Fabriano Watercolor pads features an affordable, high-quality, cold press paper that is ideal for students. Archival sheets of the pad are made from a mix of cotton and lignin-free cellulose that have a non-animal internal and external sizing, making them very absorbent. Pad's sheets are also ideal for gouache, acrylic, ink and charcoal. Pad glued across top and contains sheets of 140 lb. basis weight acid-free paper.