• COLD PRESSED:
paper with a natural, harmonious grain, suited to the majority of techniques or subjects. It reflects the light and gives the pigments a sublimely transparent effect.
• HOT PRESSED:
this paper undergoes an extra finishing process, passing through a press to obtain a very smooth surface.
The grain is imperceptible and absorbs the colours more quickly. It is suitable for detailed work and drawing very fine lines.
this is the paper with the most relief. This texture brings out the colours and gives volume. The choice of texture will depend on the medium used by the artist.
As a general rule, though, texture is a matter of personal choice for the artist, part of the process of artistic creation and expression.