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ravkesef
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Jul 1, 2017
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When I read here about the purple tint, I looked at my books, and sure enough--it's there. I guess I thought it was one of those "easy on the eyes" things. At any rate, I have found this paper particularly easy to write on, and I have yet to encounter a single instance of the ink bleeding through to the other side, and that's always my first criterion. I have to acknowledge that the paper is somewhat toothy, and this has been my experience with a couple of Franklin-Christopher pens, a Pelikan M600, a Lamy Studio, and a Lamy 2000. Perhaps that's linked to the overall performance issues of the paper. At any rate, this is a great price, and my only issue right now is whether to order one or two drops.
Jul 1, 2017
fountainpenlady
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Jul 3, 2017
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I enjoy them. They are not like Rhodia or Clairefontaine. They are not shiny or slick to the touch. Rather instead functional, almost utilitarian in nature. They are offered by F-C described as notebooks and yet they are A5, which is journal size. My experience is they are not toothy at all. the paper is not pulp which would give a toothy effect. They are easy to write on and the unique page corners, coupled with perhaps, whatever shadowing noticed are what gives them character. They do not look like low-end journals for sure. I am glad there is no pocket in the rear which gets mundane when you continue to see it in nearly every journal. I also have a Franklin-Christoph Intrinsic 02 fountain pen and have found it to write smooth, and perfect degree of wetness. Franklin-Christoph pens, Pelikan M600, a LamyStudio, and a Lamy 2000? Far too many pens to not provide some semblance of enjoyment due to being even somewhat toothy. Perhaps time for a competent Nibmeister. An experienced Nibmeister can definitely extract whatever discomfort felt when writing. The pens owned should never be even remotely toothy and cause to not completely enjoy the array!
Jul 3, 2017
MeanEYE
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Jul 3, 2017
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This is a silly ignorance. Chances of all these pens being either misaligned and/or in a need of nibmeister as opposed to just a bad notebook is silly. Considering how many people are quoting variation in color and quality control I would not look to blame some of the most reputable pens out there.
Jul 3, 2017
ravkesef
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Jul 4, 2017
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I will not be as harsh as MeanEYE in my characterization. I did not say that I do not enjoy them. Clearly, I do, since I own several and am debating whether to order one or two drops. As to the paper being toothy, that's my opinion, and I didn't mention it in a bad way. I enjoy a paper that grips the nib in a certain way. Clearly I don't experience that with other papers, e.g., Rhodia or Clairefontaine, which, as you so correctly noted, are a bit slick to the touch, and that is what I meant when I described this paper as "toothy," so perhaps we mean the same thing. As to how many pens I own, that's really my business. If I run a close second to Stephen Brown, well, perhaps I enjoy the acquisition of fountain pens, and especially, writing with them. How many pens does anyone need? I could deliver my basic fountain pen lecture, but this isn't the place for it. Oh, and BTW, last week I added a Streseman M800 and a Cult Pens Mini. Be still, my heart! As for requiring the services of a nibmeister, well, I do employ the services of more than one, Masuyama among them. My nibs are in fine shape, thank you for your concern.
SmithRay: As to where the paper is made, I can't say. As noted, it's made from sugar cane to their proprietary formula, and so it feels a bit different than conventional papers, and that may be why I like it so much. The company is located in North Carolina, so you might phone and ask. They're quite friendly and are more than willing to discuss their products and services with you.
Jul 4, 2017
fountainpenlady
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Jul 4, 2017
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Technology entices many people with some degree of mental illness believing they too comprehend the skills needed to communicate before first comprehending what was written and they have the skill and ability to respond accordingly. Simply, stated how I felt, my opinions of why I enjoy the journals. Simply, I was saying how their paper content differs from both Rhodia and Clairefontaine. Simply, it was a suggestion that as I understood the pens you own by your own admission do not seem to be perfect, a Nibmeister skills was suggested. I did not in anyway make any affront to your pens or you.
The owning of fountain pens apparently does not lend itself to the control of one's ability to comprehend what was meant versus what you read apparently and obviously failed to actually comprehend. I don't follow Stephen Brown, he must be YOUR God of pens. He is not mine, as I have my own sense of why, what and when I collect what I enjoy. I have been doing so for many, many years no doubt before your Stephen Brown. In a few words, good for you that you follow him. Dropping names of what pens you own or purchase may do something for you, but it does not impress me one bit. As someone who owns a Marcel Proust, Medici, M800 Green Demonstrator, Omas Ogiva Alba, M800 red/black striation, for instance and other high end collectibles, what you buy has no bearing nor offers any impressions. I am a long time pen collector and this is not the forum to compare, pull out and brag about fountain pens owned. Too juvenile.
As for Franklin-Christoph I know full well they are located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This discussion has morphed into becoming beyond ridiculous. Nothing written was meant to offend and if by chance it did the ownership belongs not to me at all. Even those who profess to own fountain pens are not above suffering some ego issues owning writing instruments can not address or apparently mend in others. For instance, your inability to comprehend my responses is purely personal and nothing whatsoever to do with what was written or meant on my part. The drop has become an even better deal, I am going to go ahead and place mine before it ends. Since I own the leather notebook cover, I think having several more for when my most current one runs out in a few days would be great to anticipate. Moving on now, don't bother to follow. There is really nothing else to this discussion warranting any further communication between us.
Jul 4, 2017
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