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Fine Arts - Watercolour


Watercolour - Hot Pressed

This watercolour paper is inspired by the beautiful Ligurian village, where the bright colours of the harbour reflect on the sea water in shimmering hues.



For brilliant, ethereal masterpieces

Portofino is a high-quality hot pressed paper produced using a traditional cylinder mould machine in order to create a surface suitable for watercolour technique. 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.



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.


The range

4 sides glued blocks

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 18X26 7x10 20 1 Block M4182614 8001348222507
300 23x31 9x12 20 1 Block M4233115 8001348222514
640 23x31 9x12 10 1 Block M4233119 8001348222552
300 26x36 10x14 20 1 Block M4263616 8001348222521
300 31x41 12x16 20 1 Block M4314117 8001348222538
640 31x41 12x16 10 1 Block M4314120 8001348222569
300 36x51 14x20 20 1 Block M4365118 8001348222545

Round glued blocks

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 16 Ø 6.3 20 1 Block M4200016 8001348222576
300 32 Ø 12.6 20 1 Block M4200032 8001348222583

1 sides glued pads

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 15x40 6x15 20 1 Block M4154017 8001348222590
300 20x50 8x20 20 1 Block M4205018 8001348222606
300 20x20 8x8 20 1 Block M4202019 8001348222613
300 30x30 12x12 20 1 Block M4303020 8001348222620
300 15x15 6x6 20 1 Block M4151521 8001348222637
300 12x23 4.5x9 20 1 Block M4122322 8001348222644

4 sided deckle edges

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 56X76 22x30 50 Pacco M4567632 8001348223467
300 56X76 22x30 10 Blister M4567633 8001348223474
640 56X76 22x30 5 Blister M4567662 8001348223481
Fine Arts - Watercolour
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