Fountain Pen Friendly vs Fountain Pen Fun Paper

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I talk a lot about paper that is fountain pen friendly. I truly believe that using good paper is one of the most important aspects of writing with fountain pens. But today I want to talk about something a little different, and that’s paper that is fun to use with fountain pens, or what I like to think of as …

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 …

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 …

And Then A Shop Appeared: New Site Addition!

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Any time I write a new blog post, I always try to write something that I would want to read or that I would find useful. I figure if I don’t care about it, why should anyone else? It also keeps me passionate about what I do and what I write. The same goes for selling things. Years ago when …

Leuchtturm Paper Quality comparison

A Tale Of Two Notebooks: Differences in Leuchtturm Paper Quality

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I recently posted a review of the Leuchtturm1917 Softcover notebook and gave it high marks for the paper quality. Specifically, I was impressed with the great shading and lack of feathering or bleeding that the paper showed. Shortly after posting that review, I heard from a few people who had vastly different experiences with their Leuchtturm notebooks. I also realized …

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Can Different Papers Change The Way An Ink Looks?

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The other day I was testing out some different papers and was surprised to find that the ink looked significantly different on one type of paper versus another. This was not something that I had ever experienced before, and it made me wonder, can different papers really change the way an ink looks? I had experienced inks looking less saturated …

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Comparing Fountain Pen Friendly Papers

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I’ve always wondered what makes writing on some papers feel different than others. I’m sure you’ve noticed that some paper feels incredibly smooth when you write on it and other paper has some feedback or “tooth” to it. Furthermore, the way a paper feels doesn’t seem to have any correlation to how it performs with fountain pens. To try and …