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I'd like to make my own stationary in hopes that having some decent paper will encourage me to write more correspondence. If it works for journaling it will probably work for correspondence. So I need two key things—paper and a template. I have a decent color ink jet printer. I plan on using a heavier weight printer paper and cutting in in half to make, well whatever the name is for half a sheet of standard 8.5 and 11 paper. I want a simple but elegant design on the stationary itself. I don't have a permanent address right now so the only personalization I want is my name. What kinds of printer paper do you all use for letter writing and has anyone made their own stationary and have any tips? Also as an aside are there any office store level envelopes that are better than others for FPs?
The words "inkject paper" and "fountain pen friendly" don't normally appear in a single sentence without a negation, so I was very happy when TLab3000 here on FPN pointed me to Sigel No IP 150 Inkjet paper. Features: Inkjet paper, printable on both sides100 gsmBright white (CIE white 169, which is whiter than almost any other paper I can get from my office supplier) Oh, and it is friendly to fountain pens. For sure, the lines a just a little thicker than Rhodia and you might have minute feathering with some inks, but really much less than most other papers I have seen. As an example, I show the front and back page of a recent review. The pens used are Lamy Safari 1.1 mm and Pilot Parallel 6.0 mm in up to three passes. FRONT: BACK: That's good performance in my book. The paper: