Arches has a tradition of creating high-quality papers for over five centuries. This watercolor paper is superior quality, mold-made paper from the Arjomari Mills of France. This convenient block is glued on all four sides, keeping your surface taut and allowing you to create artwork instantly. Once it's dry, simply remove with a dull knife or end of your paintbrush. Hot press watercolor paper is ideal for watercolorists who want a smooth surface with even washes. This paper is also deal for drawing as well as pen and ink washes.