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The smooth, hard surface of Paris paper is a convenient and economical alternative to bristol board. Brilliant white, crisp, and bleedproof, it is the ideal surface for calligraphy and all fine line pen-and-ink work, including technical illustrations. It renders fine, clean lines with every type of pen, with no feathering or breaking up of lines.
Borden & Riley Paris Paper for Pens is now available in hardcover spiral-bound sketchbooks. Each holds 40 sheets of acid-free, 108 lb (176gsm), micro-perforated paper.
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from East Coast
Comments about Borden & Riley Borden & Riley Paris Paper for Pens Sketchbook:
For years I have used Borden & Riley Paris Paper for Pens to do my ink works but now I actually use it for something slightly different, speed pencil works. The ultra smooth finish makes pencils slide over with such pleasure, It is a joy to sketch on. I keep one on my art table at all times for warm-ups. Occasionally I still use the paper for brush black inks in Comic and Manga style illustrations.My dream version for speed sketch warm-ups would be a hard cover book-binded sketchbook version of this paper that I could travel more ruggedly with. The papers smooth uniqueness I haven't found in any other paper so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love this paper for ink but recently the covers are flimsy
By wanna be sketcher
from Seattle, WA
I have filled up a number of these sketchbooks but on this last order the covers have been changed and they are not as stiff as what they use to be. Much more bendy - not a hard solid surface to hold. I will probably still buy some but now I am on the look out for a "in hand" replacement sketchbook
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best pad for pen and ink
from Sanford, Maine
The ultra smooth finish on the paper makes it perfect for pen and ink. No bleeding or catching the nib. Have already ordered more.
Not what I expected
from St. Paul, MN
This paper is thin, shiny and slick. Ink smears on it. It was advertised as an equivalent of Bristol board but it is not equivalent. If shipping wasn't so expensive I would send both sketchbooks back. I'm sorry to write a negative review but this paper is not adequately described on your website.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this paper is not as you expected, and we're happy to help. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to assist you.
from Chicago IL
This is a great substitute for a more expensive paper I have been using, and very portable in the sketch pad form.I mostly use graphite pencils with this, and would not have known about it except for a store clerk who thought I would like it.
Perfect for markers
Excellent material for markers. Best paper for my work.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Exceptional quality paper for pen & ink
By Happy Beginner
from Columbia, MD
I am a budding artist interested in mixed media. I am focusing on my skills using technical pens. I own a variety of mixed media art paper I initially used for practice work. After reading online blogs about better paper for ink, I decided to try the Borden & Riley Paris paper. What a difference! The paper is pricier than other options but worth the investment as my skills improve.
This papering beautiful
from Easton, PA
I use this paper for all kinds of pen drawings from cartoons to zen tangle. It's beautiful. It didn't bleed or smudge. I loved it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great sketching paper
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Im working with ultra fine fountain pens and this paper is perfect.: smooth, yet not with a cold surface. And it has a very beautiful shade of white, if you know what I mean.I'm a foreign customer and it arrived in perfect conditions. Very well packed.
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