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Paper issues that can crop up when writing with fountain pens Bleedthrough This is when the ink literally bleeds through the paper to the other side.
Think of a newspaper vs watercolour paper stock. Ghosting Not to be confused with bleedthrough, ghosting is when the paper is so lightweight that the ink will show through the reverse, but it has not bled through.
The best example being the excellent Tomoe River paper that due to its inherent lightness 52 gsm is prone to such aesthetic quirks. For me personally, I quite like some ghosting in certain situations. With my Hobonichi Techothe ghosting adds the interesting consequence of the ink being almost heavier than the paper.
After a few months of doodling the notebook will bulge up and, for some unknown reason, I rather like this. This is really a situation where personal bias comes into play.
Some people hate ghosting, others are indifferent and some a rare few are even partial to it. I personally would say that 80 gsm high quality paper will mitigate most ghosting unless you write with heavy pressure and nail like nibs, or super juicy double broads.
This is the one real problem that seems to be universally despised by fountain pen aficionados. Sadly, since modern paper is designed to be used with ballpoints, I find this to be a relatively common issue.
Ball points use a very thick gel-like ink and quick-drying hence the super absorbent paper is the preferred option. Fountain pen ink being super viscous by nature does not play well with such paper.
Ideally, you would want the ink the rest on top of the paper and dry mostly naturally with minimal absorption. Fountain pen friendly paper could ironically be defined as paper with specific ink resistance. What makes ideal paper for fountain pens different? So, how do paper manufacturers deal with such issues?
The primary method seems to be with weight, density of the fibres, and smoothness of the finish when it is milled. As unscientific as my explanation is — I think the denser the paper, the less likely it is to bleed through. The obvious exception to this being the appeal of laid or woven paper, but those are really aesthetic considerations.
Some people like writing on heavily textured paper due to the feedback it produces. Same can be said with paper with a high cotton content.
These considerations do not define the viability of fountain pen ink friendly paper, but rather a personal bias. The other way manufacturers create fountain pen friendly paper is through a specific finish.
The downside of papers like this is that the time it takes for your scribbles to dry will be significantly extended. Something to be aware of for those who tend to write quickly and want to turn the page pronto.
I would much prefer writing on Clairefontaine with a cheap Lamy Safari rather than mutilating my Pilot Falcon nib on cheap copier paper. What are some fountain pen friendly papers? Inexpensive in Europe at least and handles ink rather nicely. This is a UK-specific option and ridiculously cheap.
This is great stuff although the texture is super smooth — almost glassy. Some really like this, but others prefer a bit of feedback from their nibs. I love the stuff for certain application, but it does feel like you are skating on ice sometimes. Crown Mill Laid Paper:For many fountain pen users, choosing a high quality paper is just as important as choosing which pen and ink to use.
If you’ve never given much thought to the paper you write on, hopefully this article introduces a whole new dimension to your writing. For many fountain pen users, choosing a high quality paper is just as important as choosing which pen and ink to use.
If you’ve never given much thought to the paper you write on, hopefully this article introduces a whole new dimension to your writing. Fountain pen friendly paper could ironically be defined as paper with specific ink resistance.
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