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Fine Arts - Watercolour


Watercolour - Rough

Within the walls of its historic cities and through the surrounding hills marked by rows of cypress trees, Tuscany is where the past meets the present, striking a balance between culture and creativity: we designed a paper with a rough surface inspired by this region that has come to symbolise the Italian Renaissance.



An ode to beauty

The Toscana watercolour paper with its rough surface is produced on a cylinder mould machine, using marking felts designed exclusively by Magnani. Its 100% cotton composition and total absence of acids and chlorine derivates endow this paper with resistance against yellowing caused by UV rays, guaranteeing durability over the years and optimal yield of the colours applied.
It is also suitable for other wet techniques like gouache, ink and acrylics.



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 M4182623 8001348222651
300 23x31 9x12 20 1 Block M4233124 8001348222668
640 23x31 9x12 10 1 Block M4233128 8001348222705
300 26x36 10x14 20 1 Block M4263625 8001348222675
300 31x41 12x16 20 1 Block M4314126 8001348222682
640 31x41 12x16 10 1 Block M4314129 8001348222712
300 36x51 14x20 20 1 Block M4365127 8001348222699

Round glued blocks

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 16 Ø 6.3 20 1 Block M4300016 8001348222729
300 32 Ø 12.6 20 1 Block M4300032 8001348222736

1 side glued pads

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 15x40 6x15 20 1 Block M4154030 8001348222743
300 20x50 8x20 20 1 Block M4205031 8001348222750
300 20x20 8x8 20 1 Block M4202032 8001348222767
300 30x30 12x12 20 1 Block M4303033 8001348222774
300 15x15 6x6 20 1 Block M4151534 8001348222781
300 12x23 4.5x9 20 1 Block M4122335 8001348222798

4 sided deckle edges

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
300 56X76 22x30 50 Pacco M4567634 8001348223498
300 56X76 22x30 10 Blister M4567635 8001348223504
640 56X76 22x30 5 Blister M4567663 8001348223511
Fine Arts - Watercolour
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