Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Paper Options

Text Paper
The text paper used in our journals and sketchbooks is a text weight 80lb Smooth soft white paper.  Typical writing paper is 24lb. I prefer using the 80lb because of it's wonderful feel. It keeps the ink from showing through the page so both sides of a sheet are usable. It's great for ink, graphite and mild water mediums.

This paper can be cut with a deckled edge or a soft straight edge.

Text paper with a deckled edge
Text paper with a straight soft edge

Line and Graph Paper
We print our own lines and graphs on our favorite 80lb smooth soft white text weight paper.

Lined Paper

Graph Paper

The photographed images below are from DanielSmith.com where we purchase these types of paper.

Zerkall Nideggen
Mouldmade in Germany
sand color
Great for ink and dry media.
cotton and high alpha cellulose blend

Rives BFK

Rives BFK is Mould made in France at the Arches Mill.
 It is 100% cotton, has a vellum surface and is internally sized.
Perfect for ink and dry media.
Great to use as portfolio or photo album pages as well because of the page thickness our most popular photo album pages though are the Rising Stonehenge.

Rives BFK in White
250 gsm

Rives BFK in Buff (a light cream) 
280 gsm

Rising Stonehenge
Our Standard Album Paper!

Rising Stonehenge is acid free and 100% cotton. Mould made in America with natural deckle edges and a smooth eggshell texture. Suitable for dry and mild wet media. This paper also works great in photo albums and portfolios because of the thickness of the paper. 

Rising Stonehenge in White
245 gsm

Rising Stonehenge in Tan Fawn 
245 gsm

Rising Stonehenge in Black

Watercolor Paper
We currently keep Canson in stock. If you prefer a hot or cold press arches we can custom order it for you. 

Canson Montval Watercolor Paper 
140lb (300 gsm)
Made in France
100% high alpha cellulose
internally sized

Have a paper you absolutely love and would like bound in a book? Contact us for a custom order!


Unknown said...

Weirdly, I was just planning to send you an email asking you about this very subject. Had a great time at the book art workshops!

Unknown said...

Perfect timing then!

We also have info about paper on our bookbinding 101 series here:


So glad you came and made beautiful books with us Maria!

Anonymous said...

Will you be adding more to your site in the near future

Colleen Pope said...

I will be binding 200 copies of my own printed travel journal and looking for a leather source. I want to do a leather longstitch. Could you please point me in any direction to purchase my leather? Thank you so much in advance.
Your website/blog are wonderfully helpful!