Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Speaking of the Habana…

Stephanie

Yesterday I mentioned moving into a Quo Vadis Habana. Did you know that the new Habanas with 85g ivory paper are now available? I’m very much looking forward to trying one of these as I prefer ivory paper to white and I like the sizing of the small Habana for travel. If you missed the story on why the paper was changed, you can read about it here.

Wondering if this 85g paper will stand up to your favorite fountain pen and ink? According to Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens, it will indeed. Other than the color of the paper changing, the width of the ruling has been modified as well. In the large Habana, the ruling was 8mm and it is now 5.5mm. Fine nibbed users rejoice! In the small Habana, the ruling changed from 5mm to 5.5mm.

One more thing- there had been several different versions of the Habana in the US versus the rest of the world. The Habanas are now standard all over the world. 85g off white and 5.5mm ruling in both the large and small versions.

Much thanks to Brian for putting together this detailed video review of the new Habana which references the changes from the older versions.


2 thoughts on “Speaking of the Habana…

  1. Thanks so much for posting my video, Stephanie. I for one did love the white paper in the old Habanas, so I was very eager to see what the change would bring. I am impressed to see that the performance of the paper is right up there with the old 90g paper, I noticed no difference at all (except for the color, duh!). I didn’t mind the old 8mm ruling, but I know I had a lot of people tell me it was too wide, so I think the narrower ruling is a welcome change for many. I welcome the new journals, and I think they’ll still be recognized as some of the best journals for fountain pens.

  2. Thanks so much for posting my video, Stephanie. I for one did love the white paper in the old Habanas, so I was very eager to see what the change would bring. I am impressed to see that the performance of the paper is right up there with the old 90g paper, I noticed no difference at all (except for the color, duh!). I didn’t mind the old 8mm ruling, but I know I had a lot of people tell me it was too wide, so I think the narrower ruling is a welcome change for many. I welcome the new journals, and I think they’ll still be recognized as some of the best journals for fountain pens.

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