Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Sailor Kenshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Where pigs run free!
    Posts
    2,576
    Thanks
    3,021
    Thanked 1,609 Times in 879 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    I guess the title says it all? On advice read somewhere else, I bought pads from a Big Store, and they turned out to be paper towels with lines printed on them. Even so, I struggled doggedly to use them. But now I'm done.

    Does anyone know of a CHEAP, white, lined 8 1/2 x 11 top-bound pad? US sources only, please, readily available, and CHEAP... as I already have pads from Levenger, Rhodia, Clairefontaine, and a few precious Staples Bagasse.

    And many thanks for your help!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Biloxi/Pascagoula, MS
    Posts
    244
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 57 Times in 47 Posts
    Rep Power
    4

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    Have you tried Topps Docket Gold (comes in white) legal pads. You can get them at either Office Depot or Staples. I have used them for years with FP's, and they work very well.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to WmEdwards For This Useful Post:

    R.A. Stewart (February 19th, 2017)

  4. #3
    Senior Member Sailor Kenshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Where pigs run free!
    Posts
    2,576
    Thanks
    3,021
    Thanked 1,609 Times in 879 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by WmEdwards View Post
    Have you tried Topps Docket Gold (comes in white) legal pads. You can get them at either Office Depot or Staples. I have used them for years with FP's, and they work very well.
    Hmmm, not yet---thanks!

  5. #4
    Senior Member carlos.q's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On a hill in Puerto Rico
    Posts
    1,125
    Thanks
    1,027
    Thanked 980 Times in 442 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    I used Tops Docket Gold during the better part of last year and I found them to be very good. Lately I've been using Office Depot's Professional Sugar Cane legal pads which I find to be smoother:

    sugar.jpg

  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to carlos.q For This Useful Post:

    Daisy (April 11th, 2017), KKay (March 4th, 2017), R.A. Stewart (February 19th, 2017)

  7. #5
    Senior Member gbryal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    431
    Thanks
    227
    Thanked 361 Times in 172 Posts
    Rep Power
    6

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    I've been getting those sugar cane pads too. Broader nibs and wetter inks will soak through a bit but overall they aren't bad at all.

  8. #6
    Senior Member R.A. Stewart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, Great Lakes, USA
    Posts
    101
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 126 Times in 64 Posts
    Rep Power
    4

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    I used Staples Double Pad, both white and yellow, until the Staples store nearest me closed; now I'm using a Tops Docket Gold double pad from Office Max/Depot. Again, both white and yellow. They work well with my Parker Duofold. The pads I get are hole punched, which is nice for those pages I want to keep in a notebook (for example, some of my manuscript drafts and notes and exercises for languages).

  9. #7
    FPG Donor ♕ KrazyIvan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Texas-USA
    Posts
    4,889
    Thanks
    1,378
    Thanked 1,677 Times in 873 Posts
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    +1 on the Topps pads.
    Fountain Pen Sith Lord | Daakusaido | inktronics blog | Twitter | Instagram

  10. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area, Calif, USA
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 197 Times in 139 Posts
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    +1 on the OD sugar cane pads.
    Not had a problem with any of my pens.
    Great stuff.
    San Francisco Pen Show 2017, August 25-27, 2017, Redwood City, California
    www.SFPenShow.com

  11. #9
    Senior Member Silverbreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    CT, USA
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanks
    251
    Thanked 490 Times in 309 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    I agree on both Topps and Sugarcane


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Tom
    @silverbreeze
    ---
    Forgive any ignorance on my part.
    Any stupidity is my brain not being malleable enough to understand
    ===
    Open to anyone writing me. Will do my best to reply quickly

  12. #10
    Senior Member manoeuver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Near Midwest, US
    Posts
    1,165
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked 482 Times in 230 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    easy to find good enough stuff at Staples- look for the Made In Brazil paper. Their Sustainable Earth line is fantastic too.

  13. #11
    Member Inkflow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    USA 🇺🇸
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 12 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    Target's Up&Up brand has an 8.5 x 11 top wire bound pad that has decent paper for FP use. It's called either legal pad or large steno. I just bought a couple. The paper is thin, so there is slight show through, but no bleed through, so you're probably OK with medium nibs.

    https://www.target.com/p/legal-pad-s...51#lnk=sametab
    Last edited by Inkflow; October 12th, 2017 at 10:17 AM.

  14. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Cheap, FP-Capable 8 1/2 x 11 pads: Recs Please?

    I know I'm late to the ball, but I wanted to share a good find if nobody had posted about it yet. Office Depot. Has an amazingly FP friendly paper. It seems more plastic than paper in its water resistance. You can push small blobs around between folded sheets. Its lined they are on sale for $1. There are others same brand for $.10 but I can not vouch for those.

    https://www.officedepot.com/a/produc...alBrowse=false

    Happy writing!

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to RasNoa For This Useful Post:

    calamus (July 31st, 2019)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •