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What is some good paper for both printing and writing? I have found worksheets online which will help me practice my handwriting but I want it to be good to write on. I've heard Tomoe River paper is kind of good for printing and amazing for writing so... Is that what I should go with? What should I do? Thank you!

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Notgatherox

Tomoe River is really thin so it may get jammed in your printer, so take care if you use TR.

 

Perhaps consider a thicker paper like Double A. I've heard good things about it. If it's not available, consider using HP 24lb or 32lb paper.

 

Me personally, I use 100gsm paper. PaperOne Premium Presentation.

 

 

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I have had some luck with Hammermill 32lb laser print paper. I've been using it to print blank pages for my planner. It prints fine in my Epson ink jet printer. I usually write in the journal with a Noodler's Conrad and Rohrer & Kingner Cassia ink. I'm not an expert, and I don't closely examine the character of the lines I have written, but I don't get excessive feathering or any bleed through (well, except that one time I spilled ink on a page). I have heard a lot of praise for the HP paper, so I am going to try that next.

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24lb is very good for both

 

increase the poundage and it gets glossier and harder to dry when writing on it

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I got a very large box of Georgia Pacific all purpose 24lb paper at a warehouse club for printing purposes several months ago. When I got into fountain pens, I tried it with them and it seemed to work quite well.

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i have used both the Double A and the Paper One, and the Double A is the better paper, and cheaper to boot.

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I've been using HP 32lb "Premium Choice Laserjet" paper, which isn't glossy at all, and dries quite quickly, even with a wet pen. Very happy with it... just wish I could find it in notebooks too.

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+1 for HP 32lb Premium Choice Laserjet Paper. I first saw it mentioned on a calligraphy forum as an ideal practice paper. I use it to print off calligraphy worksheets and sheets with guidelines for practice and have used fountain pens and dip pens + ink with it and it works beautifully. It has a nice feel to it, too.

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Another recommendation for HP Laserjet 32# paper. It's my go-to choice for printing anything for my businesses, taking notes, and handwriting practice...

 

Amazon.com has it for $11 a ream for Prime members - AMAZING deal! (http://www.amazon.com/HP-11310-0-Premium-Choice-Laserjet/dp/B000099O2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441120645&sr=8-1&keywords=hp+laserjet+paper) *hope it's ok that I linked amazon on this post - if not, I'll remove it*

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I've had decent success with the Georgia Pacific Super Premium Bright sold at WalMart. It's close to the most expensive paper they sell, and works well in my laser printer (I print dot grids for note taking in my classes). It's about $8 for 300 sheets, if I remember correctly, and certainly is acceptable for the pen/ink combinations I throw at it.

 

What I've found is that most premium laser printer papers will work quite well for fountain pens. The added bonus is that you can feel the extra quality from your printouts. I'm never going back to 20lb. inkjet paper again.

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Clairefontaine brand papers work fine for printing. I've tried both Rhodia and CF Triomphe pads, and they print great, with no noticeable alteration to the surface treatment of the paper after it's gone through the printer. My printer is anything but sophisticated; just a simple all-in-one targeted at the home and small biz market.

 

The pads could be a bit pricey if you print a lot (it didn't matter to me because it was a one-off use, mainly for ink review forms). I think there is also some CF printer paper about. I haven't tried that but I'd call it a safe bet considering the quality of every other CF paper and the fact they have their own paper mill.

 

Good luck, have fun with your writing practice!

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I use HP 32# paper for various fountain pen uses but find that it's overly thick and absorbs (without feathering) ink too much leaving the ink looking dull. I'd recommend searching here for a 24# or 28# FP friendly paper. It'll be a little cheaper too and more than adequate.

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