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TPS Signature Series 2023 (Hot Press)

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Designed in collaboration with Singaporean artist and teacher Erwin Lian. This sketchbook exhibits one artists commitment to craftsmanship, and the pursuit of perfection. Featuring 300g hot press acid-free, archival grade, 100% cotton Fabriano Artistico® paper, the Signature Series opens flat and utilises a portrait format. The 44 pages feature deckle & hand-torn edges that accentuate the natural look and feel of the cotton paper. The sketchbook is casebound and glue-reinforced with a faux-leather PU cover.



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Our Sketchbook range was developed in collaboration with Singaporean artist Erwin Lian. As a professional artist and teacher, Erwin understood the benefits of using 100% cotton paper with wet-media, but was frustrated with the lack of sketchbook options on the market. Erwin took to crowdfunding, to make his “Perfect Sketchbook” a reality.

Erwin’s book used heavy weight 100% cotton acid-free paper that featured stunning hand-torn deckled edge paper and was finished with lay-flat binding for ease of use. The response was overwhelming. Today, Erwin works in collaboration with Etchr - Erwin focuses on design and innovation, and the Etchr team makes the Sketchbook range available to artists worldwide.

What is the size and weight of this sketchbook?

This is a B5 sketchbook (10.6 in x 7.3 in) and it weighs around 600g.

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?

Cold press paper has a slightly textured surface. It is the paper used most often by watercolour artists because it's great not only for large washes but also for a good amount of detail. Also, the textured paper allows us 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 colours, drawing with pens and ink, and 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.

Do 44 pages mean 22 sheets of paper to use?

Yes, it does! You can definitely use both sides of each sheet of paper - that's how good the paper is!