Weight: 100 lb. (24" x 36" x 500 sheets) 163 g/m2
Media Applications: Excellent for use with colored pencil. It is also excellent for graphite, charcoal, and sketching sticks.
Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil paper provides a clean white, toothy surface that is ideal for a variety of colored pencil techniques. Smooth, even coverage can be achieved, and the durable surface stands up to repeated erasures and reworking. The heavy weight combined with the vellum surface allows for the application of multiple layers.
Pad Features: Wire Bound pads are micro-perforated and are Actual Size when removed at the micro-perforation. Acid free.
Review: Alan Woollett - coloured pencil bird artist
I'm using the Strathmore coloured pencil paper at the moment, a few observations, it's nice, not too smooth not too textured, no imperfections....I like the surface quality, no flaws or rough spots which is always good and is just right for my style of drawing, not too rough and not too smooth like Bristol Board. It takes Polychromos pencil well but i have noticed after around 4-5 layers the pencil is beginning to disturb the paper fibre a little, I'm pretty sure its to do with the lightweight of the paper, this has also lead to several buckles which is not ideal,
So in summing up, very nice paper, but needs to be somewhat thicker in weight, say around 140 lb minimum, it would be an excellent paper at that weight or heavier.
7 out of 10. :)