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Does anybody know if these planners are fountain pen friendly? Been searching FPN but haven't found an answer on this particular item.

 

Read somewhere that unlike the standard moleskines the special editions have "better paper". Can somebody confirm this?

 

I really don't want to put down the money for this planner if I will not be able to use a FP with it.

 

 

 

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I agree alc3216. I have the 2013 Star Wars Daily Planner and depending on the ink and nib, I get different results. It dows work great with fine nibs. For 2014 I plan on getting the Leuchtturm1917 Daily Planner. I have no experience with this planner but have seen reviews that they are FP friendly.

 

Good luck with your search.

 

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Well, that says a lot about Moleskine. If you want to gamble with your paper AND your calendar sounds like an unsure bet.

 

The ARC paper at Staples is surprisingly good for a regular paper. You may want to hold out for their 40% off sale, if possible.

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One of the prices you pay for enjoying a Molie-specific product or thematic design is the risk your fountain pen will be unusable. If you enjoy the theme and design of the Molie Star Wars products, I suggest you will be happier if you use a mechanical pencil. Even gel and rollerball inks can have terrible results on Molie paper stocks. The pencil is, in my opinion, the far superior agenda and diary tool anyway because you can easily and seamlessly edit your schedule and planning.

I ride a recumbent, I play go, I use Macintosh so of course I use a fountain pen.

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I have the Moleskine Starwars Planner and I can only use it with Zebra Sarasa Gel Pen 0.7 (this is only available size in Turkey) and it barely handles a gel pen. Darker colors like purple are bleeding in some points.

 

Only extra fine and very very dry fountain pens can be used with it. Maybe...

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I have the Moleskine Starwars Planner and I can only use it with Zebra Sarasa Gel Pen 0.7 (this is only available size in Turkey) and it barely handles a gel pen. Darker colors like purple are bleeding in some points.

 

Only extra fine and very very dry fountain pens can be used with it. Maybe...

Thanks for your input.

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Based on the info I've received from you and a little more searching Moleskine will not be my choice for a planner/ Will look elsewhere.

 

Thanks,

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I agree alc3216. I have the 2013 Star Wars Daily Planner and depending on the ink and nib, I get different results. It dows work great with fine nibs. For 2014 I plan on getting the Leuchtturm1917 Daily Planner. I have no experience with this planner but have seen reviews that they are FP friendly.

 

Good luck with your search.

 

Rube

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Thanks. I'll take a look at this planner.

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Research Leuchtturm products thoroughly here and on notebook blogs/forums. My experience was far less than satisfactory with the 2012 planner.

 

Besides paper quality and affinity for fountain pens with various inks and nibs, a planner or agenda must have a page layout that suits your time management needs or style. That was another failing of the Leuchtturm for me although I knew going into the experiment that I did not like the layout. Regardless of Leuch's clamis of ink-proofness, none of my Sheaffer pens were usable and I resorted easily to my Pentel mechanical pencils.

I ride a recumbent, I play go, I use Macintosh so of course I use a fountain pen.

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Research Leuchtturm products thoroughly here and on notebook blogs/forums. My experience was far less than satisfactory with the 2012 planner.

 

Besides paper quality and affinity for fountain pens with various inks and nibs, a planner or agenda must have a page layout that suits your time management needs or style. That was another failing of the Leuchtturm for me although I knew going into the experiment that I did not like the layout. Regardless of Leuch's clamis of ink-proofness, none of my Sheaffer pens were usable and I resorted easily to my Pentel mechanical pencils.

Thanks for your input. I'll do a research on the Leuchtturm products before making a decision

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Based on the info I've received from you and a little more searching Moleskine will not be my choice for a planner/ Will look elsewhere.

 

Thanks,

 

If you've not yet commited, you may like to look at the Hobonichi planner (English version). A6 size. Page a day. Uses FP-friendly Tomoe River paper (grid printed)

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If you've not yet commited, you may like to look at the Hobonichi planner (English version). A6 size. Page a day. Uses FP-friendly Tomoe River paper (grid printed)

I looked it up on the internet. Very well thought out planner. Unfortunately way more than what I need. A weekly planner suits me better.

If I had a need for a daily calendar this one would be tops on my list.

Thanks

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The Moleskine planner is well built and well designed. The Moleskine paper is typically indifferent to fountain pens and will bleed through with wetter or bolder pens. It's usable but not ideal. They come in many different sizes and options so you can find one to suit your needs.

 

Rhodia makes a nice planner with typical Rhodia paper but it has the opposite problem from the Moleskine: instead of bleedthrough, the ink sits on top of the page for a long time before it is absorbed. THis means when you make a quick entry and close the book, it smears into the opposite page, which is messy and can make the opposite page illegible.

But there is no bleedthrough!

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Rhodia makes a nice planner with typical Rhodia paper but it has the opposite problem from the Moleskine: instead of bleedthrough, the ink sits on top of the page for a long time before it is absorbed. THis means when you make a quick entry and close the book, it smears into the opposite page, which is messy and can make the opposite page illegible.

 

I keep a small piece of blotting paper in all my notebooks and journals exactly for that reason. Tried, tested and cheap solution to smearing and blotching.

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After much debating and looking up information on line I decided to give the Paperblanks planner a try. Maxi size (5.50 x 8.25) with the Black Moroccan cover.

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