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  1. kingcobradude

    Paper For Bookbinding

    I am thinking of making a journal/notebook in a midieval cord/board binding with clasps, (Really for a handwritten recipe book that I can add to as my recipe collection grows),and I am looking for a good paper for the signature. Some basic requirements: -Compatible with fountain/dip pens -Acid free(preferably a bit alkaline/archival) -strong enough to withstand bookbinding and use in a book -not too heavy or light (around 110gsm) fairly inexpensive per sheet I want the finished signatures to be around 10 by 13 inches. Any suggestions?
  2. My first review here. I get this product from Nanami Paper In which i have no financial interest, yada yada... From the description on that site: "This "Sketch" book from Kokuyo has remained unchanged since it was introduced to government employees in the 1950s. Its hard, thick cover is strong and stiff enough for writing while standing, making it great for use on the shop floor, while birdwatching, or anywhere else you need to jot down some quick notes." Here is an image of my one of my current ones, in its heavily used for 8 months condition (unprotected in pants/sport coat/vest/bag etc). Here is an image of different inks/pens on the page: Here is the reverse side of that page: The most significant show-through with bleed spots is the Pilot Custom 74 MS (music nib), filled with Noodlers Zhivago, with firm pressure. To anticipate a question, no i do not think it is Tomoe River paper. The quality is similar, apart from less sheen, but it looks different (in person) and feels different than TR to both your nib and fingers. 40 sheets/80 pages. Also, opens flat, when you essentially "break its back", which the binding can handle. If you want a reasonably FP friendly notebook, that is sturdy and does not need a case, recommended. The price ain't bad either, at least where i get mine.





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