In order to meet the wide range of artists' needs, Stillman & Birn’s sketchbook system gives them the choice of paper weight, shade, and surface type best suited to their specific techniques. With both internal and surface sizing, our papers have exceptional wet strength that supports the application of multiple washes. Similarly, just as the paper's sizing slows down water absorption, pigment stays on the surface of the sheet. The result: remarkably glowing color!
Our hardbound bindings - stiff when new - are designed to be broken in. The spines get eased in and then lay completely flat, accommodating both two-page drawing layouts and flatbed scanning. The wirebound bindings allow for your book to lay and remain flat and easy removal of pages to archive or share. The softbound covers are sewn bound allowing flexibility while remaining durable. Rounded corners prevents frayed edges and gives each book an elegant finish.
Bound in the United States, our sketchbook system offers artists a choice of three paper surfaces:
|ALPHA||Heavyweight– 150 gsm||White||Medium Grain|
|BETA||Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm||White||Cold Press|
|GAMMA||Heavyweight– 150 gsm||Ivory||Medium Grain|
|DELTA||Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm||Ivory||Cold Press|
|EPSILON||Heavyweight– 150 gsm||White||Smooth|
|ZETA||Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm||White||Smooth|
|NOVA||Heavyweight– 150 gsm||Beige||Medium Grain|
|NOVA||Heavyweight– 150 gsm||Grey||Medium Grain|
|NOVA||Heavyweight– 150 gsm||White||Medium Grain|