Canson Héritage is a strong and absorbent 100% cotton paper designed for use with watercolour paints. It is available in two weights, a standard 300gsm and a heavyweight 640gsm. Both weights of Canson Héritage are also suitable for use with coloured or watercolour pencils.
What really sets this robust watercolour paper apart is the sizing, which allows artists to lift paint and to scrub at the paper without deterioration to the surface. It is possible to layer paints, returning to the same image and re-wetting the surface. The ability to make corrections while the paint is wet or after it has dried makes Héritage a very forgiving paper to paint on. This sizing also gives great image clarity, as it does not allow marks to bleed. Sharp edges are retained after the paint has dried.
Canson Héritage is made from 100% cotton fibre and thus is naturally acid-free. It has been treated to make it mould-resistant and does not contain optical brighteners. It complies with ISO Standard 9706 and is a naturally-durable paper.
The Héritage pads, sheets and blocks are surface sized with a gelatin-free size.
This Canson Héritage Aquarelle block is gummed on four sides. It contains 20 sheets of 300gsm watercolour paper measuring 36x51cm.
Please note, this product has a Not (cold pressed) surface. The surface of the paper is slightly textured, and is not suitable for extremely detailed work. Most painters will find it suitable for most purposes. For more information on the production and properties of watercolour papers,