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u/Mixels · 17 pointsr/fountainpens

All papers have their strengths and their weaknesses. Here are some recommendations based on what you might be looking for in paper:

Clairefontaine is ulta smooth. It uses a coating that repels ink, so feathering and bleed-through are drastically reduced. The downside is that dry time is quite long, precisely because the ink sits on top of the paper as you write. Clairefontaine notebooks are inexpensive compared to Rhodia, but they're still a bit pricey by their page counts. Clairefontaine is a French brand, too, so paper sizes follow European standards.

Rhodia is also very smooth, though some people will feel a tiny bit more "tooth" than Clairefontaine. Rhodia paper is coated much like Clairefontaine. In fact, the paper used in Rhodia notebooks is made by Clairefontaine, though it's not exactly the same recipe. Rhodia paper is also rather expensive, and because it's made by Clairefontaine, a French company, sizes follow European standards. There are a ton of styles of Rhodia notebooks and notepads, ranging from top-bound perforated pads to ring-bound perforated notebooks to fancy Moleskine-like books. Take a gander at the selection on Amazon.

Tomoe River paper is a very lightweight paper. It's rather like dictionary paper. It's not coated like Rhodia and Clairefontaine, but it's made in a way that the fibers don't absorb ink very well. This is a good thing because it lessens feathering and bleed through. Tomoe River paper is quite expensive, though, and you'll be pigeon-holed into dealing with certain retailers if you go this route. Dry time is slightly faster than Clairefontaine and Rhodia, but the difference isn't that big. The maker of Tomoe River, Tomoegawa Co., is based in Hong Kong, and sizes generally follow European standards. You can buy this paper loose from JetPens or bound from Seven Seas.

Staples Sustainable Earth notebooks are the sugarcane units you mention in the OP. They're excellent notebooks. The paper will take ink like your regular Five Star notebooks or whathaveyou, but by some sugary sorcery, Staples Sustainable Earth notebooks allow very little feathering or bleed through. Plus they're cheap, and the pages are perforated. The main downside is you have to buy it from Staples.

Some people also like Leuchtturm notebooks. These books are hardbound with fake leather, like Moleskine, only nicer. Leuchtturm notebooks feather a bit and will bleed through with wet writing pens, but they're a marked improvement over the paper used in Moleskines. These books are a pretty decent price for the style they follow. A good buy if you're into these kinds of things.

I personally quite like HP Premium Choice Laser paper. This stuff is heavy as the dickens--it honestly feels like thin paperboard. Wet writing pens will feather a tiny bit on this paper, but it won't bleed even if you dump an entire ink sample on it. (I've done this by accident.) Unfortunately this paper is only sold loose (because it's meant for printers), so creating a notebook out of it is a DIY project. Still, the price tag is 500 sheets for ~$17.50--cheap!

Hope you find this helpful!

u/fpreview · 9 pointsr/fountainpens

To add to your paper info, for a starting user, HP Premium Laserjet 32lb paper is good enough. When you get through a ream of that, experiment with other papers.

u/Lawlzstomp · 7 pointsr/fountainpens

Not sure if you live in an area with Target but I have had a lot of luck with Greenroom notebooks. I got a bunch on clearance for like $.69 a pop or something ridiculous. Check for paper that is smooth, but not too thin at local stores.

Heavily recommended Black N' Red Notebook on Amazon for about $7 a piece. Again, not sure how much paper you run through, but it's good cost per performance.

If you need a lotttt of paper try HP Laserjet Paper on Amazon. Redditors vouching for it. If you need lines/dots, place a lined sheet of paper behind the blank paper to guide yourself and then three hole punch it.

Graph paper composition notebook from Staples posted recently.

Another thing to keep in mind you haven't discussed is what ink you are going to use. Pelikan 4001 comes highly recommended for it's cost while still being a dry ink that works on poor paper.

[[Noodler's X-feather]] can be incredibly useful for writing on cheap paper. It will not spread on cheap paper with a fine/extra-fine nib. I don't know if you are using cartridges or converters yet, but switching to a bottle ink can give you some better performance potentially depending on what ink carts you are currently using.


Some other pens that would be good for you at Uni would be the Platinum Preppy a $3.00 pen that starts as cartridge based but can take a converter or be eyedropper converted (where you fill the whole barrel full of ink). They come in EF, F, M and in a variety of colors.

Wingsung 698 in EF is another great bargain option for high ink capacity, uses the same nib as the Pilot MR line (Metropolitan, Retro Pop, etc.), with good build quality for under $20.


Another big takeaway for beginner fountain pen users is higher cost doesn't mean better functionality. Benefits level off really fast when spending more money when it comes to functionality.

u/the_lightist · 6 pointsr/fountainpens

If you're in America: Black N Red, Clairfontaine, Rhodia can all be had in spiral notebook form. (the Rhodia is top spiral bound)
Also, as I think someone else mentioned HP Premium laser 32lbs is very thick strong and FP friendly, almost no ink gets through. It is smooth, but the inks have a rougher look versus the other brands I listed, but this HP paper premium laser is IMO, miles better than Clairfontaine DCP. I have and regularly use all of these. While each have subtle pros and cons, all work great with FP's.

Honorable mentions: If you want to spend a bit more then you can try the Tomoe River offerings or Midori MD notebooks with thinner and generally smoother paper. Not really a notebook, but amazingly smooth paper is the top of the line Clairefontaine triomphe paper. All Rhodia/Clairefontaine papers are not equal.

Leuchtturm1917 is terrible, Life notebooks bleed easy, Maruman notebooks dont bleed much, but have a weird feeling I personally dont like. I have tried others that aren't noteworthy.

edit: PS: I also have this wonderful, but overpriced Quo Vadis Habana notebook. It is like an ivory colored, triomphe paper, for 2x as much and a pleather cover. But I found it at a B&M store with just the shade of turquoise to match my TWSBI ECO.

u/applejade · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

In case you can't find anything, my next experiment will be to make my own notebooks out of 8.5x11" HP Premium Choice Laserjet Paper and, if I need it, printing the dots/gridlines on it from here or here.

u/nyxfriesian · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Well, if you're open to a bit of fiddling, you can buy a pack of HP 32lbs paper and a clipboard and use that instead. You can also learn to glue them together and make your own paper pad with with patience and rubber cement. I'm in college too and this is what I use to make my own notebooks (I use cheerio's boxes as notebook covers and they're very cute!).

u/robeschi · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

I recently got some HP Premium Choice 32 pound and it shades pretty well. No ghosting, no bleed through. Plus you can print your own dot/graph/line/whatever.

I like the Tops Composition books. There is some ghosting and a tiny bit of bleed through with broad nibs/wet inks, but there is some shading with Apache Sunset.

u/elizabethan · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Yup! Here you go!

It feels really nice. There's some feathering with EofC and the Parallels, but it's nice to have a big stack of it to scribble all over and practice some calligraphy, at which I am abysmal.

u/bentonite · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ok, so there are a ton of things you can get but it honestly depends on how much you're looking to spend and what your friend already has in regards to fountain pens. It also helps to know what things they'll be writing - someone who wants to write a handwritten letter to a pen pal will be looking for something different than a chainsmoking author who just needs to finish editing their latest draft before the deadline; who will be looking for something different than a professor who wants to write a syllabus and print out some tests.

  • ~$25 Alphasmart Neo / Alphasmart Neo 2. This is what you get for a serious writer - someone working on finishing their manifesto in the woods kind of writer. This is the ultimate no-nonsense writing tool. This thing will probably be around longer than any of us. It's not made any more, but it's a tank. It takes 3 (either AA or AAA, I can't remember) batteries and then lives for a year of constant use. It has no distractions. You just type on a keyboard that's better than any laptop I've used and only slightly worse that the average mechanical keyboard that I've used. You can do basic editing, but it's meant for word-vomit. When you're done, you hook it up to a computer and either transfer the files directly, or you can just hit a key and have the thing type all the words you've typed into an open word document.

  • ~$50 Fountain pen tuning and cleaning set get this for someone who has a lot of fountain pens, or has a few that they're disatisfied with. This is one of the better "gift" gifts... because it sucks to spend this much on supplies (as you can get something fun like a pen or ink with the money) but it will make your whole collection better. As a gift giver, you won't ever get the "wrong" pen - something they don't like but feel obligated to use since it was a gift.

  • ~$10-50 Starter durable fountain pens: Pilot Metropolitan, Lamy Al Star, Jinhao x750 with a Goulet Nib, Wing Sung 601. This is what you get for a friend that doesn't have a fountain pen and really hasn't heard much about them. If they're a good friend you can pick up some paper and/or a bottle of ink (see below). These aren't super durable, but they'll last several lifetimes if well taken care of. Most of these come with ink cartridges, although the Wing Sung and the Jinhao don't. Also the Wing Sung and the Jinhao will take a bit of time to ship, if ordered from Ebay.

  • ~$10-20 Fountain pen ink. Get this for someone who has 1 or more fountain pens (or if you also purchased a fountain pen). Noodler's Black is waterproof and tamper-resistant. You sign checks with it. You write in the rain with it. It's about as "BIFL" of an ink you can get. It comes in a utilitarian bottle that's filled to the brim with the stuff. Waterman Blue is a highly consistant ink. Fountain pen users and experts alike use it for diagnosing problems with their pens. It's a well-behaved ink and it won't ever cause you trouble. It's also not in the least bit waterproof. (There are also hundreds more inks, but Noodler's black and Waterman Blue are two that everyone should have in their collection).

  • ~$10 Rhodia dot pad notebook or Tomoe River looseleaf paper - these are the quintessential fountain pen friendly papers. They're high quality. Get the dot pad for someone who's going to be doing a lot of writing for themselves - notes in meetings, grocery lists, etc. Get the Tomoe River if they're really into fountain pens or if they want something for correspondence.

  • ~$13 HP 32 Lb Premium Laser Paper is cheaper per-page than the rhodia or the tomoe river paper. It's good for printers. It's thick. It's fountain pen friendly. It's what you print out your syllabus on. It's what you print out a resume on (unless you want to try to impress the company with resume specific paper). It's durable. It's a whole hell of a lot better than copy paper.

  • ~50-100 Staples Arc Notebook System. This is what you get for someone who thinks they know what awesome notebooks are, and who needs a way to organize their writing. It's an awesome notebook system - it combines the convenience and wrap-around nature of a spiral bound notebook with the addition-capability of a 3 ring binder, with the luxury of a leather-bound journal. The hole punch is $50 by itself, but it's super high quality and then you can put whatever paper you have (tomoe river, rhodia, etc.) into the Arc Notebook. A faux-leather bound notebook is ~$20 but they're super durable (survived all of college without any visible wear), professional looking, and customizable. They lay flat on the table, they wrap-around, they're just awesome for writing.

  • ~$100-200 Karas Kustoms Ink The ULTIMATE BIFL fountain pen. This thing will outlive the species. Get this for someone who breaks everything but wants truly bifl stuff. Everything is modular and swappable (the nib, if damaged, is only $15 to replace and you can buy extras to swap them out). You can get it in aluminum with colors, aluminum without color, or brass. People throw these across parking lots and club baby seals with them. They're machined out of a solid bar of metal. I destroyed 3 supposedly "bifl" fountain pens that I was trying to EDC before I found this one - trust me it goes through the ringer but nothing phases it at all. You can bend the clip 90 degrees, just take an allen wrench, unscrew the bolts that hold the clip in place, bend it back, screw it back in, and now it works fine.

  • ~$100-200 Lamy 2000 or Pilot Vanishing Point. The Lamy 2000 is one of the best writing fountain pens I own. The Pilot Vanishing Point is one of the most convenient fountain pens ever (it's clicky) - it also writes well. Both are pretty durable, but I've broken a vanishing point (the clip can be kind of flimsy) and I don't expect I'll break my Lamy 2000.

  • ~$80 Unicomp or Model M Keyboard this thing is almost as tanky as the Karas Kustoms Ink. It's the ultimate writer's keyboard. Just don't let them use it around irritable coworkers as it is pretty loud. It's a pleasure to write on.
u/polypeptide147 · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

I can speak from experience. It is great for fountain pens, and it looks like it has a $2 coupon right now on Amazon.

Here is me using Emerald of Chivor on it (was originally for my friend Sunnie, just in case you get confused why it says Sunnie on it).

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u/asciiaardvark · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot's mediums are a bit finer than western, and Pilot pens tend to run dry - so you might be okay. If not, you could also try different inks.

For inexpensive notebooks, I'm a fan of Black n' Red, or you could 3-hole-punch some laserjet paper

u/Redbaronz360 · 2 pointsr/typography

An oblique nib holder, coupled with a flexible nib, with an ink to dip in (india ink is thick and good for dip pens, though any ink could work if cared for).

It is difficult to get used to, but very fun to try.

Then try something along these lines for paper...

Print that only HP 32lb laser paper...

And you are looking at a grand total of ~$25.00.

Granted this is a calligraphy nib holder and its VERY different than a fountain pen, and requires that you practice a LOT.

A good video on YT of this technique:


u/kayosh · 2 pointsr/Calligraphy

I just bought this paper suggested by other calligraphers:

I believe they sell at Staples and Office Depot as well.

I have Canson Pro Layout paper and love it but I realize I go through it far too quickly.

u/eviltwinn2 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

This paper sounds like what you are looking for.

Before I bought my first fountain pen, I bought this paper to make some disc bound notebooks, after seeing it recommended on a notebook making site. In the comments, people kept talking about how great it is for fountain pens. Now that I've got more fountain pens than I need, I find that this paper does a fantastic job and it shows sheen and color variation really well. It's also thick enough to deal with really wet nibs without bleeding.

u/thejadeserpent · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I got it at Staples for roughly 16 bucks for a ream (500 sheets.) They price-matched the price on Amazon.

u/anooci · 2 pointsr/PlannerAddicts

I would use any paper you can get that's 32lb. I used this stuff to print my own planner and it's very similar in feel to MAMBI's paper.

u/kheszi · 2 pointsr/printers

I would not recommend that Brother laser printer, nor the Samsung.

Instead, consider the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw. This printer currently runs $288 on Amazon with FREE shipping. This is a very good monochrome multi-function printer that will handle copying, printing, scanning and faxing. Print quality is a razor-sharp 600x600dpi, with up to an enhanced mode of 4800x600dpi, and print engine speed is a very rapid 40ppm. HP's FastRes and ProRes resolution enhancement modes are fully supported. Stick to premium quality laser paper to maintain the highest possible print quality.

The M426fdw comes with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) capable of one-pass double-sided (duplex) scanning at a true optical resolution of 1200x1200dpi. Duplex printing and scan-to-email are both supported. Scan speeds will vary, depending on the size of your originals and scan quality needed. HP rates the scan performance at up to 21ipm for color duplex scanning, up to 30ipm for color simplex (single sided) scanning, and up to 47ipm for b&w scanning (duplex & simplex).

To maintain the highest quality and enable the resolution enhancement modes, you will want to stick to high-capacity HP-branded OEM toner cartridges which cost about $160 and are good for about 9,000 pages at a cost of $0.02 cents per page. Even at the top end of your volume of 300 pages/month, a single cartridge should last you 1-1.5 years even with heavy 10% ink coverage.

Unfortunately, the smallest color laser printers that are within your budget have the highest per-page cost of around $0.20 cents per page... For a volume of just 100 pages/month, you're looking at around $20/month or $240/year in toner costs! Add in the cost of the printer, and you're up to about $590 in costs for the first year. Increase your volume to 200 pages/month, and your first year costs can easily rise to over $800...

A solid monochrome laser printer is definitely the way to go for your main printer. You can always pick up a cheap color inkjet for under $100 for color prints as needed. Most universities also have convenient places to run off high quality color laser prints when needed. Hope this helps.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Well, a solid black to begin with. The J Herbin Black they recommend is just over $9 on Amazon. For a nice shine, there's Diamine Quartz Black, which is $8 on ebay. If permanence is a concern, Sams Club sells Parker Quink for around $7.70 if you're not a member. Then maybe a sample collection from, Xfountainpen, or Goulet. If there's a color captured in a photo that you want to write with, there's Tekker Inks for custom jobs for quite cheap.

As for paper, I'd go with 32lb HP Poly or Hammermill Laser or Color Copy. Use the custom dot generator and make a PDF to print out copies (I recommend doing this with a laser printer with built in duplex for your sanity). Rhodia and Kokuyo Campus make great notebooks if you want something premade and trusted.

u/matrixknight88 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh here's an idea for mixed media. Tomoe River makes fountain pen friendly paper that is super thin, and a lot of artsy type people I know of in the community have recommended it.

Incidentally, you don't necessarily need card stock for paper to be good enough for fountain pens. You can use this HP 32 lb Premium Choice Laser paper for fountain pen friendly stuff.

I think the cheaper budget option pen is the Platinum Preppy. If you want to use it on almost any paper, you'll want it in extra fine or fine.

u/dralanmage · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Sometimes you can get HP paper on sale. I use this 32 lb paper and it's great for fountain pens. I can even use my dip pens with that stuff!

u/meatteeth · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

You can use printer paper -- you just have to use the right kind. Pick up some 32 lb LaserJet paper. This is the one that I use for both broad and pointed pen calligraphy:

u/caffeine_buzz · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I've got a pilot metro with a fine nib, which is very close to Lamy extra fine, and there's no bleeding or feathering on regular notebook paper. What I do notice, however, is that notebook paper will give a little more feedback, especially on a finer nib. Some people don't mind it and some do. I don't think it's that bad.

I also use HP Premium32 32lb Paper, which is like Rhodia paper in that it's super thick, gives slightly less feedback, and doesn't bleed, but it's not necessary unless you hate the feedback regular paper will give you.

u/Rayleigh-Blue · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I'll throw in that I use and love HP 32lbs Laserjet Premium paper. It's really thick and FP friendly. It also makes a great presentation. The next ream I buy will probably be the next step lighter which I think is 24lbs. The 32lbs is just barely too thick to use as looseleaf for me.

u/stustu · 1 pointr/papercraft

I recommend HP Paper, Premium Choice Laserjet... I use it for calligraphy and papercraft it's very nice and not too thick

u/lirx · 1 pointr/fountainpens

do you have a link? is what I got...

EDIT: oh just realized I'm misunderstanding. You're saying that because it's cheap it shouldn't show qualities like shading? Its just weird because so many reviews mention that they DID see good shading so ?

u/MaximsDecimsMeridius · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

what printer paper to print pointed pen practice sheets on?

im currently looking at HP Paper, Premium Choice Laserjet Paper Poly Wrap, 32lb or georgia pacific spectrum premium

u/rbanerjee · 1 pointr/bookbinding

You can also try HP 32 lb paper.

I've made at least one notebook with it and it works great with fountain pens!

u/Jboooo · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Is this the correct paper?

u/davecheng · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Aww, thanks!

To write as consistently as in this example, I have to go really slow. It takes about 15 minutes to fill one side of double-spaced A4 5mm dot paper. I just wrote out a page and timed myself to be around 10 words/min. My chickenscratch "non-presentation" cursive is probably double that in speed, but nowhere near as nice.

For a comparison, my block caps style has 30+ years of practice and muscle memory. I can write like this at over 30 words/min without it turning into an inconsistent mess.

I have been at it practicing my cursive every day for the last 8 months. I've made a lot of progress in terms of the aesthetics, but speed and muscle memory can only come with practice.

You make a good point with using copy paper. I've had good experiences with 32lb/120gsm HP Premium Choice Laserjet Paper. A ream of the stuff looks to be CA$26 (Staples) or for you lucky buggers in the U.S. only US$6 (Amazon). Photocopy or print a 5mm dot grid or whatever you want onto it for practice. It's definitely going to be a lot more economical than burning through Rhodia pads!

u/ShakesBaer · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Bam. It's heavy, bright white, ghost/bleed resistant and best of all cheap.

u/holatuwol · 1 pointr/Pen_Swap

I think it's because you can often buy paper on sale.

For not terrible paper on a budget, I've heard that people use HP Premium32 or similar laser jet paper, which might be cheaper in a retail store during a sale than anywhere else.

For nice paper on a budget, you can download the Michael's mobile app. Wait until a nice discount shows up (40% or 50%) and you can pick up a No°16 dot grid pad containing 80 pages for $3 plus tax. Way cheaper than you'd get it most anywhere else.

For splurges, JetPens is based in San Jose, so you should get super fast shipping to Berkeley. You can add Tomoe River to an order to push yourself over the free shipping threshold, and get something nice for sheening inks.

If you have a strong sense of self-control, look up calligraphy shops or pen shops in San Francisco, and ask the staff there for advice, too.

u/skyegoneme · 1 pointr/Philippines

Hi! Do you know if this paper is being sold here? And where? Thanks!

u/sudocoffee · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I use a ClipBook clipboard and David Seah's Emergent Task Planner printed on HP Premium Choice 32lb paper for my daily task planning and notes. I generally keep some dot grid printed on the same paper for more detailed notes. For weekly and long term planning, I alternate between Wunderlist and Google Calendar.

u/bit101 · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I got this It seems decent, though I haven't used it extensively yet.

u/Poet1959 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I feel like that a lot but my planner helps me stay focused and productive. I could use this printer paper (on my planner list) to help me keep my planner relevant and up to date with printables that will help me focus on tasks at hand especially at my internship site since we have so many things to do.

I hope you get back to being productive and thanks for the contest.

u/Zed · 0 pointsr/Pen_Swap

That paper is good and sometimes is on sale for under $10. (I've seen as low as $6.12 as an add-on item.)

u/KiltedMan · 0 pointsr/fountainpens

And an Amazon purchase link here.

u/Thinkinaboutu · -1 pointsr/fountainpens

It's actually much cheaper then that. It is currently $9.18 on Amazon , but it went as low as $6.12 last week