Stillman & Birn : Alpha Sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5in Hardbound 150gsm - White Vellum

Stillman & Birn : Alpha Sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5in Hardbound 150gsm - White Vellum


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RRP £12.65

Price £12.50

For all dry media and multiple washes.

Paper shade: Natural white.
Surface: Vellum.
Sheet count: 62 sheets/124 pages.

With both internal and surface sizing, these papers have exceptional wet strength that supports the application of multiple washes. Similarly, just as the paper's sizing retards water absorption, pigment stays on the surface of the sheet. The result: remarkably glowing colour.
Stillman & Birn bindings are equally rugged. The hardbound bindings - stiff when new - are designed to be broken in. The spines get eased in and then lay completely flat, accomodating both two-page drawing layouts and flatbed scanning.

Bound in the United States, this sketchbook system offers artists a choice of three paper surfaces:

• Vellum – distinctive tooth, suitable for all dry media, and will also accept multiple washes
• Cold Press – Substantial tooth, enhanced wet and tear strength, suitable for multi-media artwork
• Smooth – Suitable for pen & ink, coloured pencils, water-based markers as well as watercolours

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SKU PSB100580
Weight 0.4360
Size : Metric : CM 14 x 22 cm
Size : Imperial : Inch 5.5 x 8.5 in
Surface Type Paper - Pad
Surface : Texture Vellum
Surface : Colour White
Binding : Cover Hard Cover
Paper : GSM Range 100 - 199 gsm
Surface : Aspect Rectangular
Binding : Aspect Long
Binding : Type Stitched
Quantity : Sheets 62 Sheets
Paper : gsm 150 gsm
To use with Pencil & Drawing
Quality Exceptional
Surface : Size for Parent 5.5 x 8.5 in
Review by Feefo
just as I expected well made sketchbook (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
Have only just started a sketch in this sketchbook but I am very, very impressed with the quality of the binding and the paper. It takes quite a wet watercolour wash without disintegrating or loosing the brightness of the colours. Not too much buckling and no bleed whatsoever. Will definitely order these again! (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
Well bound and good paper takes pen and ink and watercolour very well. The sketchbook folds flat so enabling sketching over two facing pages. The example / demonstration by Marc Holmes (citizensketcher) is really inspiring. (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
Excellent product. Lovely quality watercolour paper with a surface somewhere between hot pressed and NOT. (Posted on 16/01/2017)
Review by Feefo
First time I have tried this brand and only just started a drawing so will have to get back to you
on how it turns out . (Posted on 18/05/2016)
Review by Feefo
I regularly use Stillman & Birn products and find the paper and bindings very durable and strong for watercolour sketches. (Posted on 03/11/2015)
Review by Martin Kelly
Better than Moleskine watercolour sketchbook.This is a great little sketchbook and fits in my coat pocket nicely. The hardback cover is the best quality of any sketchbook I have seen. The paper is good for pencil, pen or watercolour. I can't see any reason for buying another Moleskine ever again. (Posted on 20/08/2015)

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