Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

35 Fountain Pen Friendly Notebooks


Karmachanic
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 16
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • inkstainedruth

    3

  • Kenlowe

    1

  • doublechocolate

    1

  • Karmachanic

    5

wow~ that's amazing! I've bookmarked your blog. Thanks for sharing!

 

Hmm, not my blog. I just came across the page in my daily journey around fountain pen world.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting the link. I've posted to it suggesting that the guy also checks out Miquelrius, although warn him that they're hard to get in the US.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is a cool find. Thanks for sharing it.

The prizes of life are never to be had without trouble - Horace
Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much - Pascal

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream - C.S. Lewis

 Favorite shop:https://www.fountainpenhospital.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really well researched and written blog - thanks for posting. Can see myself spending a bit of time reading this one.

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/7260/postminipo0.png
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting the link. I've posted to it suggesting that the guy also checks out Miquelrius, although warn him that they're hard to get in the US.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

For the benefit of those in the UK, these notebooks are marketed as Basicos MR

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks. Good to know.

When I find them (there's now a different website from their main one) I tend to order in bulk -- simply because they ARE hard to find. And even when B&N carried them, they only seemed to have the graph paper ones (I tend not to like graph paper except if it's something like 10/inch, and I've never seen that except as pads at Staples).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Disclaimer: Did not read the reviews because I don't need to; I have a ten-year supply of my favorite notebooks, Molie's pocket hardcovers and a few Rhodia Debbie's, all obtained at deep discounts in quantity. I understand and appreciate a high quality writing surface but I only use the recto side of each leaf in my pocket notebooks so the paper quality is of little importance to me. However, my sketchbooks and personal stationery are different matters.

 

Plenty of valiant work went into that list of reviews but I wish to point out that, regardless of the name on the product and, unless the notebook maker also control the complete supply chain, paper stocks change like underwear. Might not happen. Might.

 

Lechtturm, for instance, ten years ago was very unfriendly toward liquid inks. Then they released their "ink friendly" paper stock which turned out to be not very inky friendly at all and got worse as time went on. Things change over time so, except for a few products that manage to keep their high standards, this list will be obsolete in a year or two.

I ride a recumbent, I play go, I use Macintosh so of course I use a fountain pen.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the link. I looked at the review for the Clairefontaine Basic notebook, and it matches my own perceptions of the product, which is a good thing for me if it means that I can rely on his reviews to steer me towards items I would like.

 

There was one problem with that review that bothered me a little. The reviewer said that the notebook is glue-bound, when his own photo (and my inspection of my own notebooks) shows that they are composed of sewn signatures that are then glued to the cloth spine. That's a very different thing, and could affect the perceived value of the notebook.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you for posting. Very helpful indeed.

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" Patrick Henry

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well yes. Everything changes incrementally moment by moment, and sometimes we get big lumpy changes all at once. Even the revered Tomoe River has changed their paper.

 

Having said that I'm going to go out on a limb and say that one will see far more consistency in Japanese paper over time, due to the Japanese culture of craft and quality.

 

-----------------------

bogiesan wrote

Things change over time so, except for a few products that manage to keep their high standards, this list will be obsolete in a year or two.

Edited by Karmachanic

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bless you! Thanks for sharing this information. Just in time. Now that I can't find my usual Staples Sugar Cane recycled notebook I'm trying to think of another option.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bless you! Thanks for sharing this information. Just in time. Now that I can't find my usual Staples Sugar Cane recycled notebook I'm trying to think of another option.

Do they no longer carry those on the Staples website? It was a bummer when they stopped having them in B&M stores, even though they were expensive compared to the regular Staples notebooks. I had a couple of the Sugar Cane composition books and really liked them.

OTOH, I tried a spiral bound banana paper notebook and absolutely hated it (don't remember if it was sold by Staples or someplace else). The paper was sort of hairy, and was also very absorbent -- to the point where some of my writing (I was using it for writing poetry) is now completely illegible a couple of years later. :(

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ruth, try searching for "bagasse notebook." You may have more success.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share








×
×
  • Create New...