Canson products are among some of my favorite sketch books. The weight of this paper is light but also nice quality at 50 lbs. it claims to be medium tooth which seems accurate. The paper also does erase fairly cleanly depending on the media used. For me, I generally work with vine charcoal and charcoal pencil, and it can look a bit gritty. However, I think this is the nature of charcoal and using a blending stump on paper that you have not primed with paint/ or charcoal if using a subtractive method of drawing. This paper is not specialized for charcoal use so I am not disappointed by this. I also really enjoy that this sketchbook is made from recycled paper.