The paper has a gorgeous...
September 11, 2015
The paper has a gorgeous finish and would have been perfect if I'd needed
something for letter writing. Triomphe's slick surface, however, meant that the
nib of my 1.5 Rotring art pen skipped horribly. No matter how I played with the
pen angle, the pressure, etc. this skipping along the letter edges could not be
eliminated. The Pilot Plumex (a smaller nib) and the Pilot Parallel Pen (a
wetter option) performed better, but the edge of their nibs still refused to
stay in complete contact with the page. Before buying I read as much as
possible, and inferred form reviews that both Triomphe and Tomoe River were the
best options for this project I'm planning. I wish I'd gone with my gut and
purchased the Tomoe River first. It works like a dream with no skipping issues
on the horizon. Clairefontaine Triomphe was not a *bad* purchase, I just have
to find a new use for it now which is kind of annoying.
TL;DR - Beautiful paper that is fantastic for normal fountain pens. If you plan
on using italic/calligraphic nibs, buy Tomoe River instead.