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For the fountain pen users out there.
July 7, 2017
I have to say this, so far, is exceeding my expectations! I wasn't expecting allot out of this paper since it is a fairly light 20#. But since I'm in the US, and I needed some A4 I figured any port in a storm, right? So I pull out one single sheet and five different FP's with 5 different nibs ranging from a fine to a 1.1 (which included a very wet broad) and of course five different inks (I'll list them here in a bit), I wrote a sentence or two with each. I found absolutely no feathering whatsoever! That was rather a very pleasant surprise since I was expecting some because this is really nothing more than lightweight copy paper. I also noted somewhat quicker than normal drying times although I did not time them nor did I smear them. No bleed through, none, and very little show through, which again was a bit surprising. And also noted appropriate shading from the inks that should. As you can see, this was not a very intense test at all, just some writing with fountain pen and ink and I'm more than happy with the performance of this paper! It's not Rhodia or Tomoe River mind you but then again, it doesn't pretend to be. I'm guessing that because this is an international paper, there was some thought given to the use of fountain pen ink since you are far more likely to see their use in the European community as opposed to here in the States. I'm sure there is plenty of info out there on this paper, I didn't look. I was just happy to have found some A4 that didn't carry a ridiculous price, I just bought it on the spot. I'm glad I did.
Oh yeah, the inks...
J. Herbin Lierre-Sauvage
If anything, I was worried about the Aurora black which was put down with the wet broad (that sounds a little funny). That nib really lays it on thick and I love the Aurora inks, but it was perfect, I even checked the writing under magnification, and not even one wisp of feathering! I think I'll buy a little more of this although I do not have a need for more at this point, but sometimes items on Amazon just disappear for no obvious reason. I'm sure I'll have need for more in the distant future.