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    Default Re: NY Times roundup review of notebooks

    Thanks for posting this.
    This could be helpful for a "newbie" person to have a guideline.
    But for me, personally, depending the pen/ink my hands go for almost any paper.
    I personally favour the combo Japanese papers/ bulletproof inks

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    Great link, thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: NY Times roundup review of notebooks

    Thank you for posting. I am always interested in reading these kinds of reviews. Because I am a bit of a paper snob, I have done a bit of the same type of review and have found my favorites. The Apica CD Notebook is one that I use often for client work, but truthfully, you can't go wrong with a Rhodia Pad. I buy them by the dozen now. For journaling, I am still very much in love with my Tomoe River notebooks. I did stock up so have enough for the next year. After that, I am hoping that the new Sanzen's TR successor or will be all that we are hoping for and will be readily available or some other fantastic fountain pen friendly paper will come out.

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    Default Re: NY Times roundup review of notebooks

    One notebook that isn't mentioned (in my admittedly cursory scroll through the article) is the Stalogy 365.

    Just recently re-discovered that I have one -- and sadly for the life of me I can't remember how I got it, all I know was that I didn't buy it. Maybe part of a trade?

    So I've been using it for testing my restorations and some sketches. And I just love it. The paper is thin, it's like TR but not like it at the same time, it feels more matte, but obviously coated because it can handle any nib sizes I threw at it.
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    Default Re: NY Times roundup review of notebooks

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    One notebook that isn't mentioned (in my admittedly cursory scroll through the article) is the Stalogy 365.

    Just recently re-discovered that I have one -- and sadly for the life of me I can't remember how I got it, all I know was that I didn't buy it. Maybe part of a trade?

    So I've been using it for testing my restorations and some sketches. And I just love it. The paper is thin, it's like TR but not like it at the same time, it feels more matte, but obviously coated because it can handle any nib sizes I threw at it.
    I've been doing NaNoWriMo on a Stalogy 365. Great paper, lousy novel.

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    I've been doing NaNoWriMo on a Stalogy 365. Great paper, lousy novel.
    Hey, it's NaNo. We are supposed to stink, and stink boldly, but keep writing because we can't edit what we haven't written.

    At least this is what I tell myself when I think about the Chaos fountain pen, the talking lizard alien, and the dead You-Tube celebrity in my own current attempt

    But I have not had to resort to Zombies yet...

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    I have used the Levenger's Notabilia notebooks for almost twenty years, beginning when I used only ballpoints, pencils, and hard-plastic tipped pens. They were fine when I returned to fountain pens about 15 years ago. Levengers has switched their paper suppliers a few times since 2000, but they are good for fountain pens. Just the right size for me, which is the classic US composition book size.

    Various coated-paper notebooks did not work. I came back to work one morning, during a time when I was trying out a variety Noodlers offered as lubricating piston fillers. The previous evening's page had still-wet blobs, so I thought, "too wet for its own good". And gave up coated paper.

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