Basics at a glance:
- 9x12 inches
- 24 ivory colored sheets to a coil boundpad
- $7.50 at AC Moore
- Acid free blah blah blah
The paper is a warm ivory color and the texture is smooth to the touch with a little visual texture. Pens offer some feedback on the surface and work well. Most ink does not soak through and most lines do not spread, staying true to the nib width. The paper is stiff and heavy, and at 90lb/ 147gsm it is a stiff paper.Light and medium heavy watercolor washes did well without soaking through the page. The paper did cockle while wet.
The paper would make a great art journal due to the lack of show through. Another thing I really like is that the sheets are truly 9x12 inches as the perf is at the 12 inch mark unlike other pads which have the perf at 11.5 inches with the last half inch including the coil binding. Some of the inks I tested on the pad feathered, but most did well. Watercolor performed well and looked good on the page. I’m going to have to test this pad out a little more before I decide if it’s a buy or not. At $7.50 for 24 sheets it’s a tad on the pricey side for general sketch paper and I’m not sure it’s a splurge or not.
Next week I'll review another Canson pad, the XL Recycled drawing pad.
I purchased this pad for review and was not compensated for my review by Canson or AC Moore in any way.