Stillman & Birn : Alpha Sketchbook 8.25 x 11.75in (A4) Hardbound 150gsm - Natural White Vellum

Stillman & Birn : Alpha Sketchbook 8.25 x 11.75in (A4) Hardbound 150gsm - Natural White Vellum


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RRP £18.22

Price £18.00

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 PSB100899
Weight 0.8860
Size : Metric : CM 21 x 30 cm
Size : ISO (A Sizes) A4
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 A4
Review by Feefo
My favorite sketchbook! (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
Fantastic sketchbook. Great surface and very well made. (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
I like the feel of the paper but I have not used it yet. (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
DEFINITELY WOULD NOT BUY AGAIN! Buy Seawhite of Brighton also sold buy Jacksons, they are FAR SUPERIOR. These are nicely bound but the paper of the larger ones is not up to much irrespective of the groovy promotional video.

Seawhites are much better sized and I have actually done a side by side comparison test and Seawhite come out on top. (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
I am very, very impressed with the quality of the binding and the paper. (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Dagmar Paseková
I read several reviews which convinced me to buy this sketchbook. And it was worth it! The paper has a nice density, a nice tooth, the pencils leave a nice stroke. Also when it comes to erasing, that's probably where you'll notice the difference. Erasing is easy and paper suffers almost no damage. I haven't tried any watercolor washes yet but I've seen the paper lying flat after drying which seems pretty incredible with 150 gsm. This is a quality sketchbook! (Posted on 20/08/2015)

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