Obviously, there is some see-through which is to be expected. However, like the Ryman's, there was only minimal bleed with just a couple of inks. I must point out that I didn't have all the inks that I used for the Ryman's scan in pens when I did the Q Connect but that isn't really an issue anyway as most of us seem not to write with the same pens/inks/nibs all the time anyway.
I use both sides, especially when sending by airmail and have no trouble in reading it at all.
So here are the scans. A couple of the full A4 sheet; front and back followed by some in more detail. My comments with scans showing the bleed-through are at the end.
Finally, more detail showing the bleed-through. The main culprit for feathering and bleed was Noodler's Prime of the Commons with Van Gogh Starry Night and 54th Massachusetts both showing a little bleed but no feathering to speak of.
All in all, I rate these two papers really highly and would tentatively suggest that the Q connect could give anything a run for its money.
And the price? A real bargain. £5.39GBP including 20% VAT. The carriage from the company I used is only £0.99GBP for anything (but that might of course be GB only!!!!). Don't know how they do it.
If you can, try it out. The people I write to will be seeing it for themselves - soon!
Edited by The Good Captain, 12 January 2013 - 17:08.