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#1 Bill Smith

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 15:25



A note on the scanning: Whitelines works as advertised, the lines disappear leaving behind the writing, I also fiddled around with hue so the Quink Blue-Black actually looks like Quink Blue Black.

Whitelines is available in Toronto and Montreal at the above mentioned retailers. Note Bene has an online store so American fans can order and get their fix.


Edited by Bill Smith, 03 December 2008 - 15:27.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 15:55

Looks good, looks good. There is now a stockist in the US - http://www.wetpaintart.com/ - from which I ordered a few notebooks from and am eagerly awaiting.

Edited by WillSW, 03 December 2008 - 16:10.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 16:00

Unfortunately I cannot read the handwriting. Could be the resolution of the image though

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 16:09

I found them on the web in the US:

http://www.wetpainta...ail.asp?cid=965
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 17:15

QUOTE (Coyotebd @ Dec 3 2008, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unfortunately I cannot read the handwriting. Could be the resolution of the image though


No, its my handwriting. I know looks like a demented chicken scratch.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 17:31

I can read it just fine. Coyote, perhaps glasses are in order?
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 22:44

I think it's reasonable that someone may have trouble reading it without needing glasses. I can make it out, but it's not the easiest writing to read.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:07

My Whitelines arrived today, except the A4 top bound pads, which were out of stock and will be shipped later at no extra charge.

The wire-bound notebooks have perforated pages, so they can easily be used for correspondence. They're right in between a 5"x7" and A5 in size.

Not nearly as smooth as Rhodia, etc, and bagasse, but sometimes it's nice to feel while you write. I like grey, as well. White hurts my eyes.

So, next time I have enough want of this paper to justify the $10 shipping, I'll definitely buy more, especially since it's so unique in the paper world.

Though this review is not very excited-sounding, it should be. Two thumbs up. Three nibs up. Four gold overlays up.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:33

Also, important: I was sure the thick orange line was a sleeve that would come off, a paper band. It is not, it's part of the cover, and that was a bit disappointing.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:49

i can read it!! it's short-hand, right?... just kidding Bill.

thanx Bill and Will (maybe called Bill, sometimes) for posting the links.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 14:58

QUOTE (lovemy51 @ Dec 5 2008, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i can read it!! it's short-hand, right?... just kidding Bill.

thanx Bill and Will (maybe called Bill, sometimes) for posting the links.



That's what happens when you write with a ballpoint for much of your teens and twenties. My handwriting has been in recovery ever since.


Edited by Bill Smith, 05 December 2008 - 14:59.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 21:31

Now available at Bertrams Inkwell

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 00:32

That's good news there are more American dealers for Whitelines. I stopped by Laywines earlier this week and stocked up.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 00:50

I've got Whitelines in several different forms and really enjoy it - works great even with wet nibs!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 16:43

Can someone transcribe this? I'd really like to be able to read it. sad.gif
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 13:31

QUOTE (dizzypen @ May 5 2009, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can someone transcribe this? I'd really like to be able to read it. sad.gif



Agreed, I tried and could get through some of it but not enough to try to post a translation.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 18:47

QUOTE (Okami @ May 9 2009, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dizzypen @ May 5 2009, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can someone transcribe this? I'd really like to be able to read it. sad.gif



Agreed, I tried and could get through some of it but not enough to try to post a translation.



Here is my translation:

"A Paper Review Whitelines from Sweden
Pen and Ink: Parker 51 MKIII B nib Quink Blue Black
Whitelines is an intriguing stationery line I stumbled across at the 2007 Toronto International Pen Show. Note Bene of Montreal was selling some product, but I went for the tried and ?trusted Clairfontaine Notebook instead.

Fast forward a year I buy two note books from the 2008 Toronto Pen Show and subsequently purchased two more wirebound note books and two pads. Yes I like the paper enough to stockpile.

At first like a lot of other people I was a little put off with the light grey but I like it now that my eye has adjusted. The white lines are cool and disappear on photocopies.

There is no bleed or feathering with this paper which is tops in my books. The paper stock is a nice ?commentary and would recommend it to anyone looking for fountain pen friendly paper.

Now for the availability part. I can't speak to who sells Whitelines in the USA. Here in Toronto can find it at...and.....of two art supply and stationery stores. I am also....but don't quote me.... In Montreal Papeterie Note-Bene carries the Whitelines product line in an online shop format as well as in store"


I am waiting for a delivery of this paper from Amazon.co.uk and looking forward to testing it out for myself. I don't generally photocopy stuff but I like the idea of the pale grey background, it's a bit different isn't it.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 18:53

Some Whitelines was available at the Chicago Pen Show, but my friend beat me to it! He loves it and contacted the rep. In the Chicago area, it's available at:

Museum of Contemporary Art Bookstore
o 220 East Chicago Ave.
o 312.280.2660

Mayuba Bookstores
o 1100 Lake St., Oak Park, IL
o 708.848.9140

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:00

I picked up some of this a few weeks ago (at Phidon Pens in Cambridge, Ontario). I really like the pale grey colour. It looks particularly good with a rich burgundy or garnet red ink. Very pleasant to write on, too.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 03:44

@ scratchy... thanks a million.
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