Winsor & Newton hard back sketch books contain 48 perforated leaves of 170gsm acid-free cartridge paper.
Available in different sizes in Hard Back Wire-O and Hard Back glued edge (perfect bound) format.
Good quality drawing surface let down by creased and finger marked pages. This is damage within the shrink wrap and seams to have originated during manufacture. Stuart Heathcote (BELPER, United Kingdom) on 28 Jan 2013
Ken Bromley's replies: Any faulty goods can be replaced by contacting our customer services.
Winsor & Newton occasionally produce a less-than-stellar product. Their hard back sketchbook is unfortunately in that category. The paper used has a slick to shiny finish reminiscent of glossy magazine paper. It does not take pencil, Conté crayon or colored pencil well. Fountain pen ink beads on the surface, delaying dry time, and making it very prone to smearing. And the binding is not rectilinear, and the outer hard cover is only partially connected with the bulk of sketch paper. Not recommended. Jon Fabian (Maryland, USA) on 28 Sep 2014
Love this size of sketchbook (A5), small enough to tuck away in a bag. The 170 gsm paper is heavy enough to take a light watercolour wash - my sketching kit has one of these books, a Pitt pen, a couple of Pentel aquabrushes and a small W&N watercolour box of half pans. Perfect. Sharon Williamson (St. Neots, United Kingdom) on 9 Mar 2013