I see this referred to as "A5" size virtually everywhere, but the dimensions given in the product description are not A5, so check to make sure you'll be happy with the size. I wou... view moreld not buy this for use in an A5-sized binder, but it is great paper for jotting notes or letters. I use it frequently to compare inks.
As other reviewers have mentioned, it doesn't show off sheen or shading like Tomoe River, but it is still a very good medium for fountain pen ink. view less
This paper is a little better than Original Crown Mill which I find to be toothy on occasion. It's very similar to G Lalo vellum or Clairefontaine Triomphe. I vastly prefer Tomoe R... view moreiver but for something a bit more substantial in weight, this is nice. It feels pretty durable and could undergo some rough handling in the mail. It works well with fountain pens, of course. And one of the best features is that it has 100 sheets which is twice as many as most other pads. view less
This is an excellent paper that handles fountain pens well and is suited to use in correspondence.
As a heavy user of Tomoe River (TR) paper, I find this notepad a n... view moreice change of pace. Compared to TR, this paper is thicker and has a hint of texture but it still handles fountain pens well. It does fall short in the “sheen” department compared to TR, but so does nearly every other paper in the world.
This paper also compares favorably to Midori MD, which I find similar in many respects. Midori MD is slightly lighter (80 GSM vs. 85 GSM) and thinner, but the difference isn’t substantial. I prefer the experience of writing on Life Bank Paper and find that it handles fountain pen ink a bit better. view less
I was looking for Life stationery paper after a pen pal wrote a letter with it. It was very nice paper and different from Tomoe River. It’s similar to TR in that it is thin but not... view moresuper thin like TR 52gsm and not as thick as the 68gsm. It felt it was in between. I thought it might be this one because my penpal described it as “bank paper”.
It is not the paper I am seeking however that doesn’t take away from the fact it is a quality paper. Definitely more heavier and thicker sheets and if you are a long letter writer, you may end up sending a novella especially in this size.
Knowing this now, I’d use this for short correspondences; 2 sheets max.
I wasn’t able to understand the weight or thickness of the paper so it’s be good if it was posted on the description. view less
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