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What Kind Of Paper Is Used For (Glossy) Pamphlets?


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I tried writing on the back of a glossy pamphlet I found in my mailbox.

 

The results were surprisingly good. The nib just glides like butter, and the ink shows excellent color and shading. (Whether or not it's smudge proof I haven't determined yet.)

There were no starting issues generally attributed to a lack of capillary action, and the ink was absorbed readily into the paper.

 

 

However, a search on this forum revealed the experience with glossy printer paper tends to be mixed.

 

So what kind of paper is being used for these pamphlets?

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Glossy paper can be clay coated or resin coated..explore wiki for paper finishing and calendering techniques.

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

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On some glossy paper I've found the ink.comes out of the pen thinner than usual?

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On some glossy paper I've found the ink.comes out of the pen thinner than usual?

 

I think it just represents the 'true' width of the nib. Usually the ink gets absorbed faster, producing thicker lines.

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If you want an untreated paper with a hard surface, try paper vellum.

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