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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by writingrav View Post
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    There are two brands that work well for me (I use 4 X 6 cards, btw):

    - Tops, #081-05-0004, blue label-card
    - Roaring Spring "Paper Trail" (no catalog number, UPC # 070972748446)

    The Tops cards are a little better than the Roaring Spring in terms of feathering, but they both behave well.


    Where have you found these cards?
    I found both listed on Amazon. Also a separate web site for Roaring Spring http://www.rspaperproducts.com/productsO/index-cards but not for Top.
    On second look neither of these exact products are listed on Amazon or the Roaring Spring site. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    Do you need lines (rules) on your cards? If not, then one other possibility is that you could make your own.

    We have been protoyping a line of fountain pen-friendly monogrammed note cards, and have found that 80# cover Strathmore "Writing" wove is the right weight for note cards, and is great for fountain pen use. (We use the same line, in a slightly heavier weight, for our greeting cards.) It comes in regular 8" x 11", but it is quite easily cut up into 3" x 5" size. Any paper supplier that carries Nenagh products should be able to get it for you.

    You can see some of our write-testing photos on Strathmore "Writing" here: http://sevanti-letterpress.com/faqs/#3
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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    It is very hard to find any that are FP friendly. I participated in a thread where someone sent out samples to try. None of the cards really worked and the closest one that did okay was on par with the Mead cards I got at Walgreen's.
    Levenger cards seem to do okay, and they come in blank, ruled, and grid. Expensive, though, I THINK.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    It is very hard to find any that are FP friendly. I participated in a thread where someone sent out samples to try. None of the cards really worked and the closest one that did okay was on par with the Mead cards I got at Walgreen's.
    Levenger cards seem to do okay, and they come in blank, ruled, and grid. Expensive, though, I THINK.
    Unless they have changed their paper, I have had major feathering issues with Levenger cards. The one I have are a couple of years old. So they may have new paper.
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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    The ones I have are far older than a couple of years, so we could both be right, lol.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    The ones I have are far older than a couple of years, so we could both be right, lol.
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    Default Re: Fountain pen friendly note cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by thagbert View Post
    Where have you found these cards?
    I bought the Tops cards at Target, but I think they've switched to a house brand. The Roaring Spring cards are from a local university book store. I've read that Roaring Spring is a common brand around campuses.

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