Thought I would share this. My family is always looking for things to get me for Christmas. Knowing that I love to write, they often get me paper.
This year, I open up a box and there are 3 writing pads from Dollar General discount store. I open up the cover and look at the paper and it doesn't feel like the usual bargain store paper. So, I figure, Ii'll check it out with the fountain pens I currently had inked up.
TWSBI Diamond 580 - 1.1mm nib with Noodler's Golden Brown
Bexley Poseidon Magnum II - fine with Iroshizuku Asa-Gao
Pelikan Stola III - medium with Pelikan Royal Blue
Hero 616 - Extra fine with Private Reserve Spearmint
I was pretty impressed that it handled all that with no feathering, no bleed through(normal writing, even calligraphy faired OK).
I went to my local Dollar General and the Writing Pads were $1 each. I bought them out.
Another Dollar General is close to my work, so I went there a few days later, and they had steno books and yellow legal pads with the same writing quality!! the Steno books were $1 each and the legal pads were $1.80 each package, 2 pads per package.
120 pages in the writing pad, 100 pages in the steno, and each legal pad was 50 pages(100 pages total).
If you have a Dollar General near you and you want some decent, FP friendly paper - definitely check it out!
Made in Indonesia might have something to do with the FP friendliness.
Bleed through - I needed to write in that same area for about 5 seconds to get this kind of bleed through.
Show through is minimal