Moleskine journals are legendary, possessing a minimalism style and quality that literally has centuries of experience. To the initiated, there is no substitute. Used by artists and intellectuals who defined 20th century culture, including such luminaries as Hemingway, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Today Moleskine journals are seen at meetings absorbing notes, at coffee shops steeping ideas, on mountainside trails capturing adventures - in all cases a trusted traveling companion.
Moleskine Paper Grade Guide
Moleskine "standard" paper
used in most Moleskine notebooks is 70 gsm (47#), ivory-colored paper, acid-free and eco-friendly FSC certified. It is made from pigmented pulp, and is perfect for pens and pencils, and all dry media (e.g., charcoal and pastels).
Moleskine "standard plus" paper
used in Cahier and PRO notebooks is slightly thicker than the "standard" paper is 100 gsm (68#), ivory-colored paper, acid-free and eco-friendly FSC certified.
It is made from pigmented pulp, and is suitable for fountain pens, pens and pencils, and all dry media.
Moleskine "sketch" paper
used in Sketchbooks/Sketching Kit, Japanese Albums, Storyboard Notebooks is 165 gsm (111#), acid-free and eco-friendly FSC certified.
This rich sketch-grade card stock is the most substantial paper and stands up to eraser use and provides a great base for all dry media (drawing pencils, pastels and charcoal), as well as pens, fountain pens and markers.
Moleskine "watercolor" paper
used in Watercolour Books is 300 gsm (140#), a cold-pressed, cotton-blend watercolor heavyweight paper.
It is made from using 35% cotton fiber and can handle layer upon layer of watercolor washes, in addition to all dry media (drawing pencils, pastels and charcoal), as well as pens, fountain pens and markers.
Moleskine is FSC® certified (Forest Stewardship Council), supporting responsible management of the world’s forests. Moleskine notebooks are made with environmentally friendly acid-free paper.