This is my first post so bear with me. The pics and my handwriting could be better
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.
Good budget paper for flex pen calligraphy practice. I have attached some pics which could hopefully illustrate my point.
Shading from a Pilot Fine nib.
I used Robert Oster's Clearwater Rain which showed a hint of the elusive red sheen in this pic.
Alternative ink with Pilot Justus FM and Pelikan Adventurine.
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.