DO NOT BUY IF YOU USE...
, February 11, 2012
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
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.