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I have tried several systems for making ink samples and after a few trial starts, I have decided on a version I think will suit my needs. I will need 2 different types of paper. I am planning on:

1) Making half page writing samples on normal letter/print paper.

2) Making my own sample cards about the size of a baseball card for swabs.

So I am looking for both regular paper for writing samples as well as a heavier card stock type paper for the baseball cards.

 

I look forward to your suggestions and expertise in starting with the right paper.

 

Thanks,

Cabbie

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Hi,

 

For quick samples / swabs I use a 90g laser copy / print paper.

 

For the most part, the paper/s should be those that you use the most.

 

 

> Baseball cards ??? well, just don't use coated stock. Personally, I'd us something in the 120g range trending toward a hot press watercolour paper, yet a G00gle found this : https://www.staples.com/Staples-Cover-Stock-Paper-8-1-2-x-11-White/product_490882

 

In some of my Ink Reviews I use many papers, in part because I reckon when taken out dancing, it will dance to many tunes.

 

Bye,

S1

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I am planning on making cards similar to those in a Col-o-ring but put them in plastic baseball card sheets and keep them in a notebook. That way they are better protected than in a Col-o-ring and easier to see a variety of shades next to each other or pull out and compare several cards.

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For my ink samples, my goal is to understand what an ink does on the kind of paper I use with pens I'm familiar with. So I'm currently using a bunch of old Levenger Circa paper I have, dating from before their recent paper change. It's a somewhat absorbent paper, but not prone to feathering or bleed (UNLIKE current Levenger paper). It consistently has a bit of a thicker line than Rhodia, Midori, etc. But it's white and I have a huge amount of it now that I no longer use disc bound journals. It will shade, but probably won't sheen.

 

I can extrapolate from it to better papers like Rhodia and to worse papers. So in a way it's a good thing the paper isn't quite as well-behaved as others.

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I am planning on making cards similar to those in a Col-o-ring but put them in plastic baseball card sheets and keep them in a notebook. That way they are better protected than in a Col-o-ring and easier to see a variety of shades next to each other or pull out and compare several cards.

I was just looking at the col-o-ring - looks like they are about 2" x 4". If I recall correctly, that is similar to a baseball card - maybe a bit bigger. If bigger, you could trim to size. If smaller, they would still fit in your card sheets.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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