Fountain Pen Friendly Notebooks – A Big Roundup

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If you’re looking for fountain pen friendly notebooks, the choices can be pretty overwhelming. I’m not just talking about options like lined versus grid paper. I’m talking about the sheer number of manufacturers who are making amazing notebooks these days. And it’s not just one per manufacturer! Some companies like Life have many different options available. How are you supposed … Read More

What’s the Difference Between Ink Feathering, Bleeding and Ghosting?

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You may have heard the terms “feathering”, “bleeding”, and “ghosting” before and wondered what they meant. They all refer to how ink interacts with paper. Of course, you’ll probably remember that with fountain pens there are three things that matter: the pen you use, the ink you use, and the paper you use. So while feathering, bleeding, and ghosting all … Read More

Fountain Pen Paper Review – Life Bank Paper

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fountain pen friendly life bank paper

Life Bank Paper is a writing paper made by the Japanese paper manufacturer Life. While you may have heard of Life paper products, their Noble Note paper is generally what most people use and is found in the premium Life notebooks. I had never heard of the Bank Paper, so when I found it I was curious as to how … Read More

Pen, Paper and Ink – Fountain Pen Basics

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When it comes to writing with a fountain pen, you need to consider more than just which pen you’re going to use. A fine writing experience depends on three different things: your pen, your ink and your paper. If one of these items is lacking it can ruin the entire experience. At the same time, if all three compliment each … Read More

What Is Sheen In Fountain Pen Ink?

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It seems that the world of fountain pens has been taken over by sheen. Read any ink review or browse any online fountain pen community and you’ll frequently see sheen mentioned. So what is sheen in fountain pen ink? What does it look like and how does it happen? Do you have to have a special pen, ink or paper? … Read More