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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 …

What Are The Best Fountain Pen Friendly Notebooks For Bullet Journaling?

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If you’re a fountain pen user and are interested in bullet journaling, choosing a good notebook is probably the most important decision you’ll make. But how do you choose the best notebook? What factors or features should you even consider? In this article I want to take a look at some fountain pen friendly notebooks that I think are great …

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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 …

Why Do Some Notebooks Lay Flat Better Than Others?

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If you’ve ever wondered why some notebooks open and lay flat better than others, you’re not alone. I always found it frustrating that two notebooks that had roughly the same number of pages, the same binding and the same paper weight would open and lay flat completely differently. Then, one day I had my “Eureka” moment. Of course, anyone who …

Baron Fig Vanguard Notebook Comparison

Baron Fig Identification and Customer Service

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I recently posted a review of the Baron Fig Vanguard notebooks. In it I mentioned how much I enjoy the paper, but that there is a significant difference between the paper in the Vanguard I and Vanguard II notebooks. I discovered this difference because I bought a new 3-pack of notebooks at a local shop that turned out to be …