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Southworth 100% Cotton Resume Paper, Is This Good For Fountain Pens?


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I do not know how 100% cotton paper will work. I am looking for something with a ivory color so I could make my own journal.

Anyways I found this but I do not know if it will work well.

 

Hopefully it should work with watermen black, noodler's xfeather and De Atramentis archival ink.

Do you guys think it would work. I didn't really get straight forward answers for cotton paper, and I have no idea what resume paper is. Ive also heard things about noodlers not working with cotton.

 

https://www.staples.ca/en/Southworth-100-Cotton-Resume-Paper-24-lb-8-1-2-x-11-Ivory-100-Pack/product_365513_1-CA_1_20001

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It does work with fountain pens, but it is fairly toothy. I've been using it for a number of years as my preferred paper.

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This description might help... http://nitramcharcoal.com/understanding-paper-tooth-what-to-look-for-in-an-artist-charcoal-paper/

 

For papers we use with fountain pens, think slightly textured rather than smooth. It is not abrasive and will not damage your pen. It is merely a slightly raised pattern of paper fibers.

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what do you mean by toothy?

The paper has a definite texture. One that you will notice more the finer your nib is. I find it pleasant personally, but I seem to be in the minority with that opinion.

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The paper has a definite texture. One that you will notice more the finer your nib is. I find it pleasant personally, but I seem to be in the minority with that opinion.

 

Surely so. I own some and write with it on occasion, but I find it necessary to have a very wet nib or slippery ink. It tends to dry out any other pen more than my liking. It's nice paper, though.

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The thing about Southworth paper is that there is a textured side and a smooth side. If the textured side is too toothy for your taste, then you could use the smooth side. But be warned: the textured side is preferred, according to my correspondence with the manufacturer!

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Unless you're using a wet pen, the toothiness tends to produce subtly jagged or broken lines. It's definitely not paper for quick writing.

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It's a littler harder to see in this photo, but I could see it clearly when I wrote it. It feathers a fair amount. This is 100% Cotton Southworth resume paper Ivory color. UPC 0 83514 87030 7

 

I used a variety of inks and nibs. From a 1948 Parker 51 Demi Vacumatic with a nib that is either a narrow F or an EF to a TWSBI Eco with 1.1 stub. (Also F, M, and B ) Some show through.

 

 

42330691861_e51e4f98de_b.jpg20180524_154043 by Brad Merrill, on Flickr

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"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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