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A4 Hardback Notebook With Fp Friendly Unlined Paper?

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#1 BookCat

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 23:54

Please help.

All the fp friendly notebooks seem to be lined, or dotted, I'm looking for something with plain paper at least 90gsm (preferably heavier).

 

I intend to use it as a handwriting 'project' by creating an 'illuminated' book, using marker pens, fine line markers, metallic acrylic paint and a flex pen (I find these easier to use than italic pens), so the paper needs to stand up to this.

 

Art sketch books tend to have rough paper in them which isn't nice to write on.

 

Availability in the UK is a must (online is fine), a pretty cover would be nice but isn't essential.

 

Thanks in advance.  :)



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 00:57

Try checking out Leuchtturm 1917, Goulet carries them. I believe the Master size is A4 and the 100 gsm paper is very, very good. It is not white, the paper is ivory. They are pretty expensive as the sizes go up but I have been pleased with mine from this manufacturer (I have 2). I have never attempted to use acrylic paint on mine, you might think of going higher than 100 gsm with that kind of work. Good luck.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:21

Stillman and Birn, Canson and Fabriano - take a look.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 05:43

Definitely Stillman & Birn. Try the Epsilon series - natural white, smooth finish, 150gsm, great with fountain pens.

http://www.jacksonsa...oduct_info.html

Jackon's do a free sample set - one sheet of all 6 of their different papers.

http://www.jacksonsa...(1_per_customer)/product_info.html

Edited by migo984, 20 February 2015 - 05:48.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 22:23

Try checking out Leuchtturm 1917, Goulet carries them. I believe the Master size is A4 and the 100 gsm paper is very, very good. It is not white, the paper is ivory. They are pretty expensive as the sizes go up but I have been pleased with mine from this manufacturer (I have 2). I have never attempted to use acrylic paint on mine, you might think of going higher than 100 gsm with that kind of work. Good luck.

 

DONT try the Master size Leuchtturm. I have one, couldnt write more than 4 pages worth of...anything in it because of how badly it bleeds. even on a Japanese fine it feathers and bleeds



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 22:34

Try one of those clairefontaine ones or rhodia ones like this or this


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 02:02

Thanks lots for all the suggestions. Some look rather more expensive than I expected, but I can save up while gathering together the skills for this project - I'm currently doing lots of zentangling for the margin line work and I've been using acrylic paint for years, but mostly to paint cats, so I'm now practising designs more suited to illuminated patterns. At the same time, I'm practising handwriting and deciding on the ink (the favourite is Noodler's X Feather). :)



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 13:39

Why not try Paperblanks notebooks (available from Amazon as well as several other retailers in the UK)?

 

I have developed quite a collection of Paperblanks notebooks, they are beautiful and the paper is FPN friendly.

 

The only difficulty is deciding which one(s) to buy....... :lol:

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 14:45

SignalboxCat, are they the notebooks with the gorgeous covers which I saw a couple of weeks ago on their own revolving stand at WH Smiths? If so, you're right, the problem would be...which one..? I didn't know that the paper in them was fp friendly, which was why I didn't buy one.



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 18:41

SignalboxCat, are they the notebooks with the gorgeous covers which I saw a couple of weeks ago on their own revolving stand at WH Smiths? If so, you're right, the problem would be...which one..? I didn't know that the paper in them was fp friendly, which was why I didn't buy one.

They will be, WH Smith do sell them, Amazon also has a good selection. I don't have any problems with bleed or feathering, even with my less well behaved inks (such as Baystate Blue!)

 

I tend to use the "midi" size mostly, but the "ultra" size (next one up) is also useful. The "grande" size is A4.

 

The covers are stunning, textural as well as beautiful, and they are well made. Mostly they are lined, but do check as some are available unlined.

 

The only drawback is that they can get rather addictive........ 

 

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 19:06

 

DONT try the Master size Leuchtturm. I have one, couldnt write more than 4 pages worth of...anything in it because of how badly it bleeds. even on a Japanese fine it feathers and bleeds

I have the same experience. I send a complain to Leuchtturm and they send me a  new one which also bleeds. I talking about the fountain pen friendly with 100gm2. The notebook is quite nice with numbered pages, folder, two ribbons, index pages, labels, etc. they just need to use a decent paper. In my dreams I see a Rhodia webnotebook with the added Leuchtturm features.







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