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    Default Paper and humidity

    It is stinkin' hot and humid right now in south-central Pennsylvania USA, as I wrote a letter on a Rhodia with my '29 long-barrel black & pearl Sheaffer oversize Balance EF flex, filled with Kaweco Caramel brown. The feathering was pretty bad, so I switched to G. Lalo A5 and the problem was resolved.

    After decades of using fountain pens, bottled inks and various stationaries, I really should know the answer to my question, but I'll toss it out to the forum anyway.

    • Does increased humidity increase the likelihood or severity of feathering?

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    Default Re: Paper and humidity

    my '29 long-barrel black & pearl Sheaffer oversize Balance EF flex,
    Had to rub that in, didn't you?

    Does increased humidity increase the likelihood or severity of feathering?
    Yes.

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    Default Re: Paper and humidity

    Ron,

    Oh, I knew I couldn't blame this pen after you had applied your expertise. Rhodia is just not compatible with the jungle.

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    Default Re: Paper and humidity

    I only have a little note book that's Rhodia, and it looks like the paper is loaded, I don't know. I think they usually use clay for that.

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    Default Re: Paper and humidity

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Ron,

    Oh, I knew I couldn't blame this pen after you had applied your expertise. Rhodia is just not compatible with the jungle.

    No, I meant the XF superflex long black and pearl Balance bit.

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