Marker paper is typically a thin, smooth, coated paper. It is ideal for quick design sketches for illustrative work, such as fashion and automotive design. They have little to no bleed through when used with alcohol markers and pigment markers. Unlike drawing paper or cardstock, the ink does not soak into the paper. Rather, it floats on the surface ready for blending and smoothing transitions between colors. Marker papers allow you to use a lot less ink, saving you money in the long run.