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Anyone out there have any recommendations for a website or company that can create customized/personalized stationery and thank-you cards from quality paper suitable for use with fountain pens? My current stationery is a bit long in the tooth, so I'm looking to upgrade.

 

Much thanx for any suggestions!

MrThoth

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@MrThoth, how'd you make out?  I have the same problem and my go-to store seems to have gone. :(

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Have you gone to your local printer ?  People who do wedding cards will do stationery.  We also have a store out here named Alligator Soup that makes the thank you cards and stationery.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

Have you gone to your local printer ?  People who do wedding cards will do stationery.  We also have a store out here named Alligator Soup that makes the thank you cards and stationery.

The problem is not all the papers play well with fountain pens.  I've ordered some that work, but only with certain nibs, and others that must have something in their paper that makes the paper resist water-based ink!  I think I would need to find a store willing to let me try to write on their samples.

 

And my best local printer, where I used to get all my invitations, etc., closed about five years ago.

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So, I go to the paper store here in town:

https://kellyspicers.com/

 

They have samples. I try out the samples and then send it to my printer.

 

I've also had great luck with the papers at:

https://paperworks.com/

For FP friendly papers

 

And this store in Santa Monica does their printing and they sell fountain pens so I'm sure they will find you the FP friendly stuff.

https://www.flaxpentopaper.com/

 

 

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, amberleadavis said:

So, I go to the paper store here in town:

https://kellyspicers.com/

 

They have samples. I try out the samples and then send it to my printer.

 

I've also had great luck with the papers at:

https://paperworks.com/

For FP friendly papers

 

And this store in Santa Monica does their printing and they sell fountain pens so I'm sure they will find you the FP friendly stuff.

https://www.flaxpentopaper.com/

 

 

Thanks!  I get very particular as I like ecru bordered letter sheets with a monogram and then matching without monogram for the additional pages in my letters.  I've had some companies say they don't recommend any of their papers for fountain pens, yet the papers work fine as long as the ink isn't super-wet.  Letter sheets these days often seem under-sized relative to the ones I used to use, by William Arthur, but William Arthur is now owned by Crane.  

 

The place in Santa Monica looks like they're used to dealing with specific requests, so I will start with them!  Their site looks promising.

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1 hour ago, essayfaire said:

Thanks!  I get very particular as I like ecru bordered letter sheets with a monogram and then matching without monogram for the additional pages in my letters.  I've had some companies say they don't recommend any of their papers for fountain pens, yet the papers work fine as long as the ink isn't super-wet.  Letter sheets these days often seem under-sized relative to the ones I used to use, by William Arthur, but William Arthur is now owned by Crane.  

 

The place in Santa Monica looks like they're used to dealing with specific requests, so I will start with them!  Their site looks promising.

 

 

Glad to have been of potential help.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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