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Try this paper just...
, November 30, 2013
Try this paper just once if you want to understand why it has a cult following.
It's lightweight (akin to airmail, bank, or layout paper if you want a
comparison) so it might not be to your personal taste, but it's especially good
with fountain pens and shows off FP inks to their best advantage, and with no
feathering or bleed. (In my experience, anyway, and I use some very saturated
inks.) I've bought a lot of Tomoe River over the last couple of years in both
white and cream from various sources, both loose and bound into books, and it's
never disappointed me. Despite being lightweight, it's robust enough to
withstand hole-punches and daily use in ring binders; my bog-standard HP printer
handles it with ease; it accepts inkjet printing well; I can make it into
stitched notebook refills or glued pads; and it's a wonderful tactile experience
to write on. Yes, it's delicate, so it rumples more easily than regular paper if
you're not careful, and if you can't tolerate any show-through then it's not for
you, but if that doesn't put you off, then you'll probably love this paper with
a passion. I bought it originally because I needed a high page count without
thickness, and everything else from bank and bible paper to airmail paper in the
right size and colour was proving too hard to source, but now I buy it as much
for the sheer pleasure of using it as its practical advantages. Treat yourself
to a pack!