If Moleskine is a notebook with European aspirations, then Field Notes
is its polar opposite -- a product with no pretensions and a quintessentially American appeal. Founded just five years ago, the company was born as a collaboration between Portland-based Draplin Design Co. and Chicago-native Coudal Partners. From the beginning, Field Notes saw their notebooks as “a true authentic American brand”
, and “equally as attractive to a coffee-swirling hipster in Brooklyn as it is to a beer-swilling mammal killer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”
Please see our Fountain Pen Paper Recommendations article for an updated list of our favorite paper for fountain pen use!
Using a fountain pen can be a wonderful experience. Fountain pens naturally require little to no pressure to write with, and can literally glide across pages of the right paper. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as fountain-pen-compatible paper.
Among the many notebooks and journals available at JetPens
, I’ve listed a few of my personal favorites that perform beautifully with fountain pen ink.
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Maruman Mnemosyne Notebooks
My everyday go-to notebooks are found in the Maruman Mnemosyne
line (named after the Greek goddess for memory). Available in a wide variety of versatile sizes and formats, the Maruman Mnemosyne notebooks contain a thick, creamy paper that has a smooth surface. Blank, lined, and graph pages are offered, and this paper provides a wonderful writing experience for fountain pens, as well as other pen types.
This product has been discontinued.
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JetPens now has our very own ScoutBooks Notebook
! Appropriately titled "Pentown", this notebook features a custom designed cover, highlighted by Jet-Do cruising high above a pen-dotted skyline and through the paper clip clouds.
Each eco-friendly notebook is constructed from 100% recycled materials and vegetable-based inks. The inside paper is acid-free, archival, and features a unique grid pattern. Did I mention it is made in the USA? Yes, that too.
This was a very fun project to be a part of and we are all very excited to see what is next!