|A Midori Kraft Refill notebook (left) and a 2012 Trip Traveler's Notebook (right) in a Midori Traveler's Notebook.|
Made in Japan
Size: 4.5" x 8.5"
Sheet Count: 64 pages
Where to buy: Rësor Shop
The Kraft Paper refill for the Midori Traveler's Notebook looks quite simple. It has a plain brown kraft cover with a lighter binding that wraps around the front and back cover. Inside, the kraft paper is a medium brown. Not a whole lot to describe here!
PERFORMANCE & FEEL
I love the feel of kraft paper - it's like a thinner brown paper bag. It instantly makes me feel creative and clever (I have no idea why). It is somewhat textured, but not like rough card stock, and it's just fun to do things like flip the pages and imagine what you want to do to it. Does that sound weird? ... Certainly. But that's what you are supposed to do with it. Imagine all the things you want to do to it.
The things I wanted to do to it was test it with fountain pens, because that's what Stephen suggested I do with it. The paper does not seem to be coated so I expected relatively normal drying times. I was also hoping for low feathering. Fine nibs and dry inks perform quite well - they dry between 10 - 20 seconds and don't smudge thereafter. They do not bleed or show through the page. They definitely do not feather on the page. Medium to broad nibs and wetter inks dry between 30 - 60 seconds. Very, very wet inks may smudge but this is not unusual.
|Look closely at the Waterman 52 writing - see that wicked sheen? You can also see the feathering I'm referring to in the scribble of this ink sample on the left.|
- Instantly makes you creative and cool.
- Kraft paper is fun to use for many purposes.
- Paper can tolerate gel pens, pencils, ball points, and fountain pens.
- Almost completely fountain pen friendly paper.
- No bleed through.
- Very minimal show through.
- Inks present their sheen.
- Some inks will present their outlines.
|Uhhh.... there is an error in this quote somewhere. Also, I was still practicing at this point so forgive the hideousness, please.|
- Close to the binding on the inside of some pages, wet nibs may feather.
If you have a Midori Traveler's Notebook, I would suggest you get a Kraft Paper refill - whether you want to scrapbook, doodle, scribble, or practice your calligraphy. In fact, even if you don't have one, you can enjoy this refill because it's still enjoyable. It's really cool paper to use and it tolerates fountain pens very well - bringing out some of the best qualities of ink! You may experience the occasional feathering, but it's kraft paper - it's part of the fun anyway.
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