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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

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    Anybody have any writing samples on this paper, front and back? I am assuming it handles FP ink well?
    Here's a sample with mostly iron gall ink (homemade and commercial). It holds up well to Noodler's bulletproof inks, too.

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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

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    Anybody have any writing samples on this paper, front and back? I am assuming it handles FP ink well?
    Here's a sample with mostly iron gall ink (homemade and commercial). It holds up well to Noodler's bulletproof inks, too.

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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

    Just received my ream - wrote on one side - ran it through our copier at work to scan it into jpeg, back side is totally blank no bleed through at all.


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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

    fiberdrunk thanks again for posting the information about this paper! And cwent2 appreciate your additional writing sample and confirmation of the paper's qualities, as well.

    I got a ream of this today, and can confirm the paper's FP friendliness. Even my wettest nibs (no European broad nibs, FYI) showed no bleed-through! While there is show-through it's not the annoying kind of heavy show-through. The paper puckers a wee bit from the ink in the wettest spots. Backside is totally writeable, and causes no illegibility in the reading of either side.

    At first, the paper felt so much like regular copy paper I pulled two other 20# papers from my office closet to compare: a Donmar 20# FSC "office" paper and another Staples 20# 100% recycled paper. The latter bled through like crazy even with the finest, dryest nib. The Donmar was a surprise and performed with only one hint of bleeding using a wet Levenger True Writer F inked with Sailor Grenade. Well, neither here nor there, because the Donmar is used exclusively in my printer. I just never knew how FP friendly it was before today!

    The Staples Sustainable Earth 20#: no bleed-through, very pleasant to write on. Smooth but not "premium" smooth. Just kind of innocuously smooth. Definitely am going to use this paper to make notepads!

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    Here's my scan of the Staples Sustainable Earth. The show-through is not as noticeable as seen in the scan. (Scanners are wonderfully sensitive, aren't they?)
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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

    @jde

    I do not have a nib larger than medium unless you count my Speedball dip nibs. I did put down a few blobs of ink and let it set for a bit and it resulted in " The paper puckers a wee bit from the ink in the wettest spots." as you stated and I quote here. Overall I came to the same conclusion - I will be, and have made a couple of Madori Style - size notepads/books for the Madori Traveler style notebook I made.

    Just a note the scan I did the blank area on the left is running it through the copier print side up - to show there was no bleed through or ghosting of the sample on the right side.

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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

    This is a heads up. Staples is having a "Daily Deal" today (11/19/13). This paper is $19.95 for a case for today only. Free shipping, too. This is the cheapest I've ever seen it.
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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

    Quote Originally Posted by fiberdrunk View Post
    This is a heads up. Staples is having a "Daily Deal" today (11/19/13). This paper is $19.95 for a case for today only. Free shipping, too. This is the cheapest I've ever seen it.
    OMG, that's a great sale!!!! I just ordered some. Thanks FiberDrunk.
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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

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    This is a heads up. Staples is having a "Daily Deal" today (11/19/13). This paper is $19.95 for a case for today only. Free shipping, too. This is the cheapest I've ever seen it.
    OMG, that's a great sale!!!! I just ordered some. Thanks FiberDrunk.
    I'm glad you were able to get some. I wasn't sure if the link would work or not. Did you get free shipping with it? That's what the email said, but when I called Staples to order, they told me it was only free shipping for orders over $40. But then they messed up my rewards card, and so gave me free shipping anyway for all the trouble. I couldn't resist ordering when it was this cheap. Now if the Sustainable Earth composition books would go on sale for $1 again... I missed that last time.
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    Default Re: Staples Sustainable Earth Copy Paper (95% sugarcane)

    I was able to get the free shipping and was already notified by Staples that my paper is supposed to be delivered today!
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