Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

It’s not just the paper or the ink… it’s both.

Stephanie

Yesterday while perusing my favorite blogs, I came across a post by Leigh Reyes at My Life As a Verb entitled, “Change the paper, change the ink.” It discussed two different kinds of Noodler’s fountain pen inks and how they interacted with 3 different kinds of paper. Fans of my Bean blog are probably pretty familiar with how I tried a kazillion different kinds of paper looking to see which responded best to water based fountain pen inks. I like how Leigh’s post shows in a big way the good and not so good ways in which these inks can react with paper. Most fountain pen inks need a paper that actually resists the ink long enough to prevent feathering and bleedthrough- but not so long that it takes an eon to dry.

Rhodia, Clairefontaine and G Lalo papers (G Lalo is in the Exacompta Journal/Sketchbook) work very well in this department and pretty much put an end to my quest- but I STILL want a journal with a purple cover. (Karen, hint hint!)


2 thoughts on “It’s not just the paper or the ink… it’s both.

  1. Couldn’t agree with you more. That’s why I switched from the Moleskine weekly planner to a Quo Vadis weekly manager; for the Clairefontaine paper. I loved the Moleskine layout and format but for fountain pen use it’s no contest and the Quo Vadis wins hands down. In the end, the paper quality swung it for me.

  2. Couldn’t agree with you more. That’s why I switched from the Moleskine weekly planner to a Quo Vadis weekly manager; for the Clairefontaine paper. I loved the Moleskine layout and format but for fountain pen use it’s no contest and the Quo Vadis wins hands down. In the end, the paper quality swung it for me.

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