5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
I am always on the lookout...
, November 21, 2012
I am always on the lookout for journals that are good for fountain pens... This
one is not. It is made with Clairefontaine 64gr... but it bleeds through.
Tried with are variety of fine and x-fine nibs and several brands of ink... half
of it was bleed through the other half very dark see through.
Nice journal, but not for me... Leveger Stanley refill work great, and Rhodia
webbies are fantastic.
4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
Best journal I've tried...
, January 25, 2012
Best journal I've tried to date. I am in the quest for writing instruments, pens
& papers, as part of a self-imposed long-term songwriting project - going "old
school". I turned to JetPens to find, and experiment with, tools for
handwriting. Writing with pen and paper helps to start and maintain the creative
process in a way that computers cannot.
So far the Exacompta Journal is about as close to perfection as I could hope
for. The size is a great compromise between too small and too large. The paper
is a pleasure to write on and the refillable cover holds the refill securely
(and looks beautiful). The lined refill has room at the top of each page for
date and notes. The pages are permanently bound, they are not removable nor can
extra pages be inserted. This is very important for my work, especially when it
comes to proof of copyright.
I love writing with this system. I plan to order a bundle of refills to keep a
consistent set of records of my handwritten songs. I also ordered another
Exacompta Journal in a different color to jot down ideas (e.g. TItles, themes,
To quote from one of my songs; "There's nothing like pen on paper. There's
nothing like the written word" ©2010 Howard Pavane