31 - Fountain Pen Paper

October 26, 2018

What is fountain pen friendly paper? Why do we need it? What does it mean when a paper is "acid-free"? We tackle the most overlooked item in the pen-ink-paper triumvirate with this primer and introduction to papers generic and premium. 


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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne).




00:42—What We Are Writing With


Sharyn: Pilot VP Crimson Sunrise B Architect

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise Stubbed Nose Cursive Italic

Diana: Parker Jotter BP




Melbourne Pen Show 2018

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See


04:35—Why do we need special paper for fountain pens?




Midori MD - Bookbinders Online


Musubi Diaries

Goulet Notebooks with Tomoe River - The Goulet Pen Co

Taroko Enigma A5 - Taroko Shop

Nanami Seven Seas

Hippo Noto

Choosing the right paper - National Archives of Australia

What is archival paper? - Making a Mark

Original Crown Mill 100% Cotton A4 Writing Pad - Milligram

Fuji Xerox Professional 80gsm Copy Paper - Officeworks

Reflex Ultra White 80gsm Copy Paper - Officeworks

J Burrows 80gsm Premium Copy Paper - Officeworks

Mac Classic - Notes and Queries

Bohemia Paper

Captain Cat Cards

Bespoke Letterpress

Rifle Paper Co.

Stalogy Sticky Notes - JetPens

Midori TN Sticky Notes - Milligram

Post-it Super Sticky Notes - Officeworks

Muji Loose-Leaf

Episode 25 - Top Pen & Stationery Retailers

Dymocks Stationery Sydney CBD


Art on King Studios

Bookbinders Online


Desk Bandit


Life Kappan Notebook A5 - Milligram

Stalogy 365Days - JetPens

Apica Notebooks - Bookbinders Online

Clairefontaine Triomphe - The Goulet Pen Co

Fabriano Traccia

Conqueror Laid Paper - Hunt Office

Strathmore Premium Cambric (formerly Beckett Cambric) - Lava Stationery




Garlic dip

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Buy a bandanna for National Bandanna Day

Sebastian in his Flamingo Bandanna


1:00:29—Thanks and Credits


Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.