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When I want notepads, I go and buy a ream of Hammermill's JetPrint paper...not the laser paper, just the regular ink jet paper.  It's a 106+ brightness, 24 lb. paper, and I've never had a problem with it.  It never feathers, never bleeds, and is the whitest paper I've ever used (I use it in my printer as well...it's that good).  I take a ream to the local print shop downtown, have them cut it in half, and pad it into pads of either 50 or 100 sheets a piece.  Definitely well worth the extra effort, that's for sure...hope this helps someone out :)

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I've heard of this from more than one person, the printer paper issue.  I'll have to look into some of that.  The paper in my printer is crap.  For my snails and such, I use Rhodia paper.  It does a fine job.



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Hammermill is great stuff. I like the 20 lb gold fiber loose leaf sheets myself. In the printer I use walmart stock Gerogia Pacific 88 brightness 20 lb stock papaer. it's not too bad on fp's.

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I have a ream of Hammermill Copy Plus that's 203/92 brightness, that my wife got on sale months ago, haven't tried it yet.
Seeing the time-stamp of this thread, it may be some new inventory not available back in 2007.
It's hard to find an inexpensive copy paper that likes fountain pens, and my favorite filler paper [Staples loose-leaf Eco-Friendly sugarcane] has recently been discontinued.
I've received some RHODIA and Black N' Red paper to try, thanks to some very kind souls, both paper types are like writing on ... where's that comparison when needed, is almost like trying to write on oiled glass with a smooth nib & the right ink.
Seems like every time I find a good, inexpensive paper, it gets discontinued, as was my favorite copy paper or Xerox Premium InkJet with a brightness of 113+!
I'll post back my findings once I break open the new Hammermill ream, see if it makes the FP grade.


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113...do you need to wear sunglasses when you write?

I'm still using the GP from my earlier post (well not the same ream)..lol. It's not to bad at all. It's inexpensive and does a decent job.

Keep us posted. i know i'm always looking for new paper to try.

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UPDATE:
Been using the Hammermill Copy Plus for a couple of months now.
Still an excellent choice for fountain pen writing, little to no bleed and same with feathering.
Used in my Canon ip4200 Ink-Jet printer it's outstanding, other than the occasional jam when using Duplex mode in high humidity.
My printer seems to prefer #24 paper and the Copy Plus is #20, so maybe that has something to do with the occasional jam.
Still, using it for fountain pen writing it remains the least expensive and best quality paper I've used to this day.
It's hard to beat considering the high cost of Rhodia, even Black N' Red; when looking for a decent FP-friendly paper this stuff is awesome [and cheap!].

P.S.; looking at the package back it says "Print this side first for best results" and a picture showing the backside of the paper.
It does seem to make a difference when printing cover letters or pictures, but for fountain pens makes little difference other than crisper lines.
The fact it doesn't bleed through makes it ideal for two-sided writing when using a fountain pen, been doing so for some time now and it really saves on paper!

-- Edited by InkaFX on Tuesday 5th of October 2010 11:09:26 AM

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