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Favorite Paper

  1. Tomoe River for writing, all sorts
  2. Rhodia lined tablets, especially the No. 16
  3. Apica 6A10 Notebook for journaling (The surface can be inconsistent.)
  4. Exacompta “Basics” Sketch Book for drawing
  5. Clairefontaine French Ruled Notebooks for practicing calligraphy
  6. Triomphe Stationery in tablets
  7. Stillman & Birn for journaling and water media
  8. Midori Traveler’s Notebooks for planners and journals in a flexible system
  9. Leuchtturm 1917 for a grid style writing journal
  10. Daycraft for gorgeous journals and diaries though they aren’t always fountain pen friendly
  11. Staples ARC Notebook System for ease of use and its very fountain pen-friendly paper

Updated October 8, 2016.

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13 comments

  1. […] After much experimentation and frustration with inferior brands of paper, I settled on a few favorites that work well with virtually any pen or ink. Sticking with the same paper adds consistency to my […]

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  2. Dear Inkophile,

    Your Blog is an excellent website; thank you. Q – have you tried a LEUCHTTURM1917 notebook?

    Regards,

    Lefty

    Canberra, Australia

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    • Thank you for the nice words. No, I haven’t tried the LEUCHTTURM1917 notebook yet. Once I get caught up on the 25 or so product reviews in the queue here, it might be a good one for Inkophile. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 🙂

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  3. […] Favorite Stationery […]

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  5. Yes. A kindred spirit! Maybe with your help (and maybe the Pen Addict?) you can solve a grand mystery. It seems Rhodia has made a turn for the worse. The “faint lavender” lines of the tried and true grid pads are now a horrendous dark, thick purple. I ordered from Vickerey and returned thinking I got a bad batch only to order from Mister Art and Alko with the same results! I double and triple checked against my remaining stock and clearly and distinctly the grid weight and color is darker and thicker. I’m trying Mnemosyne pads and whitelines for an alternative but I (and imagine others with the same experience) want my original Rhodia bac!

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    • My stock of Rhodia is old so I haven’t seen the new lines. What you describe would send me elsewhere for paper despite Rhodia being my favorite. The company is very responsive to customer feedback so do contact them directly with your concerns. Do let us know what happens. 🙂

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  6. […] Favorite Stationery […]

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  7. I have been looking for an alternative for my Moleskine notebooks (the small hard cover pocket ones) and decided to try the Muji 6mm A6 ones I found on Amazon (pack of five). I am really liking them as they seem to take the Noodler’s ink better and with minimal smudging. I just ordered a Midori/Fauxdori style cover for them from Etsy. Hope to get it by next week.

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    • Thanks for the tip. Ringed covers work especially well at my small desk so I will give those a try next time I order paper. The price is certainly reasonable for good quality paper. Esty has tons of covers. I always find too many that would be just right and never settle on just one to order. How did you do it?

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      • I did a look through over a couple of days. Found one that met my price point. I messaged the seller to see if what I have matched. She had a good assortment of sizes but I wanted to be sure. After a few exchanges, I was sold and placed an order. It took me years to build up resistance to buying everything in sight though.

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        • By the way, Muji uses recycled paper so that may be something to consider.

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          • Good to know. Recycled paper is too often unfriendly toward fountain pen ink. I’ll keep my order small for the test phase. Thanks for sharing your experience with the product. 🙂

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