Sheet Count: 200
Paper Weight: 120 gsm
Where to buy: NoteMaker
PERFORMANCE & FEEL
The paper is nice and smooth, but not shiny, glossy, or coated. At first, I found fountain pens a pleasure to use on this paper. The paper has the slightest amount of feedback, which offers a nice writing experience that isn't scratchy, but it's a nice feeling. It doesn't catch nibs either, even find ones. There was no show through, bleed through, or feathering. Inks would shade well and there was a little bit of sheen visible, although some ink colors were masked by/subdued by the color of the paper. It's possible to use both sides of the paper, which is great, once the sheet is removed from the pad.
I was really disappointed by the sketchy performance as I moved further into the pad. I don't know if it was that I was just smearing oils everywhere, or if it was the paper. I tried many different pens (and sent really ugly letters to people as a result of it).
I like the size of the paper. It's a lovely alternative to fully customized stationery. It's attractive and unique, and nice paper.
- Huge stack of paper.
- Glue-bound, easy to tear off.
- Nice alternative to customized stationery.
- Fountain pen friendly.
- Sucks up oil very easily - use something to protect the paper from oils!
- Color of paper subdues ink shading and sheens, as well as some ink colors.
- It seems the paper was hit or miss in terms of optimized fountain pen ink flow. Very confusing and since I've only used one pad, I can't really comment on the whole range, just on this one pad.
This is a cool MEGAPAD. And it's definitely a mega pad. It does well with fountain pens, once precautions are taken to protect the paper from oils. It doesn't have to be for corresponding only - it's encouraging to use because it's so nice. With other utensils (non fountain pens), there are no issues and it was less frustrating to write on.
Disclosure: I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.