A block of 12 sheets of fine-grained Canson® Heritage paper, ideal for wet techniques and watercolour.
The Watercolor paper Canson® Heritage is the result of 500 years of craftsmanship combined with the latest innovative technologies. It is a 100% cotton paper with a traditional composition, made in the old-fashioned way and on a round shape, which gives it a unique touch and a sensual texture. Its innovative design provides consistent washes, vibrant colours and incredibly sharp rendering.
Features and strengths of The Heritage Watercolor Canson® paper:
Perfectly homogeneous colors, no white dots or dark areas. Regular and harmonious coloured flats.
Perfect hold due to the presence of long cotton fibers.
Beautiful homogeneity thanks to the formation of the sheet, optimized by the slow speed of the machine.
Very good stability: its fibers distributed in all directions give the paper its stability in a wet state, guaranteeing the uniform distribution of pigments.
Unique range of grains thanks to the use of wool felts.
Clean whiteness of paper.
New generation of gelatin-free bonding for easy wet and dry correction.
Very good resistance to scraping and scrubbing.
It is possible to repaint on paper even after several months.
Respect for traditional attributes: fringed edges, watermarks.
Preservation guarantees: Iso 9706-free, acid-free, optically azure-free. Antifungal treatment.
The Canson company stems from a family tradition spanning several centuries. Jean Montgolfier, taken prisoner during the crusades in Damascus, would have, in the 12th century, learned to make paper. After his escape, he would have brought the secret to Europe, would have settled in the production of paper, in order to replace parchment.
In 1557, while François de Guise armed a troop to take back the kingdom of Naples from the Spaniards, at a time when tensions reigned between Catholics and Protestants, Jacques Montgolfier, Ambert's stationer, left his native Auvergne to settle in Beaujolais.
This was the start of the geographical expansion of this family which, for several centuries, created a large number of paper mills.
CANSON papers are still made in France with a quality recognized by all artists around the world.
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