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#1 watch_art

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 00:28

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The other day I was in Vanness pen shop looking for new gridded Journal.  Lisa said that they did not have any more gridded Rhodia in stock and that I should check out the new Paperblanks books that she ordered recently.

 

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They were exactly the size I wanted and the cover was pretty cool too.  There's a picture of Albert Einstein on the back, kind of gritty and and grungy which I  like.  On the front of the book there is a bunch of mathematical equations and cursive writing that looks like German so I can't read it but its textured and it's fun to touch.   There's a magnetic flap on the front of the book which is always fun because it closes itself.  Fun to fiddle with when listening to teachers drone on about... whatever.  ;)

 

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And when you open the front you have a brown interior.   The first page and you're looking at a page full of grids.  There is a little red cloth bookmark in the middle of it and at the back of the book some stuff about Albert Einstein in several languages, and on the very last page of the book is a brown flap/folder thing.

 

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I think these are cool even though I never use them.  The paper is smooth but not glass smooth.  It's not toothy at all either which I really hate.  I can't use Red and Black for that reason.  For me it's the it's the perfect texture for all of my pens that I usually write with.  Standard fine, mediums, and occasionally a broad.

 

The paper took several Iroshizuku inks, some Waterman, J. Herbin, and Stipula inks beautifully.  There is no feathering, bleed through, or show through at all.  It's great paper for inks that shade, too.

 

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So Lisa gave me this and told me to review it.  She didn't really know if it was good for fountain pens, but I'll certainly vouch for it.   I think it's wonderful.   There were dozens of varieties and several sizes.  This is 7x9", with paper at 8 3/4" x 6 1/2", which is perfect for sketching fountain pens, which is about all I'll be using it for.  :)

 

If you are in need of a journal give Mike and Lisa a holler at Vanness Pen (link in my signature) and see what they can fix you up with.  These are listed at about $20 for this size.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 00:57

Yum! I haven't tried the grid paper in these yet.

#3 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:46

I really like the "standard" size Paperblanks. I've used their planners, too.
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:53

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The other day I was in Vanness pen shop looking for new gridded Journal.  Lisa said that they did not have any more gridded Rhodia in stock and that I should check out the new Paperblanks books that she ordered recently.
 
Ad2SYrV.jpg
 
7iZeUAQ.jpg
 
They were exactly the size I wanted and the cover was pretty cool too.  There's a picture of Albert Einstein on the back, kind of gritty and and grungy which I  like.  On the front of the book there is a bunch of mathematical equations and cursive writing that looks like German so I can't read it but its textured and it's fun to touch.   There's a magnetic flap on the front of the book which is always fun because it closes itself.  Fun to fiddle with when listening to teachers drone on about... whatever.  ;)
 
rn1K2mj.jpg
 
And when you open the front you have a brown interior.   The first page and you're looking at a page full of grids.  There is a little red cloth bookmark in the middle of it and at the back of the book some stuff about Albert Einstein in several languages, and on the very last page of the book is a brown flap/folder thing.
 
btWk8YF.jpg
 
Lf0Q9LJ.jpg
 
I think these are cool even though I never use them.  The paper is smooth but not glass smooth.  It's not toothy at all either which I really hate.  I can't use Red and Black for that reason.  For me it's the it's the perfect texture for all of my pens that I usually write with.  Standard fine, mediums, and occasionally a broad.
 
The paper took several Iroshizuku inks, some Waterman, J. Herbin, and Stipula inks beautifully.  There is no feathering, bleed through, or show through at all.  It's great paper for inks that shade, too.
 
TAIUrix.jpg
 
So Lisa gave me this and told me to review it.  She didn't really know if it was good for fountain pens, but I'll certainly vouch for it.   I think it's wonderful.   There were dozens of varieties and several sizes.  This is 7x9", with paper at 8 3/4" x 6 1/2", which is perfect for sketching fountain pens, which is about all I'll be using it for.  :)
 
If you are in need of a journal give Mike and Lisa a holler at Vanness Pen (link in my signature) and see what they can fix you up with.  These are listed at about $20 for this size.


Just saw this- way behind after our ceiling caving fiasco! I fell for the covers and had used the paper with japanese fines; not a true test of paper quality. ThanKS for much needed feedback.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 15:22

Nice written review with real pictures. Thanks.

PS. Don't dance on the ceiling...

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 04:18

Hmm. About 2 years about I tried two of their journals. One was an ultra size (7X9) and had blank pages and one was a midi (5x7) with lined pages. The blank pages were some of the best paper I've used to date (liked it better than most everything but Tomoe River), but the lined pages were awful. Feathering and bleeding far worse than standard copy paper. I wrote to paper blanks and they sent me a replacement journal, and that paper was just as bad. I sent pictures to them but never heard from them again. I've been afraid of buying another paper blanks journal for fear that I will get another stinker. Maybe their quality has become more consistent. Perhaps I'll give them another try.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 11:14

Hmm. About 2 years about I tried two of their journals. One was an ultra size (7X9) and had blank pages and one was a midi (5x7) with lined pages. The blank pages were some of the best paper I've used to date (liked it better than most everything but Tomoe River), but the lined pages were awful. Feathering and bleeding far worse than standard copy paper. I wrote to paper blanks and they sent me a replacement journal, and that paper was just as bad. I sent pictures to them but never heard from them again. I've been afraid of buying another paper blanks journal for fear that I will get another stinker. Maybe their quality has become more consistent. Perhaps I'll give them another try.

http://blog.paperbla.../paper-quality/ this post plus the updated information may explain your awful paper. I wrote to them one time and their reply was that I would have to buy designs made post 2008 to guarantee fountain pen compatibility.  



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 12:30

Hmm,

 

I've just ordered 4 of the ultra size (lined) - will have to see how it goes.

I'll have two of them tomorrow, so will report back.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 20:31

And sadly for me they don't make the grid paper anymore.  So now I'm stuck using Rhodia.  :/  Oh well. 

Anybody have any good recommendations for good grid paper books?  I like a little texture to my paper.  Rhodia is too smooth.

Thanks.


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 20:47

And sadly for me they don't make the grid paper anymore.  So now I'm stuck using Rhodia.  :/  Oh well. 

Anybody have any good recommendations for good grid paper books?  I like a little texture to my paper.  Rhodia is too smooth.

Thanks.

 

See if you can find Black n' Red, they do have grid and it's not as smooth imho.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 22:49

Very hard to find in Australia. My one only experience was several years adjoined they were ok. I think I found them in a gift shop at the airport. Generally they are a bit too decorative for me. I like my journals plain and simple, such as Clairefontaine Essentials. Excellent review - thank you.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 17:22

Mine arrived today so gave them a quick test.

The lined paper is indeed fp friendly.

 

I tried a fine nib to see if it dragged on the paper, but all was good.

I then tried a wet writer and can confirm that ghosting was absolutely minimal, so both sides of the page can be used no problem. Bleed through was zero.

 

All good imo and very nice attractive journals.



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 19:38

I have gotten several with blank paper over the years. I dont know how much it differs from the grid ones. The paper is laid like this: https://upload.wikim...lustration2.jpg, ivory, and very smooth and it has a slight fragrance to it.

I mostly use a dry pen in it with a HoD + Bulletproof black mix and it works great. With wetter inks/pen/brush combos there is some slight feathering.

 

A landscape format book that I got as a present not long ago had different more typical no name stationary notebook paper in it, white and thick and waxy and bad performing.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 19:07

I love paperblanks!

 

And sadly for me they don't make the grid paper anymore.  So now I'm stuck using Rhodia.  :/  Oh well. 

Anybody have any good recommendations for good grid paper books?  I like a little texture to my paper.  Rhodia is too smooth.

Thanks.

 

Midori makes grid paper I think. I use the Midori Md and MD cotton (the blank A5 and A4) and absolutely love it--texture but no tooth. It is wonderful. The cheapest way to get it is Rakuten. The Journal Shop sells it too if you want to try it out.



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 20:30

I've been afraid of buying another paper blanks journal for fear that I will get another stinker. Maybe their quality has become more consistent. Perhaps I'll give them another try.

 

I have gone through as many as 10 Ultras (portrait format) with blank paper and I dont think you can go wrong with them.

 

And I take back what I said about feathering, it is too strong of a word. I think I have felt performance was different coming off extremely well performed inks, like Kiwa Guro (that sits ontop of the page), or bulletproof black out of a dry pen. Which is to be expected. Not that there is hardcore feathering.








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