I've written with several pens in order in each of the notebooks for comparison. As I'm sure you can tell, I've been working my way through some Iroshizuku samples, so that's the large majority of the writing samples.
The first three notebooks are bright white and others are ivory.
This card came with the set and details the paper in each notebook.
The red notebook is Velvety. It's very simliar to Clairefontaine paper.
The orange notebook is Parchment paper. I've never written on paper like this before and it was odd at first, but produces a rather cool effect. The Iroshizuku inks came out normally, but the Aurora didn't really "stick" to the paper. I'm not sure if it was the ink or the pen. I'll try the paper again with another brand later and see if it's the same.
This shows the transparency of the paper. It was written on the last page of the notebook.
This is with a piece of white paper under the page.
The yellow notebook is Embossed paper. It has a different texture, but is a nice weight and quality.
The light green notebook is Laid paper, very similar to G. Lalo Verge de France.
The dark green notebook is Ecological paper. It's recycled and has small flecks of the fibers common in these types of paper.
The light blue notebook is Natural paper.
The dark blue notebook is Felt Marked. It's pretty heavy with a lot of texture.
These are the pens used in the writing samples.
I think some of these notebooks are more usable in the traditional sense, but it's nice to have a large, bound variety of paper to test different pens and inks on before buying/using full sheets. The covers definitely caught my eye first and the paper kept me around for more. I'd recommend them
Edited by ClassicHippie, 26 March 2011 - 04:50.