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11 hours ago, Intensity said:

Hm I'm not sure--normally when there are oils on a TR52 page, the ink just doesn't adhere well if at all.  It shouldn't be bleeding through or feathering.  If it's just one page and the rest are fine, could be somehow that page.  My Hobonichi Cousin 2021 has been completely identical to its 2020 version for paper performance and appearance.  

 

I frequently use a  water brush to do ink drawings on the margins of my Hobonichi Cousin, and then some inks can indeed bleed through--or rather some of the ink components.  For instance yellow or pink components from some brown or red Japanese inks I use can show through slightly on the other side.  I haven't seen any feathering in normal writing, however.

 

That's what I was pretty sure happened with oils (you can kind of see it streak on the page when that happens) so thanks for confirming my original thoughts haha. It might just be the single page (or at least I'm hoping)- I haven't seen feathering/bleeding in the pages that came before, and I had a minor freakout hah. I seriously hope that this is just an isolated dud page! And no watercolour from me- just a vintage Pelikan.

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You could try to find the other part of the page if the notebook is bind using signatures. It will have no oils so if it the ink feathers it's a defective page.

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On 8/14/2020 at 2:43 AM, Intensity said:

I've just received cream and white TR blank A5 sheets from JetPens in packaging I've never seen before. It's not the typical Sakae Technical packaging.

 

(I know I'm replying to a post made nine months ago…)

 

As it turned out, Sakae Technical Paper did sell Tomoe River FP produced by the (then) new machinery with a slightly different technical specification (not disclosed as part of Tomoegawa's or Sakae TP's marketing), but made it clear on the packaging that it was the ‘new’ paper:

 

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and the product has a different product code from the packs most fans of loose Tomoe River 52gsm sheets are used to seeing/buying.

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