so you can find the perfect paper for your needs



  • Watercolour paper is made up of wood pulp exclusively or mixed with cotton fibers. 

  • Watercolour paper is usually made by any of these processes :  handmade, mold-made, machine-made. 

  • Watercolour papers made with cotton fibers are more suitable for achieving the Watercolour techniques. They are made with cotton fibers ranging from 25% to 100%. 

  • The texture of the paper matters based on painting style and an artist’s personal preference.


 Here’s the three types of paper, 


Hot-pressed paper : 


  • Hot pressed paper is a type of watercolour paper that has been pressed at high pressure between smooth, heated rollers. 

  • This process results in a smooth, even surface with very little tooth. 

  • Hot pressed paper is often used for watercolor paintings that require a lot of detail, as the smooth surface allows for precise brushwork


 Cold-pressed paper: 


  • Cold pressed paper is a type of watercolour paper that has been pressed between cold metal plates. 

  • This gives the paper a slightly textured surface that is ideal for watercolour painting. 

  • Cold pressed paper is also more absorbent than hot pressed paper, which makes it better for creating washes of color.

  • Some paper brands refer to a Cold pressed paper  as “CP(Not)" which stands for "cold press, not hot pressed." 

  • This means that CP(Not) paper is not as smooth as hot pressed paper, but it is also not as rough as rough grain paper.


Rough texture paper:


  • Rough grain watercolour paper is a type of watercolour paper that has a textured surface. 

  • The texture is created by the paper fibers being raised during the manufacturing process. 

  • Rough grain paper is often used for watercolour paintings that require a lot of movement and expression, as the texture allows the paint to flow and blend more easily.


Importance of Watercolour paper:


  •  The quality of paper is very important when it comes to painting. The right  surface can greatly enhance the appearance of the artwork.

  •  Using the right paper for watercolour paintings enables the artist to get the   desired effects & techniques. 

  •  Watercolour papers ranging in 200gsm or 250gsm are ideal for light   watercolour washes whereas watercolour paper above 300gsm is suitable   for heavy washes.

  •  A 300 GSM, 100% cotton Watercolour paper is preferred by many artists to get the desired Watercolour techniques and these papers will not buckle up even after applying many layers of washes/paints.

  • These papers can also be used for other mediums like acrylics, gouache, color pencils, pastels, oil colors and charcoal art.




  • Size : 260x180 mm  (10" x 7")  , 310x230 mm  (12" x 9") 

  • Type : Hot  pressed  Gummed Blocks

  • No of sheets: 20 Sheets

  • GSM & type: 300  GSM, 100% cotton

  • Acid free, good for archival