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Canson Artist Series Sketch Book Paper Pad, for Pencil and Charcoal, Acid Free, Hardbound, 65 Pound, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 108 Sheets

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  • package dimensions :2.8 cm L x 27.1 cm W x 29.1 cm H
  • Product type :TOY FIGURE
  • country of origin:United States
  • Package weight :10.14lbs
  • Extremely sturdy stitch binding that allows this book to lay completely flat when open

Specification: Canson Artist Series Sketch Book Paper Pad, for Pencil and Charcoal, Acid Free, Hardbound, 65 Pound, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 108 Sheets

Product Dimensions

11.25 x 8.75 x 0.83 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Item Weight

1.6 pounds



Country of Origin


Date First Available

October 3, 2012

10 reviews for Canson Artist Series Sketch Book Paper Pad, for Pencil and Charcoal, Acid Free, Hardbound, 65 Pound, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 108 Sheets

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  1. Amazon Customer

    I’ve had this sketchbook for a couple months, quickly pulling it in and out of my backpack for classes and it’s wonderful. The paper is very sturdy, attatched well. You can beat up the paper a bit and it works fine with most paints as long as your cautious and prime it. I typically work with graphite and charcoal for classes, and it absolutely does it’s job. I’m able to get a full range of value from even mechanical pencils on this paper. Mine is fairly beat up, the sides are a bit torn and tattered but I’ve been using it pretty roughly so I’d say it’s an awesome, cheap sketchbook.

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  2. S. Jeffries

    I have been using these Canson sketch books for over 10 years. I love them. I don’t personally sketch in them, but rather use them for my daily work journal. I like not being bound by lines, I like the quality of the paper, I like that they are made in the United States, and I like that they hold up to some nasty abuse.

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  3. iburiedhoop

    I bought my first Canson sketchbook in 2001 to help organize my notes during my first year of teaching. I still have that notebook today (along with several others). It has stood up to several moves, several stints in storage and hundreds and hundreds of hands on hours. Great notebook. Well worth the price. Bought my first one on clearance at Barnes and Nobel for $5 and my most recent one (May 2020) on Amazon for just a few dollars more. Will be back for more when this one is full.

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  4. Lisette

    After trying several cheaper sketchbooks, I came back to this one: I’m a heavy user of these books daily and find the spine holds up wonderfully and each page is sturdy and smooth- works great with fine tip sharpies with minimal soak-thru and page never rips through. Big difference from cheaper notebooks.

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  5. codybuck

    Acid Free Paper. I Pencil sketch exclusively in my Canson Sketch Book and am very pleased with the results. I have been most satisfied when paired with the Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil. No problem with the binding. Hard Cover protects and makes Archiving attractive and easy. I do highly recommend this product.

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  6. Tiye Locke

    this is my favorite for sketches, i like extremely simple sketchbooks b/c what’s important is what’s inside and they haven’t changed their design yet. since i like the consistency it’s a winner. the paper is smooth but not that thick kinda like a high quality printer paper, thin but not too thin, smooth and most importantly not see through. (my all time favorite sketchbook is the canson XL mix media paper pad, much less pages but far better paper)

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  7. Chales M. Bush

    This sketchbook far exceeded my expectations. I had not considered Canson products for some time after trying out their watercolor paper and finding it to be very low quality. I received one of these as a gift a couple of years ago and now I’ve filled 3 cover-to-cover. I guess the QC on different lines makes a big difference.

    Before I had been using ring-bound sketchbooks for their flexibility and ease of removing pages. This hardbound book doesn’t have these perks, but it makes up for it in one big way: graphite transfer. More specifically the lack thereof. Once you shut a ring-bound sketchbook and hoof it around in a bag or even in your hand, the shifting of the loosely bound paper will rub your pencil marks onto the adjoining page. This can really ruin drawings over time. With this book, it’s solid construction means you don’t have that issue.

    The main thing I look for in a sketchbook is good erasability and a decent weight paper for inking or light washes. This sketch paper is excellent for the first; you can erase a dozen times with a good polymer eraser and unless you’ve ran a groove in the paper it’ll come clean everytime with little wear. The paper is fine for most inking, as long as you’re not flooding half the page at once, and it won’t bleed through (I use sumi ink and W&N drawing ink) in most cases. The paper will buckle fast under a proper wash, but then again it really isn’t made for washes in the first place.

    Overall, this sketchbook has solid construction and very user-friendly paper. It’s not ideal if you need something to fold over or remove sheets quickly and easily, but for what it is–a hardbound sketchbook–it’s really a great pick.

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  8. Mr. J. C. Greenstreet

    Great quality, worth paying the little extra for

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  9. Jinia Haldar

    I absolutely adore this sketchbook! I’ve tried a number of 4×6″ sketchbooks and this one has to be my favourite. Though it’s meant for dry media, the paper handles layers of watercolours and India ink very well; I’m able to paint many layers without the paper buckling or bleeding through. Plus, the paper handles erasure very well. The pages are a pleasure to sketch on – they have just the tiniest bit more texture than printer paper, so it’s very smooth, but like I said, just enough texture for paint to grip onto. Lovely sketchbook if you enjoy both graphite sketching and watercolour painting, and fits right into your bag (or in my case, pocket)!

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  10. S. Fox

    Pictures attached showing a drawing done with pencil then Copic markers (these are alcohol markers) – you can see that the marker has completely bled through to the next page. Not only will this paper bleed with markers, but the ink also bleeds outwards a bit from the line you make, resulting in fuzzy, blurry lines rather than fine lines.

    Paper works ok with pigment liners such as Pigma Micron pens, Staedtler liners, Copic’s multiliner, and Rotring Rapidographs/Isographs. However, the paper is so thin that you will definitely see the lines on the back of the page as well as through a page that’s on top of a page with ink on it.

    The only thing I like about this sketchbook is that the binding is good and allows for the pages to open fairly flat. I would not recommend this sketchbook otherwise though, with such thin paper – and it’s unusable for alcohol markers like Copic sketch markers.

    If all you’re looking to do is pencil sketches, this sketchbook should work fine. Go with a different option if you’re planning on inking at all!

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