Watercolor Sketchbook by Hahnemühle, 100% Cotton Paper, 120lb/250gsm


Watercolor Sketchbook, Various Sizes
100% Cotton Paper
120lb. / 250 gsm
Cold Pressed
Natural White
Externally & Internally Sized
Fourdrinier-Made Paper
30 Sheets / 60 Pages
Acid Free
Rigid Covers
Rounded Corners
Made in Germany


  • A6 / 14.8cm x 10.5cm / 5.8in x 4.1in, Landscape
  • A5 / 21cm x 14.8cm / 8.3in x 5.8in, Landscape
  • 14cm x 14cm / 5.5in x 5.5in, Square


This sketchbook is unusual in that it contains true high quality watercolor paper, and it is less than 140lb, which makes it much less cumbersome.  To have 60 page faces in this kind of book is a win indeed.

All of the electricity  Hahnemühle uses is generated exclusively from renewable resources, such as wind, water, and solar energy.  All scraps are returned to the production cycle, and waste is recycled.  Their production process is so clean that they water used in the process does not need to be treated before being returned to its natural source.  

It was the combination of thoughtful design, durability, quality, and affordability that won me over to Hahnemühle sketchbooks.  Their environmental attention and policies have made me feel proud of my choice.

Arches vs. Hahnemühle

Arches paper is widely considered the standard in watercolor.  I use both.  Arches however does not offer the variety of papers or sketchbooks that Hahnemühle does.  Arches is gelatin-sized (an animal by-product of the meat industry).  Hahnemühle papers are starch-sized.  The main difference is that Hahnemühle papers have less open time by about 15-25%.  Just take this into account when planning washes and area size when working over a zone of your painting.


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