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Hey,

I take a lot of notes at school, and usually carry cheap, lined paper sheets in my binder. My inks tend to have a lot of bleedthrough and feather on the cheap paper, and i was wondering if there is a company that sells lined paper sheets made for fountain pens. I know i could just use a notebook, but it makes it frustrating not being able to have individual sheets to work on.

If anyone knows of any paper that would suit my needs, please leave a responce.

Thanks

Mutton

 

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Staples, filler paper, MADE IN BRAZIL.

Available in college and wide ruled line spacing.

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Might be more than you want to spend but Clairefontaine Triomphe in A4 has a lined version. But it is something like $9.00 for 50 sheets from Goulet Pens. Nice paper, but I wouldn't use it for notes - and I don't have a college students budget.

 

You could buy a ream of HP24 Laser and print lines on it from a number of websites available and punch it/have it drilled for your looseleaf notebook. That would be pretty inexpensive. (especially compared to the Triomphe)

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Maybe I misunderstand your issue, but if you're looking for loose sheets I recommend the following. Buy a ream of 24lb HP Laserjet paper for around $12-13 at most office supply stores and all big-box stores. Then go to incompetech.com and download one or more free-of-charge PDF templates of lines, grids, or dots, all of which are semi-customizable. Then print your own notebook paper. 24lb HP Laserjet paper is tried-and-true FP-friendly paper.

I love the smell of fountain pen ink in the morning.

 

 

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Maybe I misunderstand your issue, but if you're looking for loose sheets I recommend the following. Buy a ream of 24lb HP Laserjet paper for around $12-13 at most office supply stores and all big-box stores. Then go to incompetech.com and download one or more free-of-charge PDF templates of lines, grids, or dots, all of which are semi-customizable. Then print your own notebook paper. 24lb HP Laserjet paper is tried-and-true FP-friendly paper.

Or Print it on Tomoe River paper. 50g paper.

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Maybe I misunderstand your issue, but if you're looking for loose sheets I recommend the following. Buy a ream of 24lb HP Laserjet paper for around $12-13 at most office supply stores and all big-box stores. Then go to incompetech.com and download one or more free-of-charge PDF templates of lines, grids, or dots, all of which are semi-customizable. Then print your own notebook paper. 24lb HP Laserjet paper is tried-and-true FP-friendly paper.

Thanks for the suggestion!

I didn't think of that maybe i'll just try that out.

Mutton

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Maybe I misunderstand your issue, but if you're looking for loose sheets I recommend the following. Buy a ream of 24lb HP Laserjet paper for around $12-13 at most office supply stores and all big-box stores. Then go to incompetech.com and download one or more free-of-charge PDF templates of lines, grids, or dots, all of which are semi-customizable. Then print your own notebook paper. 24lb HP Laserjet paper is tried-and-true FP-friendly paper.

 

+1.

 

...and have it three hole punched or if you have a three hole puncher, just do it yourself. BAM!! Instant upgrade. The difference will be night and day. I use 32 lb HP Laser paper and love it. Forget bleedthrough and feathering, I don't even have GHOSTING, lol...

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Or use an ink less prone to bleeding. Rohrer & Klingner "Salix" works well for me on most kinds of paper. Other iron-gall inks are also good in that respect but "Salix" is the most benign and well behaved in the pen.

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Good advice on both laser paper, printing your own and ink.

 

If you were in England, Oxford Optic 90 g spiral notebook, or Clairefontain Velot 90g are very nice, which I find in my part of Germany. Look for either.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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Or, check out looseleaf paper from Japan at JetPens.com. They have a couple of different brands, as well as binders they fit into. Be careful, they don't seem to be standardized between brands.

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Surprisingly enough, I've found cheap, Staples Graph Ruled notebooks (link here) to be excellent paper as a student. Don't know about the bleed-through, as I use Noodler's Black (very bleed-through resistant ink), but feathering is non-existent and it writes almost as smooth as Rhodia.

 

For general note-taking, I use Rhodia paper (can get it for pretty cheap on Amazon). Mead Five Star is decent as well. But the most important thing is the ink. Get a ink reviewed as low bleed-through/feathering such as Noodler's Black.

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Rhodia or Clairefontaine. haven't tried any others.

 

I tend to be super lucky with cheap papers. I got 6 Atoma/levenger ring style notebooks with great paper for under a buck each. It's probably not going to do well with sharp dip nibs but fountain pens seem to work well. Over time you'll get a feel for which paper is good, simply feeling it or checking the printed lines. For example, if they do the blue ruling with the red margin line, if they even bother to do that, and the paper feels relatively smooth, it's probably got a coating and fountain pens will do ok. The cheap paper I got feels like a 70g, not 80g, lighter than that, thinner, no bleedthrough but seethrough. Seethrough is ok for me.

 

Ink matters too. When I talk about this particular paper, the cheap ok stuff, I'm talking standard inks like Lamy blue, waterman blue, cross blue, pelikan blue (haven't used Eclat de Saphir in a while, maybe that's ok too). Don't bother putting J. Herbin scented ink "Pour Homme" or whatever on there, it'll probably come out bold or start feathering or be not-standard.

 

Usually on back to school or clearance sales, get some cheap paper, try it, then buy an entire box or two of the stuff. I have a person sized filing closet dedicated to just papers. Then again I like using colored papers a lot. I used to use orange for my daily planners, yellow for lecture notes, ivory for journals, light pastel green for stuff, All clairefontaine papers btw. The different colors also behave differently and paper tends to change over time. I had yellow paper exposed to the elements, it now feathers like crazy. I can't use my cursive italics on it. My fault though, shouldn't have used it as a stand for my flowerpots <8[

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I tend to ramble and write wallotexts. I do that.

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My top recommendation for practical ruled paper is Roaring Springs Sugarcane Paper. I use this loose-leaf paper everyday and the spiralbound variant. The loose leaf is MUCH better than the spiral paper.

I can drop an entire blob of ink on a sheet, and it will not budge.

List price of $2.50 for 100 sheets, whereas any other big name brand is, what, $10 for a petty 50 sheets?

The quality difference is barely noticeable, but it really isn't a deal breaker. I use Roaring Springs paper for correspondence because it looks like normal ruled paper, unlike some other brands whose margins extend to half the page.

I'm very sad that there isn't super quality paper like Rhodia with the same ruling as this paper. Thats because European ruling is different from American Ruling on papers.

This paper is sold at my college (university) bookstore.

I fear it will be taken off the shelves sooner than later, so Id be wise to stock up on it.

I have used everything from a posting nib to a stub nib, and this paper does just as superb with needlepoints than it does with broads. I really like this paper for everyday use, to be completely honest.

It is also excellent for gel/rollerball pens.

Since it's so cheap also, I don't have to necessarily try to conserve the paper; I don't squander it, but I can afford to lose a sheet in the case of an error.

http://www.officesupplyinc.com/filler-paper-college-ruled-sheets-11x8-white-p-23059.html?utm_campaign=google-product-search-us-en&utm_medium=product_search&utm_source=google-product-search-us-en&gclid=CN2NwvTjysICFeURMwodCWsA0A

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