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Paper / Notebook For Fountain Pens In 2019

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#1 dinupravin

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:06

Dear All,

 

I think this is an age old debate. I just want to start it again. I am from Chennai.

 

I am using FPs with Western Medium Nibs coupled with dry ink.

 

Which are the fountain pen friendly papers / notebooks (minimum size: B5) made in india which can be bought online or may be in stores directly.

 

Please share your views.

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:31

I would recommend any writing paper from Ballarpur Industries. Look for BILT or BILT Matrix notebooks.


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#3 dinupravin

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 13:04

I would recommend any writing paper from Ballarpur Industries. Look for BILT or BILT Matrix notebooks.

Thanks for your kind suggestion.


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 13:07

I would recommend any writing paper from Ballarpur Industries. Look for BILT or BILT Matrix notebooks.

Today got BILT 85 GSM A4 ream for Rs. 390/- from M/s. Gurunath Stores, Saidapet, Chennai. I asked the store for 90 GSM. But they had only 85 GSM and i bought it.

 

Going to test it now. Will update about the paper & ink combination's performance later.


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 13:35

Ok. Thats copier paper. They have these notebooks like for example.

BILT Matrix Premium Notebook Single Subject - A4, 70 GSM, 160 pages, Single Ruled https://www.amazon.i...i_mk5KCbFG8SP0Q

It should be available locally.
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 14:05

Ok. Thats copier paper. They have these notebooks like for example.

BILT Matrix Premium Notebook Single Subject - A4, 70 GSM, 160 pages, Single Ruled https://www.amazon.i...i_mk5KCbFG8SP0Q

It should be available locally.

I thought more GSM means lesser bleed through and bought the copier paper and going to bind it.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 03:09

Can someone elaborate on that? Even I thought more GSM meant lesser bleedthrough/more FP friendly.



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 03:22

Can someone elaborate on that? Even I thought more GSM meant lesser bleedthrough/more FP friendly.

 

GSM is not the only criterion. The more the GSM, it is better. Opacity of paper, texture of paper, ink absorbency, properties of ink affects bleedthrough.

 

Certain papers even though having less gsm does not bleed through. whereas papers like BILT 85 GSM Bond paper is bleeding through for me. I am using a wet pen.

 

Best way to select a paper is through writing samples in it. You have to check before you buy.

 

Having disappointed with BILT 85 GSM Bond paper, i bought a brand called ARTREX 90 GSM A4 notebook which is not bleeding through. But there is a light see-through, that is ok in my opinion.

 

So, i suggest you try different papers with different inks in different pens to zero-in on the paper. My next trial is going to be in a Rhodia notebook.

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 03:57

Thanks!



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 17:39

I've got two amazing choices for you:
1. JK cedar paper 100gsm
2. Classmate Pulse notebooks

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:23

I've got two amazing choices for you:
1. JK cedar paper 100gsm
2. Classmate Pulse notebooks

Does JK Cedar 100gsm has see-through or its is opaque. What about bleed-through? I am about to buy it next.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 17:47

Does JK Cedar 100gsm has see-through or its is opaque. What about bleed-through? I am about to buy it next.

It should be good, for the most part.
I tried using a water brush on it with pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo and it did feather just a little(to be fair, the waterbrush draws 8-9mm wide lines)

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:34

It should be good, for the most part.
I tried using a water brush on it with pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo and it did feather just a little(to be fair, the waterbrush draws 8-9mm wide lines)

Thanks for your reply.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:58

I recently purchased the Quikrite, by William Penn, which claims to be FP friendly. The unruled and ruled papers work beautifully, with minimal ghosting and no bleedthrough at all, even with my 1.1 JoWo nib and my flex nib. I have a couple sheening inks from Krishna, and the colours come through beautifully. The "To-Do" inserts do bleed a little though.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 03:18

I recently purchased the Quikrite, by William Penn, which claims to be FP friendly. The unruled and ruled papers work beautifully, with minimal ghosting and no bleedthrough at all, even with my 1.1 JoWo nib and my flex nib. I have a couple sheening inks from Krishna, and the colours come through beautifully. The "To-Do" inserts do bleed a little though.

 

Thank you for your suggestions. I will try Quikrite then.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 18:03

I recently purchased the Quikrite, by William Penn, which claims to be FP friendly. The unruled and ruled papers work beautifully, with minimal ghosting and no bleedthrough at all, even with my 1.1 JoWo nib and my flex nib. I have a couple sheening inks from Krishna, and the colours come through beautifully. The "To-Do" inserts do bleed a little though.

 

How is the Quickrite? Particularly the outer cover? I am confused between that and PebL. 

Midori is too costly in India and I am looking for something similar and have shortlisted these.

 

Any other suggestions is also welcome.  



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Posted 02 April 2019 - 03:15

Well, I only got the Quikrite three days ago so my account wouldn't give you the durability, but the outer cover is thick and seems pretty tough. The Quikrite PebL is more expensive than the regular one, I believe the outer cover is different and the PeBL can hold up to five inserts, while the regular can hold up to three. 

Again, I haven't used PebL at all, but I would say if you want to carry around a less bulky notebook, you might be better off using the Quikrite over the PebL.







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