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Hello everyone!

 

This is my first post in this blog after the presentation post. I hope you will like it! :blush:

 

As I said before, I am a bookbinder. I have been checking many papers to decide which one I will be using in my journals and I thought I might show the results to you, hoping to get some opinions that can help me decide.

 

This is the first post of a series of posts that will follow during the next few days. In every post I will share a picture of the inks I used and a picture of the pens I used, which are: a Caran d'Ache Metwood size M, a Sheaffer fountain pen size S which uses cartouche, a calligraphy quill and a crystal quill. I think the calligraphy quill serves as a B nib, because it uses a lot of ink, and the crystal quill as an S, because it is pretty thin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first paper is: Cyclus 90 g.

 

The paper showed no feathering, except very very slightly for the calligraphy quill (which used a lot of ink) and some for the crystal quill. But I was quite happy with the results.

 

Finally, there was some very light bleed-through, but only where I used the crystal quill.

 

 

Overall, I'd say it's a perfectly good paper if you are using a S or M nib. If you are using a B, I think it is fine, maybe not the best, but fine. I guess then it depends on which ink you are using.

 

Score: 8

 

What do you think of this first review? Is there anything else I should be noticing? And what is your opinion on this paper, am I being too harsh? Or too soft?

 

Thank you! I am very interested in hearing what you have to say :).

 

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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Thank you for this project!

 

Subjectively, what did you think of the paper? Was I pleasant to write on?

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Awesome blog! Looking forward to new entries, haha.

 

By the by, tangentially related question: that's an interesting label on the J. Herbin bottle. Is that an older sample or do they change the design for certain markets?


Cheers!

Kevin

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Thank you for this project!

 

Subjectively, what did you think of the paper? Was I pleasant to write on?

 

Yes, it was quite pleasant!! If this was the only thing to check on a paper, I'd certainly recommend it in this aspect.

You are welcome, I hope to keep posting very soon.

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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Awesome blog! Looking forward to new entries, haha.

 

By the by, tangentially related question: that's an interesting label on the J. Herbin bottle. Is that an older sample or do they change the design for certain markets?

Cheers!

 

Kevin

Thank you! I'll be posting really soon.

 

I am not sure what to reply to the J. Herbin question. I am not sure when I bought it, but it must have been at least 3 years ago and less than 5 years ago.

 

I don't think it is a different design for certain markets because I have bought other J. Herbin bottles and they look different. Maybe it was already old ink in the shop where I bought it? I don't know.

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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Haha, by the by, I'd ever you decide to go with custom making refillable (I'm weird that way) journals, please update us right away. I'm sure there'll be a lot of takers!

 

And yeah, the bottle itself looks quite similar to my own, more recent purchase. Probably was an older sample, then? You may want to keep that for sentimental value :P

 

 

Cheers!

 

Kevin

"The price of an object should not only be what you had to pay for it, but also what you've had to sacrifice in order to obtain it." - <i>The Wisdom of The Internet</i><p class='bbc_center'><center><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/jr4g43.jpg"/></center>

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> Sheaffer fountain pen size S which uses cartouche <

I have 2 questions:
1. what size nib is 'S'? Is that the same as a Fine?
2. what is a cartouche?

I look forward to seeing/reading your upcoming blog posts. Thanks for the clarifications.

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Will you be making custom sizes? I'm using a Midori TN now and while their paper is (thus far for me) FP friendly, it'd be nice to source other refills/makers that are as well.

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Haha, by the by, I'd ever you decide to go with custom making refillable (I'm weird that way) journals, please update us right away. I'm sure there'll be a lot of takers!

 

And yeah, the bottle itself looks quite similar to my own, more recent purchase. Probably was an older sample, then? You may want to keep that for sentimental value :P

 

 

Cheers!

 

Kevin

It's good to know I have something that is no longer found. I will for sure keep it :).

 

Sure, I will let you know if I decide to sell journals here :). Thank you for your interest, it flatters me ^_^.

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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> Sheaffer fountain pen size S which uses cartouche <

 

I have 2 questions:

1. what size nib is 'S'? Is that the same as a Fine?

2. what is a cartouche?

 

I look forward to seeing/reading your upcoming blog posts. Thanks for the clarifications.

 

Yes, I am sorry, I am just more of a paper person so I am a bit unfamiliar with the fountain pen terminology. When I said size S I totally mean Fine.

A cartouche, again, I thought I was using the correct word but turns out I wasn't :P. Where I say cartouche I meant cartridge.

 

I am sorry!! I hope I will make it better in the upcoming posts ;)

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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I will follow your posts with interest! I too am interested if you ever decide to sell journals :) I love handmade things!

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Will you be making custom sizes? I'm using a Midori TN now and while their paper is (thus far for me) FP friendly, it'd be nice to source other refills/makers that are as well.

 

Sure! Just let me find the best paper possible and then if someone is interested, I will certainly make some refills for those who ask :).

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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I will follow your posts with interest! I too am interested if you ever decide to sell journals :) I love handmade things!

 

Sure, I will share some of my work here and if someone is interested, maybe I'll put some for sale :).

You are welcome to visit my blog: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.com/ and that is my shop: https://www.gatzbcn.com/shop

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Yes, I am sorry, I am just more of a paper person so I am a bit unfamiliar with the fountain pen terminology. When I said size S I totally mean Fine.

A cartouche, again, I thought I was using the correct word but turns out I wasn't :P. Where I say cartouche I meant cartridge.

 

I am sorry!! I hope I will make it better in the upcoming posts ;)

 

No problem, I just wanted to be sure I understood what you meant. Thanks for the explanation. I like your avatar :)

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