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Kendal Watercolour Board

Our acid-free watercolour paper is designed for artists at all levels. The excellent lightly textured surface is suitable for a variety of media including watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, pencil, and pastel.

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James Cropper papers have long been the choice of leading galleries, designers, conservationists, artists, writers and poets.

And like the works of art they support, our materials stand the test of time.

Our team of paper technologists and craftspeople have over 175 year heritage of lovingly creating uniquely beautiful and tactile specialty papers for modern and traditional applications.

All of the papers in this presenter are made at the James Cropper mill, nestled in the foothills of the English Lake District, the country’s first and foremost National Park, World Heritage site and home of the highest quality, British papers.

Kendal Watercolour Board 00076 X3 White

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Free of optical brighteners (OBA free).

We make fine art papers without the use of OBAs. The natural white colour, known as “optically dead” papers, will remain consistent under different lighting conditions. Especially important for artwork that will be scanned for high quality reproduction.

Particularly suited to line and wash illustration work.

Line and wash is a drawing and painting process in which defined lines are used in unison with washes of colour. Also called pen-and-wash drawing, in the visual arts, a drawing marked out by pen and then tinted with watercolour.

Acid-free, for preservation of artwork integrity over time.

Acid-free papers are made using alkaline paper making technology. This means the pH of the pulp that is used to form the paper is above 7 (neutral), to prevent unwanted deterioration or yellowing of the sheet.

  • Art Papers
  • Watercolour
Print Suitability
  • Lithography
  • Silk Screen
  • Relief Processes
Converting Suitability
  • Laser Cutting
  • Die Cutting
  • Blind Embossing


REACH 2006
Fully Recyclable
The mark of responsible forestry FSC BW

Mill Certifications

ISO 14001:2015 cert. no. EMS 57536
ISO 9001:2000 cert. no. FM 10048
ISO 50001:2011 cert. no. ENMS 623280
ISO 45001:2018 cert. no. OHS 93474
FSC: INT-COC-002478

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