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I'm looking for stationery for sending short notes or letters to friends. I have lots of notebooks, but I don't have any stationery for that sort of correspondence. What are your favorites? I'll be looking to pick some up at the DC pen show.

 

My favirite is G. Lalo. It's gorgeous paper!

Anne Gray

 

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I'll be a slightly different voice here; for me - it really depends on the pen and to some extent on the ink. My handwriting tends to be a little tight with respect to the spaces inside a, e, k, and so on, so a broad line doesn't look as good. A heavier, more textured paper works well with a broad or italic pen; the line is not quite as wide and the writing feel is smoother. A fine nib works well on smooth papers like the Clairefontaine.

 

Lately I've been using some cockle-finish onionskin that I found in a drawer (which I would like to find more of if anyone knows a source).

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I keep appropriate paper in my office and at home for writing quick notes. I also have a variety of stationery, and what I pick up for letters varies depending on my mood. Being able to fondle some paper at the Pen Show is a great idea; have your favorite pen inked up with you in case they have samples you can write on.

 

I adore Crane's correspondence cards for short, sweet messages. The paper has consistently handled well for me, regardless of the pen/ink used. I order direct from Crane when I want specific designs, but I can often find it in good quality B&M stationers.

 

I also have some Tomoe River notepads, from PaperforFountainPens.com. I've been using for letters for the past three weeks, though I don't have matching envelopes. It will be particularly good if I want to add a letter in a commercial greeting card (esp. ones that don't accept FP ink, as discussed in other threads).

 

For a less expensive, but good quality option, I use Papyrus' proprietary stationery (100 sheets/50 envelopes to a box for letter size; 25 fold-over notes to a box). It is a nice weight, handles ink well without bleed-through, comes in several colors, and will not break the bank to buy a box. Two sheets, front and back, will give me a nice letter. The fold-over notes have been equally perfect for the volume of quick thank-you or congratulations notes I've been sending this year in a professional role.

 

One last option are note cards and writing pads from Anderson Pens. The paper is a good weight, and handles ink perfectly regardless of which pen I use. Again, the writing pads are sans envelopes, but that's not a deal breaker. In addition, if you order it from their web page (vs. picking it up at the show) you can choose from a number of different images for the top of the page.

 

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Sharon in Indiana

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Back when I was a lurker I found this old thread:

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/206834-50-5x7-fountain-pen-friendly-greeting-cards-with-envelopes-at-ac-moore-for-5/

 

I decided to purchase the mentioned stationery (amazon has it) and give it a try.

 

I would have posted these photos on the original thread but it wouldn't let me upload attachments. Here are samples ~ since I'm a newbie with pen & paper, I'd love any opinions on the FP-friendliness of this card stock. It looks good to me but I am no judge at this point ~ thanks!

 

 

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edited to add: the stationery is by Canvas Corp, 4 x 5.5 inch note cards

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For blank, full sized sheets, I use Life Typwriter Paper. It works very well for me.

 

Edited to add: Oops that is Typewriting Paper.

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Back when I was a lurker I found this old thread:

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/206834-50-5x7-fountain-pen-friendly-greeting-cards-with-envelopes-at-ac-moore-for-5/

 

I decided to purchase the mentioned stationery (amazon has it) and give it a try.

 

I would have posted these photos on the original thread but it wouldn't let me upload attachments. Here are samples ~ since I'm a newbie with pen & paper, I'd love any opinions on the FP-friendliness of this card stock. It looks good to me but I am no judge at this point ~ thanks!

 

 

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edited to add: the stationery is by Canvas Corp, 4 x 5.5 inch note cards

Hello EFP,

I really like the ink you used. What is it? Thanks!

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Hi Mr.Smee (welcome to the forum from a fellow newbie) ~

 

The ink is Diamine Syrah. On my computer the image is a bit on the blue side, so if the paper looks slightly blue to you, too, know that the ink isn't quite that cool. But a very nice ink. So far I am impressed with the stationery, too (as a beginner FP user).

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Hi Mr.Smee (welcome to the forum from a fellow newbie) ~

 

The ink is Diamine Syrah. On my computer the image is a bit on the blue side, so if the paper looks slightly blue to you, too, know that the ink isn't quite that cool. But a very nice ink. So far I am impressed with the stationery, too (as a beginner FP user).

Thank you, EFP! I have a couple of Diamine inks and I really like the way they flow. I'll be ordering this soon for sure. :)

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I've been using Cranes since I was a child learning to write letters. It is lovely paper, not very happy with italic nibs but otherwise accomodating.

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On 8/3/2014 at 5:41 PM, Scribblesoften said:

For blank, full sized sheets, I use Life Typwriter Paper. It works very well for me.

 

Edited to add: Oops that is Typewriting Paper.

I second this, after having bought a pad today.  Not quite the level of Tomoe River (it has less resistance to bleeding) but real close. Obviously YMMV, especially as regards the analogy that I draw with Tomoe River. 

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