November 30, 2015
I've been testing the limits of this fine paper for the last couple days. I use
primarily ink pens like the Zebra disposable brush pens, Micron, Sakura Gelly
Rolls, the Pentel pocket brush pen as well as Koi coloring brush pens. These
inks stayed put and didn't bleed through this very smooth, very thin paper. I
tried a pen with Sharpie-type permanent ink and it did bleed through, so be
warned. The paper is so thin that if you are drawing in ink, you're going to see
the drawing on the next page and if you draw on the other side of the sheet.
It's a delight to draw on such a smooth page. I even messed around with soft
colored pencils and it's lovely. In spite of its thinness, the paper has
surprising strength. I painted a bit with just slightly damp watercolor and it
didn't buckle. I got a small pad because I didn't want to be stuck with a
larger, more expensive pad I wasn't happy with, but I'm pleased with this lil
book and will probably spring for its larger version next time.