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Stillman & Birn ALPHA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn BETA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn DELTA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn EPSILON Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn GAMMA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn ZETA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn offers a sketchbook system that gives artists the choice of paper weight, shade, and surface type best suited to their specific techniques. With both internal and surface sizing, our papers have exceptional wet strength that supports the application of multiple washes. Similarly, just as the paper's sizing retards water absorption, pigment stays on the surface of the sheet. The result: remarkably glowing color! Stillman & Birn bindings are very rugged. Stillman & Birn hardbound bindings are stiff when new, but are designed to be broken in. The spines get eased in and then lay completely flat. This means they will accommodate both two-page drawing layouts and flatbed scanning. Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks are bound in the United States.

The Stillman & Birn sketchbook system offers artists a choice of three paper surfaces:
Vellum distinctive tooth, suitable for all dry media, and will also accept multiple washes
Cold Press Substantial tooth, enhanced wet and tear strength, suitable for multi-media artwork
Smooth Suitable for pen & ink, colored pencils, water-based markers as well as watercolors

 There are six series in the Stillman & Birn sketchbook program
Stillman & Birn ALPHA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn ALPHA Series Sketchbooks feature heavy weight 150 GSM (100 lb.) Natural white paper with a vellum finish. Vellum finish offers distinctive tooth and is suitable for all dry media, and will also accept multiple washes.
Stillman & Birn BETA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn BETA Series Sketchbooks feature extra heavy weight 270 GSM (180 lb.) Natural white paper with a cold-press finish. cold-press finish offers substantial tooth, enhanced wet and tear strength and is suitable for mixed-media artwork.
Stillman & Birn DELTA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn DELTA Series Sketchbooks feature 180 lb.(270 gsm) Ivory, Cold Press surface paper. Excellent for multi-media artwork.
Stillman & Birn EPSILON Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn EPSILON Series Sketchbooks feature 100 lb. (150 gsm), Natural White, Smooth surface paper recommended for Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Water-based Markers & Watercolor.
Stillman & Birn GAMMA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn GAMMA Series Sketchbooks feature 100 lb. (150 gsm), Ivory toned paper with a vellum surface. Recommended for Dry media and multiple washes.
Stillman & Birn ZETA Series Sketchbooks
Stillman & Birn ZETA Series Sketchbooks feature 80 lb. (270 gsm), Natural White, Smooth surface paper. Excellent for multi-media artwork.