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    Default Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    Hi I have just got some of this and I admit it is very good. But why does it command such a premium? I read that it is basically catalogue paper the was discovered to be good with fountain pens quite by chance. The difference between Clairefontaine Triomphe 4 for a writing pad and Tomoe at 30 is huge!

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    Default Re: Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    I buy in bulk (4000 sheets) and get a price of somewhere around $180 for 4000 sheets. Heck, once I carried it as check in from Japan and got a price for $75 for 4000 sheets. I find it the cheapest paper for fountain pen usage.

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    Default Re: Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhruv View Post
    I buy in bulk (4000 sheets) and get a price of somewhere around $180 for 4000 sheets. Heck, once I carried it as check in from Japan and got a price for $75 for 4000 sheets. I find it the cheapest paper for fountain pen usage.
    What do you do with all that?

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    Default Re: Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    Use it to write on. On an average, I use 15 sheets of paper (30 pages/sides) in one day. All the papers in available here are trashy at best, and if they are not, they are expensive. Some papers are good to write on, but ridiculously thick and hard, almost feels like plastic.

    I should clarify, $180 would be with sea shipping which takes 2-3 months to arrive. Does not include custom charges.

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    Default Re: Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhruv View Post
    Use it to write on. On an average, I use 15 sheets of paper (30 pages/sides) in one day....
    Wow. That's a lot. And a lot of handwriting!

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    Default Re: Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    Yep. So Tomoe River ends up being the cheapest for me. But you need to buy in bulk.

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    Default Re: Tomoe River: Why so expensive?

    Mind if I ask where you're able to get a price like that?

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