My gorgeous baby is not the best model in the world, it's hard to catch him without a blanket covering his entire body and head...but I persist!
The Stillman and Birn softback 8x10 Alpha is proving to have glitches for me. *sigh*
-While the paper is beautiful I'm discovering that it is wrinkling more at this size, with no hard cover to help flatten over night, and proving tricky to scan.
-The size along with the fact it has no hard cover is making it all a little too floppy for me to be entirely comfortable with it.
-I've had to work on individual pages rather than work across the spread as I like to do so I can scan it on my A4 scanner
I do see advantages to this softcover though
-It is so much lighter to carry than a hardback
-They take up less room on my book shelf which is getting very full
I've ordered a S7B softback ZETA in the 8.8x5.5
I love it's dark blue cover and it feels great in my hands. I know from using both Alpha and Zeta before in hardback that the paper is slightly thicker so hopefully this will eliminate any wrinkling.
God I hope this is the one, I don't like having half or part full sketchbooks lying around taking up space.