Looking for a notebook or sketchbook and wondering if stone paper is for you? In this article I have listed all the benefits.
Just like paper, but environmentally friendly
Unlike normal paper, Karst's stone paper is made without wood pulp and is 100% tree-free. Much less water and energy is used in the production process and the factory where the paper is made largely runs on solar energy. Another big difference with normal paper is that no bleach or acids are used in the production process, so it is not harmful to the environment.
Karst Stone Paper products are naturally waterproof and resistant to exposure to moisture, making them ideal for outdoor use. You can also leave a cup of coffee next to your sketchbook with peace of mind. The waterproof nature of the material also means the paper won't wrinkle, smudge or tear when it gets wet, keeping your notes or sketches looking great.
How durable is stone paper?
Traditional paper is quite fragile, Karst's stone paper, on the other hand, is super strong and can withstand much more. In addition, the paper has a smooth surface which makes it a real pleasure to write or draw. Every time I take notes I am amazed at how nice the paper feels.
Is stone paper suitable for drawing on?
Absolute! Karst paper is very suitable for drawing. Because the stone paper absorbs less ink than regular paper, it looks cleaner and does not bleed. For notebooks and journals I would recommend a simple ballpoint pen because it doesn't smudge because it dries faster and it simply writes the best. If you really want to start drawing, it is useful to go for the sketchbook version. With the 240 grams paper, they are even suitable for wet media.
Can I use all types of pens?
Karst's booklets are extremely suitable for ballpoint pens and gel pens! However, as mentioned above, watch out for fountain pens and felt-tip pens. Depending on the construction of the tip, you can look into whether you might need to change your grip, angle or pressure. This is to prevent the paper from pressing through. Since the paper has no grain direction, it is not necessary to write on the paper with the same force.
What is the difference between notebooks, journals and sketchbooks?
Karst's notebooks are available in A5 format as hardcover or softcover and you can choose from blank, lined, grid or dot grid pages.
These booklets are made to take with you. The journals are slightly thinner than the notebooks and have a soft cover. In addition to A5 format, they are also available in A6 format to easily put in your back pocket.
This series is distinguished by the 240 gram paper compared to the 144 gram paper of the notebooks and journals. The thickness and complete water resistance of the paper guarantee that nothing will push through the paper, making it possible to work with wet media in these sketchbooks.
For the creative person who wants to go a step further, there are also the Karst Woodless Pencils , made without wood of course. These pencils release up to five times more pigment than normal pencils. Specially designed for use with Karst paper, but suitable for all paper types.
Karst products have a lot to offer, the paper is waterproof and recyclable. The booklets are of high quality and the soft surface of the paper makes writing a pleasure. In addition, it is a nice idea that the booklets are sustainable and not harmful to the environment.