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We now offer Aquarelle Watercolor Media – a Game Changer!

Canson Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Media is a game changer!
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Thurston Print Lab now offering Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Media

Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Media is now available for printing your Fine Art Images, and with its Bright White Base and Beautiful Mould-made Texture it is a game-changer!

ARCHES® Aquarelle from Canson-Infinity is recognized by artists as one of the most prestigious watercolor papers with a history that spans many centuries. ARCHES® master papermakers have been producing very high-quality fine art papers since 1492, and today ARCHES® is the only paper mill in France using a traditional cylinder mould process for all its papers, including ARCHES® Aquarelle Rag.

Using the traditional watercolor base, the paper has an even natural grain and a felt-marked finish. It is manufactured using 100% cotton which contributes to the paper’s natural beauty and feel. The pure white base does not contain any optical brightening agents (OBAs). 

Aquarelle 310GSM Matte finish has a unique inkjet receiving layer that produces prints with superb color rendition, deep blacks, and pure whites offering photographers, artists, and printmakers the opportunity to create images with superb tonal range, excellent highlights and mid-tones.

ARCHES® Aquarelle Rag from Canson-Infinity is a prestigious paper and offers artists, printmakers and photographers alike the ability to create digital fine art prints on an authentic ARCHES® paper for both limited and open edition work.

By offering Aquarelle Watercolor Media to our clients we have created a custom ICC Printer Profile, which can be downloaded here, which gives us the most accurate and consistent color possible from our Canon Pro-2000 Printer, and also allows our clients the ability to Soft Proof or preview their images on a Calibrated Monitor very accurately before printing on this exciting new media offering.

Our Custom Printer Profile testing shows exceptional results with Blacks/Shadow Detail down to a level of 4-6 and Highlights/Whites detail up to 252-253, a very impressive tonal range for a Matte Watercolor Paper.

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John Sewell-Thurston

Photographer, Color Management Consultant, Canson Certified Print Lab Operator, Fine Art Inkjet Printer for Thurston Print Lab in San Diego, CA.

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