Watercolor paper Canson® is made on a round form in the purest tradition of our master papermakers. Made up of 60% cotton, the materials are carefully selected in order to give this paper all its credentials. Acid-free, optically azure-free and with an alkaline pad, this exceptional paper is designed to withstand the attacks of time. Its sensual touch and warm white hue gives your creations both contrast and perspective. It offers a very homogeneous and bright rendering of watercolors, and it is easy to correct in wet as well as dry.
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.