P2011. Yamamoto Fountain Pen Friendly Paper Collection.
This sample book includes an assortment of 16 types of paper recommended for use with fountain pens. Youll find no bleeding, feathering, or long dry times with any of these papers. Find your new favorite! Includes 5 sheets each of the following papers:
- THIN PAPER
- SanzenTomoe River S
- Cosmo Air Light
- Kin Kaku Den Super White
- YAMAMOTO BANK TAKASAGO premium
- Bank paper
- Champion copy
- Typewriter paper
- Air mail bond white
- Light Force
- Smooth Onion Skin supports Alcohol Inks
- Half Tone Color White
- Slight White
- Sun Sun Kent
I was leery of spending $40 for 16 5-page samples of paper, especially in light of the fact that so, so many papers I’ve tried have failed the “fountain pen test.” But I took a chance, and don’t fear! These papers are incredibly good, especially if you’re worried about ink bleeding and spreading. Every ink I tried came out sharp, with zero spread. I don’t yet know about the lightfastness. Some slick ones do blur if you accidentally smear before ink is completely dry, but that’s a given. To date I’ve sampled 12 of the 16 papers, and every one of them rates from “very good” to “excellent” to “awesome”. I notated on the front cover my opinions; the worst I could say was “tape does not stick to” on a couple papers. Now my problem is obtaining several of these individual papers so that I may use them for more projects. ?
I have been using my collection of Yamamoto sample paper for about two years. At first I evaluated the heavier weights of paper for use in color inkjet work and laser printing. I rated each group of papers I tested using the cover of the Yamamoto paper. All 18 selections are listed on the heavy cover and this is an excellent way to score the paper as I used each group. Additionally, I made made notes on the individual cover sheets of each sections. Most recently I have gone back to the packet to find paper that is suited for hand written correspondence using fountain pens. In two years, I have not finished using the paper (80 sheets) but I have used all five sheets in some of the categories. The history of the papers and the folks who designed each one is fascinating.