After years of using Arches 300 LB hot press watercolor paper, I've finally decided to try a little something different. Three new papers arrived in the mail this week: Fabriano Artistico, Saunders Waterford, and Lanaquarelle. I'm already impressed by the quality of their surfaces--far smoother and more velvety than Arches. Kinda wondering why I didn't explore my options sooner. They're just begging for watercolor and ink. Can't wait to test them out.