On Point With GoPens #14

On Point

What kind of paper should I use with my vintage fountain pen?

You can use any paper with your fountain pen, but with copy-type papers, your ink will likely feather, and bleed through the paper. Some papers will perform better than others. If you want a pleasant, smooth writing experience, it’s best to start with papers that are known to couple well with fountain pens, such as Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Oxford, Tomoe River, or copy paper (28 – 32 lb). Papers that are smooth and coated usually feather and bleed less, though come with longer drying times. Absorbent papers dry quickly but usually feather and bleed through more.

It’s an adventure to find the papers you like best!

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