The latest book I’ve bound and made has bought turquoise marbleized paper, with gold and brown speckles on the cover. It’s a special bookbinding paper, and it’s beautiful if you ask me. The pages are 80 gram cream colored printing paper, perfect for simple daily writing and journaling. Probably I will want to write in this with my ink cartridge pen? Right now I’m using another journal for writing though, a bought one with red cloth cover.