Tomoe River Paper Replacement Or Alternative

Which Papers Are Good Tomoe River Replacements?

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If you’re connected to the online fountain pen community in any way, you’ve probably heard rumblings about Tomoe River paper lately. If you haven’t heard yet, it seems that Tomoegawa, the company who manufacturers Tomoe River, has plans to shut down the machine that currently makes Tomoe River later this year. A replacement machine for manufacturing has not yet been …

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New Paper Search Tool Now Available!

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I recently started working on a tool that I hoped would prove to be a comprehensive search experience for anyone looking for specific paper qualities. Initially, these specific qualities were more or less what is already available in my Massive List of Fountain Pen Friendly Paper Ratings post. After coming up with a first draft and getting a bit of …

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Let’s Take A Look At Paper Color

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Fountain pen friendly paper can have many qualities. In my reviews I pay close attention to a papers feathering, bleedthrough, ghosting and even how it handles ink to produce shading and sheen. One thing that I never really mention is the color of the paper. Personally, this is something that I hardly notice, but I know that many people care …

Krink notepad review

Krink Notepad Review

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Have you ever seen something and grabbed it on a whim, hoping it would turn out to be something good? That’s exactly how I ended up purchasing this Krink notepad. My wife was at the local art store buying some paint markers and I saw these shiny notepads and notebooks sitting on the counter. I figured that if they were …

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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 …

Custom fountain pen friendly paper samples

Custom Fountain Pen Paper Sample Pack Now Available!

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I’m happy to announce that a new item has been added to The Shop! In addition to The Big Fountain Pen Paper Sample Pack, you’ll now find The Custom Fountain Pen Paper Sample Pack! The paper sample packs that are available in the shop were born out of something that I personally would find useful and actually use. Each pack …