This cold press illustration board is perfect for art projects requiring a little bit of texture for the medium. Softer materials like soft-leaded pencils, charcoal, chalks, crayon, and oil pastels work well with this finish. It is priced economically and is a good scholastic quality illustration board that will be useful in the classroom and as a practice board. The 20x30 inch size is easy for most students to utlize as they learn different techniques. Alvin Illus Brd 20X30 Cold Prs 25/Ct is also available in hot press, a very smooth finish designed for pen and ink, paste ups, and silk screen.