Friday, March 29th, 2013

Ever Try Clairefontaine Triomphe Paper?


Clairefontaine Triomphe

In yesterday’s blog post, I used an image of a Clairefontaine Triomphe writing tablet. Especially popular with fountain pen users, this extra-white 90g paper is extremely smooth- more so than regular Rhodia and Clairefontaine papers, although I think the paper in the Rhodia R tablets comes pretty close. All of the fountain pens tested (with varying nib widths) wrote true to size with no bleeding or feathering.

Because of this paper’s super smooth surface, you may notice that it has a slightly longer drying time with water based fountain pen ink- especially with any “wet writers” that you might own. No time to wait? Have a sheet of blotter paper on hand just in case.

Triomphe pads come blank or lined, with 50 sheets per pad. The tablets are available in 5 ¾ x 8 ¼” and 8 ¼ x 11 ¾” sizes with matching self-sealing envelopes also available in 4 3/8 X 8 5/8″ and 4 1/2 X 6 3/8″. (The blank pad includes a sheet of ruled paper that can be used as a writing guide.)

Reviews of the Triomphe can be found at:

Spiritual Evolution of the Bean (where I also tested it with a few different art supplies like colored pencil and watercolor paint)

Ink Nouveau

Gourmet Pens

6 thoughts on “Ever Try Clairefontaine Triomphe Paper?

  1. I usually keep a pad of Triomphe handy for letters or notes. Its the best paper for writing with a fountain pen, in my opinion.

  2. I LIVE on this for my correspondence. Handles my fat nibs beautifully, light enough for international mail and I adore the lined pads.

    I buy in bulk from Goulet Pens to get their discount. And they have matching envelopes!

  3. Here’s when I put in a vote for a “Clairefontaine sampler” drawing! I’m not sure I can imagine paper that’s smoother than Rhodia (shameless plug, there.)

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