Stillman & Birn : Beta Sketchbook 8.25 x 11.75in (A4) Hardbound 270gsm - Natural White Cold Press/Rgh

Stillman & Birn : Beta Sketchbook 8.25 x 11.75in (A4) Hardbound 270gsm - Natural White Cold Press/Rgh


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RRP £20.54

Price £20.50

Enhanced wet strength suitable for mixed media renderings.

Paper shade: Natural white.
Surface: Rough.
Sheet count: 26 sheets/52 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 PSB300899
Weight 0.7680
Size : Metric : CM 21 x 30 cm
Size : ISO (A Sizes) A4
Surface Type Paper - Pad
Surface : Texture Cold Pressed / Not
Surface : Colour White
Binding : Cover Hard Cover
Paper : GSM Range 200 - 299 gsm
Surface : Aspect Rectangular
Binding : Aspect Long
Binding : Type Stitched
Quantity : Sheets 26 Sheets
Paper : gsm 270 gsm
To use with Pencil & Drawing
Quality Exceptional
Surface : Size for Parent A4
Review by Feefo
Good sketchbook for on the road sketching and watercolor (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
A beautiful sketchbook. Just owning it, untouched, is almost enough. I am reluctant to use it for my imperfect work but use it I will! (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
Firstly, I WOULDN'T buy another one. After all the hype I bought two types. I have used many different types of sketchbook, and these are good BUT NO WAY exceptional, in fact STRATHMORE VISUAL JOURNALS also sold by Jacksons beat them hands down, and I have done a side by side comparison test.

Nicely bound and presented, lay flat, the paper is decent wood pulp and well sized and looks like board. They are good for travel, outdoors, etc. The paint sits on the surface if unmolested and shines, particularly quinacridones, good but not exceptional. (Posted on 16/03/2017)
Review by Feefo
Have always used moleskine water colour books but tried one of these on recommendation. Far superior product. The paper takes ink and watercolour fantastically. The moleskine paper can sometimes get a bit oily and reject water. I also prefer the more square format of the two page spread on the beta. The stillman is perfect for my needs. (Posted on 03/09/2016)
Review by Josie Farmer
Excellent sketchbooks at 270gsm and I am so glad that Jackson's are now stocking these items. It would be great if we could get US Letter size sketchbooks as well, in the UK as I find that US Letter is a much more useable size than A4, with the extra width and slightly less height. (Posted on 20/08/2015)
Review by Feefo
Fast and accurate (Posted on 14/07/2015)

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