Selecting a paper for your fountain pen is like pairing a fine wine with cheese: different combinations bring out the subtleties and unique flavors of both. In the same way, finding a good paper allows you to realize the full potential of your fountain pen and ink, adding another dimension to both the pen and paper. There are many things to consider when selecting the best paper for your fountain pen. We delve into those considerations and pick out a variety of notebooks for students, working professionals, journalers, and more. Watch the video or keep reading to see an overview of our fountain pen paper recommendations.
The Kokuyo Campus High Grade MIO Paper Notebook is like an upgraded version of the typical Campus notebook. It’s a great option for writers who want paper that is even smoother than typical Campus paper.
Those who enjoy rearranging notes can consider Sarasara Loose Leaf Paper. The B5 sheets are similar in size to U.S. standard filler paper, though they can only be used with 26-hole binders.
Kobeha Graphilo also comes in slimmer A5 notebooks and loose leaf papers.
For short correspondence that is no less elegant, Original Crown Mill also creates note cards.
Tomoe River paper is one of our favorite papers for fountain pens. It’s found in plenty of other formats, including popular Hobonichi Techo planners. You can browse our full selection of Tomoe River paper products in our curated collection.
Writers who feel some trepidation about adding ninety sheets of A4 paper to their collection can consider Yamamoto Paper Testing Volumes instead. They come with three types of paper, each with twenty-five sheets, in B7, A6, and B6 sizes.
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There’s nothing quite like the feel of your fountain pen gliding over a sheet of satin smooth paper. Do you have a favorite fountain pen friendly paper? Let us know in the comments below.