So it's probably not a great idea to put two topics in one thread, but it's easier for me, and it's both paper related at least.
Lately I've been using dip pens and metallic ink, and some of the inks are like white or near-white and only look good on darker paper, but I've found when I try to use cardstock or construction paper it can make my dip pens scratchy and that's not good. So I want to know if there are friendlier papers that I can use?
I just got test sheets from JAM papers, that has some different black sheets so we'll see if those are any good, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
Now onto my second inquiry.
I have recently fell in love with the look of the Rhodia Ice pads, and will probably buy more as soon as I get paid again, but they only come in a staple-top-bound pad form which I'm not used to using at all. Right now I'm a college student, so I mainly write to take notes in class, which means I'm not about to rip off the sheets as I use them, I'm more likely to turn the page, and want to use the back-side. Is there a common or better way for doing this? It just seems like pads aren't really made to be used that way, and yet to me it defeats the purpose of getting paper that's bound together to begin with. Is there maybe some easy way to save the paper together after you take it off the pad? I'm totally up for DIY ways of doing this as well if there's a good proven way.
Edited by moif, 28 August 2014 - 01:53.