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Kokuyo Campus Notebook Review

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The Kokuyo Campus notebook is a no-frills, fountain pen friendly notebook. Many people also consider it to be a great notebook for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot on nice paper. I found some for sale the last time I was in San Francisco’s Japantown and picked one up to try it out myself. Read on to hear …

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Black n’ Red Spiral Notebook Review

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When you look online for budget notebook recommendations, one of the most recommended is a Black n’ Red Spiral Notebook. Not only are they supposed to be very fountain pen friendly, but they’re also carried by many different office supply stores, which means that you can usually purchase one in person instead of online. Are they worth all the fuss? …

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Tomoe River Paper Review – 52gsm Variety

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If you’ve used fountain pens for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard of Tomoe River paper. If you haven’t heard of it before, it is widely regarded as one of the best and most fountain pen friendly papers around. People love it for many different reasons. One reason is that it is very thin, which means notebooks or letters …

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Introducing A Rating System For Paper And Notebooks

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Recently, I have found myself really gravitating towards paper. While a great fountain pen experience requires a good pen, ink and paper, I’ve been focusing on trying out as many different types of paper as possible lately. I feel like many people don’t appreciate just how good (or bad) different papers can be. Because of this, I’m going to try …

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Leuchtturm1917 Softcover Notebook Review

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Disclaimer: I have left the following post as it was originally written since it does apply to this particular notebook, but for a more complete review of Leuchtturm notebooks, please read my blog post A Tale Of Two Notebooks: Differences In Leuchtturm Paper Quality. I do not recommend you purchase a Leuchtturm notebook based solely on the following review without …

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Clairefontaine Basic Clothbound Notebook Review

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Is there such a thing as paper that is too smooth? Most fountain pen users want paper that is smooth to write on, but I’ve regularly heard people say that Clairefontaine paper is too smooth for them. I have used the Clairefontaine Triomphe in the past and thought it was extremely smooth, but wondered how a basic notebook would compare. …

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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 …

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Berlin Notebook Review

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Berlin Notebook Review As regular readers might know, I’m on a quest to try out all of the fountain pen friendly notebooks that I can get my hands on. Recently I was contacted by Berlin Notebook to see if I wanted to give their notebooks a try. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity since (as far as I know) …