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Fine Arts - Watercolour

Italia

Watercolour - Cold pressed

Exquisite perspectives, soft light, fairytale settings. Italy has fascinated artists and creative minds for centuries with its ever-changing landscapes.

01

The
Paper

Layer your most vivid inspirations

Discover Italia, the high-quality cold pressed watercolour paper produced using the traditional cylinder mould machine process to create a surface suitable for all wet techniques. Its 100% cotton composition and total absence of acids and chlorine derivates endow it with resistance against yellowing from UV rays, guaranteeing durability over the years and an optimal yield of the pigments applied. This watercolour paper is also suitable for media like gouache, ink and acrylic.

02

Certification

Acid Free

Magnani 1404 papers are completely acid-free and produced in a neutral environment. This not only provides greater UV resistance, but also promises a long lifespan.

Long Life

Our ISO 9706 compliant papers, which are labelled “LONG LIFE” or permanent, provide a guarantee of the paper’s physical and chemical stability over time. The standard requires a minimum level of alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to neutralise any acids present. It also sets a maximum limit for easily oxidised substances and must be produced in an acid free environment.

Oba Free

The acronym “OBA” stands for “Optical Brighteners Agent”, chemical substances used during the production process to make paper look whiter and brighter. We avoid the use of these optical brighteners in Magnani 1404 papers because they can degrade over time, compromising not only their brightness, but also effectively changing the colour of the paper itself.

The Cylinder Mould Machine

Magnani 1404 papers are produced exclusively on a cylinder mould machine: this traditional production process mimics the hand-crafting techniques of the master papermakers of days gone by, coming as close as possible to the quality of handmade paper. Production is slower than on the flatbed mill, allowing the fibres to settle evenly, resulting in smooth, even paper.

The Raw Materials

We use only natural fibres from sustainable sources, such as cotton or alpha cellulose. Cotton is a key raw material in our art paper production process: its long fibres provide extraordinary flexibility, strength and absorbency, giving the paper a distinctive quality. Plus, as it is lignin free, cotton naturally makes the paper more resistant to yellowing.

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The range

4 sides glued blocks

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 18X26 7x10 20 1 Block M4182601 8001348222354
300 23x31 9x12 20 1 Block M4233102 8001348222361
640 23x31 9x12 10 1 Block M4233106 8001348222408
300 26x36 10x14 20 1 Block M4263603 8001348222378
300 31x41 12x16 20 1 Block M4314104 8001348222385
640 31x41 12x16 10 1 Block M4314107 8001348222415
300 36x51 14x20 20 1 Block M4365105 8001348222392

Round glued blocks

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 16 Ø 6.3 20 1 Block M4100016 8001348222439
300 32 Ø 12.6 20 1 Block M4100032 8001348222439

1 side glued pads

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 15x40 6x15 20 1 Block M4154008 8001348222446
300 20x50 8x20 20 1 Block M4205009 8001348222453
300 20x20 8x8 20 1 Block M4202010 8001348222460
300 30x30 12x12 20 1 Block M4303011 8001348222477
300 15x15 6x6 20 1 Block M4151512 8001348222484
300 12x23 4.5x9 20 1 Block M4122313 8001348222491

4-sided deckle edges

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 56X76 22x30 50 Pack M4567630 8001348223436
300 56X76 22x30 10 Manipack M4567631 8001348223443
640 56X76 22x30 5 Manipack M4567661 8001348223450
Fine Arts - Watercolour
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