TPS Signature Series 2020 (Hot Press)
by Etchr Lab
These limited edition sketchbooks are produced just once a year and in 2020 only 300 have been produced. Each sketchbook has 44 pages and contains 300g acid-free, archival grade, 100% cotton Fabriano Artistico® Hot Press paper. They open flat and have a portrait format. The pages have deckle & hand-torn edges and the book is hard bound and glue reinforced with a PU cover. Free international shipping.
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This sketchbook was designed in collaboration with estemeed watercolorist and teacher Erwin Lian.
What are the paper details?
This sketchbook uses 300gsm (140lbs) acid-free, artist grade, 100% cotton hot press Fabriano paper. The paper colour is traditional white.
How do I choose between Hot and Cold press paper?
It really depends on your preference:
Cold press paper has a slightly textured surface. It is the paper used most often by watercolour artists because it's great for not only large washes but also for a good amount of detail. Also, the textured paper allows to shape things much easier!
Hot press paper has a fine-grained, smooth surface, with almost no tooth. It's ideal for large, even washes of one or two colors, drawing with pens and ink, and for painting fine details. The smooth surface makes it easier to draw and shade with dry mediums.
Why is acid-free and cotton paper important?
The best paper is acid-free and has a high amount of cotton to help prevent the paper from turning yellow or deteriorating over time. The more cotton content a paper has, the better it holds water and the pigment remains much more vibrant. You can use both sides of the paper.
Does 44 pages mean 22 sheets of paper to draw on?
Yes it does! You can definitely use both sides of each sheet of paper - that's how good the paper is!
What is the size and weight of this sketchbook?
This is a B5 sketchbook (27cm x 18.5 cm) and it weighs around 600g.