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#21 grainweevil

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:57

Ah sorry, I should have been clearer - it wasn't so much a hint for scanning in this case, but for WirsPlm's difficulty with showthrough and Tomoe River.



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 02:18

This is a great review.  Just to add to it.... I took some TR paper and wrote on it, then sent it to another FPNer who washed it with Bath and Body Works Pumpkin soap. Wait until you see the results.  


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#23 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 02:34

Since DCWaites was the only one who figured this out, I've sent him some paper.

Okay, we will find out how is really reading this thread.  This is the hard to find 52g Tomoe River Paper.
 
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Here it is after I washed it with soap and water.
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And, I reused it.
 
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And now, Halloween washed it with Bath and Bodyworks Pumpkin:
 
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:56

Since DCWaites was the only one who figured this out, I've sent him some paper.

 
 
 
 
 
 
And now, Halloween washed it with Bath and Bodyworks Pumpkin:
 

 

DCWaites will be keen to compare this to the TR Paper he currently has.

 

DCWaites has been reading too many of EoC's postings...


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 11:43

LOL.  Amber is sending paper.


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 12:35

Actually, DCWaites is confused.

Amber says it is the "hard to find 52g Tomoe River Paper".

He was under the impression that the TR paper only came in one weight. Is this concept at variance with reality?


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 22:33

Allegedly three weights are available.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:46

Actually, DCWaites is confused.

Amber says it is the "hard to find 52g Tomoe River Paper".

He was under the impression that the TR paper only came in one weight. Is this concept at variance with reality?

 

Actually, the entirety of FPN is at variance with reality.

 

Allegedly three weights are available.

 

 

You sound like it's been accused of a crime!  :D


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 05:21

 

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You sound like it's been accuse of a crime!  :D

 

 

I think it comes with the day job.


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 20:08

great comparative


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#31 jmccarty3

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:18

Goulet has come out with several notebooks using 68 gsm Tomoe River paper, lined or dot grid. Naturally, they are "out of stock."


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:35

Two other considerations for FP-friendly paper, one Japanese, one Taiwanese.

Graphilo in A4 sheets, or notebooks (lined, graph, blank). Writes like a dream and can easily be used double-sided. Very little show-through. I think it's 80gsm. I bought mine via WRE.

Taroko Mystique A5 journals, Orchid 80gsm, subtle pale grey true dot grid printed (not the awful (IMO) cross hatch print from Nanami), 400 pages, index at front and keyword/hash tag pages at back. Binding and covers very similar to Nanami journals in style, but cheaper and much lower shipping outside US. I'm very impressed with this one.

Plus, of course, the 68gsm Tomoe A5 dot grid journals 420 pages, also from Steven Chang at TarokoShop.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:54

The Taroko Tomoe River 68 gsm notebooks look very much like the ones Goulet is selling. I wonder if that's his source.


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:09

The Taroko Tomoe River 68 gsm notebooks look very much like the ones Goulet is selling. I wonder if that's his source.


Could possibly be. I know a London store will likely be selling his journals sometime soon........

I have to say I like his Orchid 80gsm - it's as good as 68gsm Tomoe with the pens I've tried on it so far.

By the way, Steven Chang is a pleasure to deal with, which is a big plus in my book.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 20:29

If anyone has one of the Goulet TR ruled notebooks I'd like to know how the ruling looks. The Nanami/Seven Seas Writer I got is very nice but the ruling is so faint as to be almost useless to my eyes.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 20:40

It's strange that Goulet are saying their Tomoe notebooks are exclusive. I know at least 2 other sellers of the same A5 64 page 68gsm booklets.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 21:05

Graphilo in A4 sheets, or notebooks (lined, graph, blank). Writes like a dream and can easily be used double-sided. Very little show-through. I think it's 80gsm. I bought mine via WRE.


WRE? Care to expand that abbreviation, please?

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 21:09

WRE? Care to expand that abbreviation, please?


Apologies - White Rabbit Express, a proxy buying and forwarding service in Japan.

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 19:26

Apologies - White Rabbit Express, a proxy buying and forwarding service in Japan.


Ah, gotcha. I've heard of them, just not by that abbreviation. Cool.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:31

Having acquired some of the new (to me) Muji refill papers, and a couple of notebooks, I thought I would update this thread. I have also added another column of results - Spreading - to rate how much these papers permit sideways spreading of the ink. Finally I added a control, Rhodia notebook paper, so I could reate the width of written lines to what happens on that paper.

 

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