Nero's Notes — paper
Posted by Scribble Monboddo on
If you like using a fountain pen, you want a surface which is fairly smooth, but not like glass, so that it's pleasant to run the nib over but offers just enough traction to draw some ink onto the page. You want ink absorption not to be too enthusiastic, so that bleeding or feathering are minimal. You want it to be sturdy enough not start wrinkling as you write on it, and you want it to be the right colour to contrast nicely with your chosen ink. Hitting all those needs at the same time turns out to be quite a big ask.