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When going through some old things, I found an unused pad of Selecta paper, in a Rhodia-orange cover, paper quite bright white, with purple-grey quad ruling. I have no recollection of this brand, but the paper felt fairly smooth, with just a bit of tooth, and the page has a nice snappy feel, which is unusual in my high-humidity environment. Overall, I found the paper had to be paired with the right ink, but then it was quite nice. Most of the inks I tried bled — all but the kon-peki and Platinum carbon. For more details, read the hand-written review below. There was minimal feathering, but many inks spread.

 

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Detail:

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More detail:

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Closer:

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Perforation performance:

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The backing is not all that stiff, but still useful.

 

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Nice cover, matte card, thick enough to protect paper.

 

I also wrote a couple of letters:

 

with Iroshizuku kon-peki

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With Levenger cobalt:

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Bleed-through of cobalt:

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Bleed of review page:

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