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These hardbound Simply Sketchbooks by Daler-Rowney are a great value. Each book features a hard, durable black cover, and 110 sheets (220 pages) of acid-free, 65 lb (100 gsm), smooth white paper.
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from Orlando, FL
Comments about Daler-Rowney Hardbound Simply Sketchbooks:
The sketchbook has a really good hard cover. The paper is really nice, although Copic markers will bleed though it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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would buy again
great size and love the hardback cover. My students were really excited about them.Wonderful price. I got them on sale.
from Lawrence, MA
I purchase these sketchbooks every year for my high school art students. They are the right size for backpacks and lockers, and there are enough pages for students to complete class assignments and independent drawings. Rarely do students need a second book before the course is complete. The black covers are great for painting on with acrylic paint or paint markers.The only drawback that I have found is that the spine tends to come off about halfway through the year. It doesn't cause the book to fall apart though so it isn't the end of the world. We just duct tape them back on!
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from Plano, TX
We use the sketchbooks for journaling. The blank pages, make it possible to include collages. The books are very well made and we will continue to purchase this product, until they are no longer made.
Great value for a great sketchbook
from Hoboken, NJ
I get about 5 dozen of the 5.5 x 8.5" when they go on sale at Blick to give to my middle school students. They appreciate that their drawings are going into a high quality book that fits in their backpack like any other hardcover book. The paper is good quality medium weight and the cloth wrap on the cover has a nice finish.
By Steff the Awesome
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
I use it almost every day for my sketches. Haven't put it down since I got it but the paper isn't thick so it scrinkles easily and if you press down on your pencils it gets a few lines to the other pages.
Awesome journal, excellent price
By Karen, life coach
from Rochester, NY
We use the journals for our art journaling class, for both adults and kids. Their eyes light up when they get their journal at the first class and it holds up very nicely. We use it for all sorts of mediums so if Sharpies leak through, they use the other side for some sort of other medium that covers it up. Great journal for the price and the value allows us to purchase these books for all of our students and still keep the cost of the class affordable.
By Process Painter
from Oak Park, IL
Love the quality of the paper. The binding is not the best I've ever seen, but it is excellent considering the price. I'd highly recommend.
Once you use you won't regret
from Sanger, CA
I use this product for multiple things such as writing poetry and drawing. Since you can find inspiration anyway this product makes it easy since it's very portable and it's not a problem like the bigger books that you have to carry around in your arms. I just but this product in my inside jacket pocket it or glove compartment but I am able to keep my hands free until I'm ready to be artistic. I have yet to find anything wrong with it so far. I really enjoy this product and gives me great comfort when I know I can always have it around when I have a idea and I can't find paper to write it down.
Poor Quality Binding
from Chicago, IL
The thin paper quality did not bother me so much because I use my sketchbook for other purposes such as jotting down notes and ideas. My main problem was that the binding fell apart after my second use. It continues to fall apart in other places, and now my sketchbook has tape in many places to keep the binding secure. Even for a cheap sketchbook, it really shouldn't fall apart after one or two uses.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Merchant response: We are sorry to see that the binding on your book was defective. A member of our Customer Care team will contact you to assist you further.
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