Hello again to all my FPN friends,
I just purchased a leather A6 6-ring planner (same size as Filofax Personal or Daytimer #3) that I'm going to use for a project that needs to have somewhat archival paper (basically, the pages and what's on them need to do their job for at least the next 50 years amidst daily use). The paper that the planner came with feels like writing on sandpaper, so I desperately need something else. So far the best paper I've come across seems to be Life Noble and DaVinci (which uses 52gms Tomoe River paper).
For my project, the planner refill paper needs these three qualities, in order of importance:
1. Fountain pen friendly - Minimal-to-no bleed through or feathering with a fine or medium nib and waterproof inks like Sailor Sei-boku, Platinum Carbon Black, and De Atramentis Document inks.
2. Durability - Pages need to be able to withstand regular thumbing through over decades without curling up (discoloration is to be expected)
3. Opacity - As much as is possible, I would like to be able to read both sides of the paper in various lighting without the text on the other side of the page getting in the way.
Given those considerations, can anyone who has used the aforementioned filler papers let me know how they fare?
Here are the two options I'm looking at:
Additionally, I'm totally open to any other suggestions for fountain pen friendly planner refills.
I'd rather not make my own.
Many thanks for any assistance!