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Featuring a deluxe European design with a patented 360° binding, Prat Flex Books open completely flat for ease of drawing, writing, and scanning.
Made in Greece.
Inside every Prat Flex Notebook are 192 pages of ivory-colored 80 gsm Italian Fabriano paper that is acid-free and chlorine-free, ideal for writing with pencils, ballpoint pens, roller and fountain pens, and markers. The cover is Fedrigoni Saville Row Tweed uncoated board with a fabric texture, cloth spine, and elastic closure.
Inside, the German-made 170 gsm white paper is acid-free and chlorine-free, ready for sketching with pencils, charcoal, markers, and pastels. The cover is constructed of Fedrigoni Saville Row Tweed uncoated board with a fabric texture, contrasting spine, and elastic closure. Prat Flex Sketchbooks contain 80 blank pages.
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Not for me, but has some pros
from Washington State
Comments about Prat Flex Books:
I purchased the green blank sketchbook in size 12 1/4 x 8 1/5.Let me start with the good: I like the look of this sketchbook. I bought it because it lays flat when open. It seems to work well with a pigma micron pen. I didn't have any bleed-through to the other side when using this pen, however, I did not do extensive testing with it. I drew a quick sketch and filled in some solid black areas. The paper does not work well with my extra fine carbon ink fountain pen. It soaks in the ink and makes the line at least twice as thick as it would normally be. going over an area more than once with the pen causes the paper to start to fall apart. You can feel the roughness of the lines marring the paper when you run your hands over your design. A black felt bled through to the other side of the paper. I tested it with water soluble crayons as well, and as expected, it doesn't hold up well (not that it claims to). It buckles and doesn't allow the color to flow.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this book isn't working for all of your applications. If you ever have questions about the attributes of a paper we offer, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Department for assistance. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to assist you!
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from Columbus, OH
The binding of this sketchbook is a complete failure. Some of the pages were glued together at the base, which means some spreads won't stay open. I tried forcing them open, but not without damaging the paper. Prat's customer service was useless. I received a "we are working on it" email from them after my second email stating that I would like the issue resolved before leaving reviews on their retailers' website. Then seven weeks later, I have not heard from them. So here I am writing angry bad reviews. The paper quality, cover, and fabric of the binding of this sketchbook are indeed quite nice. So this sketchbook would work for you if you are not working in spreads, are okay with the base of your pages looking bent and messed-up, and have no self-respect. No, I would not recommend this to a friend. I would highly recommend this to people I despise.
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Merchant response: We apologize for the poor binding on the sketchbook you received, and we're happy to take care of this for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email to assist you.
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Nice little sketchbook
from Fort Myers, FL
You can lay it flat on a desk or hold it while standing with one hand comfortably. It didn't show any signs of stress when I folded the cover completely backwards. The cover is this kind of plastic and it has a little elastic enclosure. However, it doesn't have that little ribbon bookmark like most similar style sketchbooks/journals but that's okay because I usually rip them out. Paper on the sketchbook version is nice and thick. No bleeding through yet which means you get to use front and back if you like that. Its only 40 sheets (or 80 pages) but that's okay because you can use every side. It's got pretty smooth paper which is okay. I usually prefer at least a little tooth but its good for pen and ink. Not sure about watercolor. Seems very resilient and reliable so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Smooth paper. Nice for pen and ink
My new favorite sketchbook.
from Richmond, Virginia
I like these better than the Art book 180. The paper is really super smooth! My black ink pens don't show through on the other side, so I Can draw on both sides of the page without having "ghosts of drawings past". I love the cover. It's durable and flexible, and the elastic closer is less cumbersome than the magnetic flap on the Canson 180 art book. This is my new go to sketchbook.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
nice sketch book
from New York, NY
I like this sketchbook very much. the paper is a nice heavy weight and a brighter white than moleskine books. my biggest problem with moleskines is the ivory paper. also love the flexible spine that lays flat nicely when drawing. I wish blick carried it in the store rather than just online. the price is reasonable on the website but once you add the shipping cost it came out to a bit more than I wanted to spend for a sketch book
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