Actually the word pad was a bit of a generic one. In our local staples store, they have a mead cambridge "system" if you will. There's an executive cover that accepts spiral refills of the cambridge paper. I'm still twirling around with the idea of what to get for my next journal and was contemplating using this instead of a leather bound (much more expensive) one. Another cambridge notebook I'm using as a generic smaller one called cambridge city. I'm using it for general jotting down of notes and to do's throughout the day. I'll take some pix later to clarify.I was at Office Depot yesterday and they had quite a few different styles of Mead Cambridge. When you talk about a 'pad' of this paper, can you be a bit more descriptive of what you mean? If you have one handy, please post the model number.
it has been a long time since I have used a Cambridge pad, but from what I recall, I have not been very fond of them.
From what I can tell though....if it's mead paper with the cambride label on it, it'll take FP ink well. So buy whatever form factor suits. As far as the composition pads that mead makes (the stapled pads); they don't say cambridge, but the paper *feels* similar. It would probably be worth the experiement since the cambridge papers work well.
Hope this helped,