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  DO NOT BUY IF YOU USE..., February 11, 2012
By jds...
DO NOT BUY IF YOU USE FOUNTAIN PENS. The journal itself, with the various elastic cords, leather cover, and packaging is every bit as nice as the Midori Traveller's Notebook, which shares the same design. It is quite lovely. The paper refills are also quite smooth and perfectly acceptable for pencil, ballpoint, and gel/rollerball pens up to medium width. However, for most fountain pens this paper is terrible. It feathers with every ink I tried ( Sailor, Pilot, Diamine, Noodlers--except black--and Platinum. Even with a Sailor 1911 with a fine nib (0.30mm nib width) the paper feathered so much it looked as if I was writing with a bold nib. The ink also bled through the paper.

If one does not use fountain pens or bold-tipped gel pens, this would be a great notebook. For fountain pen users, my only recommendation is to replace the refilled with the original sized Midori traveller's notebook refills. They are the same size, and the paper is superior for use with fountain pens.
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