Strathmore Hardcover writing journals have 160 pages of natural white, 25% cotton, acid-free, 24 lb. (90gsm) paper. The Soft-cover journals have 128 pages of natural white, 25% cotton, acid-free, 24lb (90gsm) paper along with featuring a velvety soft cover in a luxurious dark blue. They are flexible and light-weight, as well as convenient and portable. The Hard-bound journals have a lightly-textured matte cover in a rich dark blue. Both have strong and durable casings, perfect for personalized journaling. The non-photo blue lines in the lined journals disappear when photographed or scanned. These journals deliver the ultimate handwriting experience and perform beautifully with a broad range of writing instruments.