This is a quick review of the Top's Engineer's Computation Pad.
I used these throughout graduate school. But I typically used pencil or mechanical pencil since I was writing scientific equations and doing mathematical calculations. I always liked them because the paper was lighter, yet not cheap. And the surface had a nice smooth feel to it.
I thought it would be fun to see how this paper holds up to fountain pens and fountain pen inks. I am sure many others have tested these pads before, so please refer to their reviews as well.
For my test, I used all the pens that I had inked tonight, including a variety of nibs and inks. The majority of these pens have fairly wet nibs and many of the inks are fairly wet as well.
Here is a scan of the actual page.
This is the back of the page
I expected a large amount of show through and far more bleed through that what is experienced here, especially with some of these inks which are notorious bleeders. The downside is that there was a fair amount of feathering with wider nibs - a little more than HP copy paper and far less than Cambridge notebook paper.
Overall, I am pleasantly surprised and will continue to use these computation pads particularly for work related functions and general note-taking. I purchased the 2-pad pack of 100 sheets each for $6.98 on Amazon. They are easy on the eyes and on the budget and may be a good alternative for students.