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    Default Re: Cheap fountain friendly paper

    Quote Originally Posted by OCArt View Post
    You might also consider bagasse paper- made from the fibers of sugar cane. Staples sells some under the Sustainable Earth brand but just make a note of that term and you'll see it from time to time in the dollar stores, etc.
    I can confirm that for me the sugar cane paper from Staples has done very well with my pens and using Noodler's Black ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTHall720 View Post
    I am really happy with the sugar cane based paper from Staples. As a general rule I have found that paper made in Brazil and in Vietnam tend to be FP friendly.

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    I also have found that to be the case too. Generally happy with Brazil, Vietnam, and some India paper.

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    Default Re: Cheap fountain friendly paper

    + Hammermill Digital Color Copy Paper, 28lb. It works very well and is even slightly better than HP paper. Plus the paper weight is great. Like most of these papers they are coated so your colors will tend to be more saturated. May take a little longer to dry but not terribly so. Available in reams.

    + Black'n Red notebooks, bound, are excellent also. Same notes as on the copy paper though.

    Here are a few comparisons below though the prices may be out of date by a small amount.

    Paper Brand & Name Price No. Of Sheets Weight lbs Weight gsm $/Sheet
    Hammilton Color Copy Digital, letter, #28, Ream 500 sheets $18.49 500 28 105.3 $0.04
    Kokuyo Campus Loose A4, 8.3x11.7 $7.75 50 75 $0.15
    Clairefontaine Triomphe Notepad - A4 $9.00 50 90 $0.18
    Tops Legal Pad, 50sht, 16lbs, Pack 12 pads $17.79 600 16 60.2 $0.03
    Black'nRed Notebook $7.00 96 24 90.0 $0.07

    *Sorry about the spacing. I did arrange it but in preview it drops all the tabs and spacing.


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    Default Re: Cheap fountain friendly paper

    The backs of junk mail business envelopes are not necessarily fountain pen enemies. The best are the ones with the straight (vice triangular) fold - so when you use the back there's less interference with your writing / your list whathaveyou.

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    Default Re: Cheap fountain friendly paper

    Quote Originally Posted by mreeveshp View Post
    What are some good notebooks, loose leaf, journal style, or reporter notebook brands that are real cheap....
    Itís been my experience that funds spent on cheap untested alternate paper stock ends up wasted once ink is applied. I take advantage of special pricing of the reliable brands and stock up. An excellent source is https://crazyalansemporium.wordpress.com. Call Alan and explain your needs. He brings loads of stationary to the fountain pen shows.

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    Default Re: Cheap fountain friendly paper

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mreeveshp View Post
    What are some good notebooks, loose leaf, journal style, or reporter notebook brands that are real cheap....
    Itís been my experience that funds spent on cheap untested alternate paper stock ends up wasted once ink is applied. I take advantage of special pricing of the reliable brands and stock up. An excellent source is https://crazyalansemporium.wordpress.com. Call Alan and explain your needs. He brings loads of stationary to the fountain pen shows.
    I will definitely look into that site and I do agree after buying a bunch of different papers and then only half being okay, I have probably spent enough to buy good paper. My only problem is good paper is much lower quantity and with cheaper paper if its decent enough it's quite a bit more paper for just everyday practice.

    I'd like to find somebody to do something like a pen pal writing back and forth and for that I would rather use better paper.

    I've been practicing for over a year to be able to write cursive but I can't build any speed, I have to write so slow so I just keep practicing about an hour or so everyday.

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    Default Re: Cheap fountain friendly paper

    If you are asking about the cheap ones then I like Pelikan Jazz and Rhodia Heritage. I also love the hand-assembled Appointed. However, I don't compromise on paper quality due to price because it always comes with a bad end. So, if you want lots of shading, no bleed and featuring then Tomoe River FP Notebook could be your first choice. I know its a little expensive but I think its fair due to lightweight and features. You can also see reviews of different paper for fountain pens from here https://drawingfan.com/best-paper-for-fountain-pens/. From here you can get all details and can make a better decision.

    On the other hand, if you want a within budget option then what is about Clairefontaine? It is also very smooth and coming without ghosting and bleeding. Hopefully, you will like it.

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