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Comparing Fountain Pen Friendly Papers

John Bosley Paper 9 Comments

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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Choosing The Right Fountain Pen Paper

John Bosley Paper 8 Comments

It might surprise you to hear that there are more types of paper available on the market today than there ever have been in the past. Paper is no longer just something to write on, an afterthought after pen and ink have been decided upon. Choosing the right fountain pen paper is a balance of many different things, including how …

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

John Bosley Fountain Pen Education 11 Comments

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 …

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Fountain Pen Paper Review – Life Bank Paper

John Bosley Reviews 4 Comments

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 …