Your book has been individually hand bound in the finest goatskin or calfskin in archival binding styles that are both durable yet flexible. They contain acid-free Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper for all pens and pencils. Memory Books are bound with Mohawk Heavy paper will spacers in the spine to support inclusions such as photographs, cuttings and postcards. Use acid-free adhesive methods for your inclusions, such as glue dots, photo corners or spray mount. Washi tape is also a popular and colourful option, especially for scrapbooking.
It is best to store your book flat when not in use, such as on a desk, rather than standing on a bookshelf. Please protect your book from rain, liquids or oils as they may mark the leather. To avoid colour fading, please keep your book away from prolonged periods of direct sunlight, for example leaving it on a windowsill.
Your Marbled Notebook contains Mohawk Superfine Smooth paper and is covered in Contemporary or Vintage hand marbled papers designed and produced by some of the best professional paper marblers working in Britain. The notebooks are hand sewn in linen thread and have rounded cover turn-ins for longevity. The paper is suitable for all fountain pens, ballpoints, biros and pencils.
The nature of hand marbling is that some excess paint may remain on the paper's surface. To minimise transfer of paint I have treated the paper with fixative, however please protect light surfaces and textiles and keep the cover turn-ins where they are rather than using them to mark your place in the notebook. If excess paint is troublesome, you can wipe the covers with a soft cloth or kitchen roll.
Japanese Sketchbooks and Wabi-Sabi Notebooks are bound in handmade recycled 100% cotton rag from the textile industry. The are hand sewn in linen thread in archival sewing styles to ensure your book never falls apart. The paper is gelatine-sized for ink, watercolour and printmaking and will support inclusions such as collage, mixed-media photographs.
With these entirely paperback, 'exposed' designs, you will see their natural variations and imperfections increase with use and over time; this is an intended outcome with these designs.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|