I'm using this to prepare Bible pages for watercolors. The "clear" gesso doesn't cover up or fade any of the text printed on the page. Gives the page a nice texture and keeps the watercolors from bleeding through to the opposite side of the page.
I used this to prep my page. I've recently started Bible journaling and most stamping inks bleed through the thin pages of my Bible. It still does have tooth, but less than most others.