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. 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. This watercolor pad is glued on one edge, allowing you to tear out pages as you go, at just the size you need.