Winsor & Newton Surfaces: Maximizing Your Art Materials Performance

April 6, 2021

Winsor & Newton create the world’s finest art materials and understands the importance of a paper’s performance in influencing the final work. However some artists don’t know what makes one paper perform better than another. So, Winsor & Newton works with expert papermakers to test quality papers and select superior surfaces that maximize the performance of the art material used, whatever your skill level.



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Winsor & Newton is committed to sustainability, and the range is responsibly sourced with 80% of our papers certifiably sourced (FSC) and 40% made using renewable energy. Winsor & Newton papers are also vegan, as all materials used during the process are synthetic and not animal-derived.”



Available in two levels, professional and regular, both ranges are of archival quality and are non-yellowing natural white. The Professional Watercolour paper is 100% cotton paper and traditional mould made. It has optimal absorbency and extreme resistance to prevent warping. It is available in Hot Press, Cold Press and Rough. The regular watercolour paper is 25% cotton cold pressed paper and ideal for most watercolour styles. It is sized and treated for absorbance and warp resistance.

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Oil & Acrylic Paper pads have a canvas textured surface, specifically designed for use with oil and acrylic colours. Specially formulated, this paper has the right absorbency for oil applications. Designed to withstand heavy paint applications without soaking, and no need for any priming or preparation. Suitable for both media. Popular for painting outdoors and in the studio, and for artists who prefer using paper to canvas.

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The multipurpose paper is ideal for combining wet and dry mediums and techniques. The resistant heavyweight paper of archival quality is designed to withstand repeated working. The fine grain paper, available in wired pads with micro-perforated sheets, is easy to remove.

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A smooth, bleed-proof paper designed for optimal marker performance. This paper is specially treated to ensure rich, vibrant colours and clean, precise lines. The coated surface allows for perfect blending and unlimited tonal variations.

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A superior quality, extra smooth paper for fine detail drawings and illustrations. The surface is heavyweight and strong for repeated working. Extra white and perfect for final artworks and projects.

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