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Kmart Notebooks Fountain Pen Friendly?!

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#1 TingHZ

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 12:33

This is my first post so bear with me. The pics and my handwriting could be better  :blush:

I hear brands like Tomoe River and Rhodia being fountain pen friendly paper but they cost a bit too much for me.

I discovered that Kmart notebooks actually handle fountain pen inks pretty darn well.

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Good budget paper for flex pen calligraphy practice. I have attached some pics which could hopefully illustrate my point.

 

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Shading from a Pilot Fine nib.

 

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I used Robert Oster's Clearwater Rain which showed a hint of the elusive red sheen in this pic.

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Alternative ink with Pilot Justus FM and Pelikan Adventurine.

 

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To prove my point, same ink on different paper. (top: random paper taken from uni printer, bottom: J Burrow's Premium Digital Paper)

 

By comparison, normal paper (and 'premium') paper just cant handle too much ink without feathering, whereas the Kmart paper just handles it like a champ. Not a single trace of feathering. 

 

I bought this notebook from Australian Kmart. Not sure if its the same for Kmart's in other countries. 


Edited by TingHZ, 01 July 2019 - 12:56.


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#2 inkypete

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 22:11

Nice review, thanks. I will check them out. Always good to find a budget priced notebook that surprises. What is the show through like? Are you able to post a pic of the other side of the page?


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 13:00

Yep, there is some show through, especially for the thicker writings. The paper is relatively thin

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#4 Newjelan

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:10

Thanks for this, the Kmart paper performs much better than I expected.





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