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Favorite Practice Paper
« on: January 08, 2014, 01:50:46 AM »
Just wanted to put this here in case you aren't watching the tutorials but wondered!  :D

HP Premium Choice Laser ($17/500 sheets)

I also like

HP Bright White Inkjet ($12/500 sheets) - Not quite as smooth but seems to work fine without snagging or skips.

Would like to hear if other's enjoy any others!
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 05:15:40 AM »
Rhodia dot pads for practice! :)

In the Philippines, I buy Bevania white paper for drafts.
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 04:22:49 PM »
In France (and almost Europe) there is no "HP Office Premium Laser" paper (because of paper format that don't mach). I tried to find something similar and ended on Clairefontaine DCP Laser 100g for my everyday practice. It's not expensive, really white, and has a good quality. I just ordered some "Clairefontaine  DCP 135g" and "Clairefontaine Clairalfa 120g" to see if there is a change. Will tell you as soon as I test them! ;)

PS: this is a humble advice from a beginner, you may have better suggests ;)
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 02:17:33 AM »
I hear Clairefontaine paper is amazing. But it's hard to come by in Vancouver ;D

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 10:46:59 PM »
Thank you for sharing that Vince! I had no idea HP paper wasn't available in other countries (how narrow minded of me!). I appreciate you sharing your favorites!   :D
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 08:41:23 AM »
I'm on a other forum fountain pen lovers here in france www.stylo-plume.org... by the way, lot of members are in love with calligraphy, and I've done some advertising about the flourish forum, so, I think some new members will join us  ;)
For most of them the best paper to test is RHODIA... And indeed, when I Started, with my teacher, I used Rhodias pads - great !!

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 08:56:51 AM »
Thanks for the good word, Nora!  :)
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 03:56:47 AM »
I just ordered some "Clairefontaine  DCP 135g" and "Clairefontaine Clairalfa 120g" to see if there is a change. Will tell you as soon as I test them! ;)
Hey Vince, did you ever get to test those papers?
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 05:44:06 AM »
 I would recommend Canson XL Marker, 70 gr: good for tracing but also good to use with ink.





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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 10:54:52 AM »
Hi Deletras!
Welcome to the Forum! 
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 12:22:16 AM »
I tried to find something similar and ended on Clairefontaine DCP Laser 100g for my everyday practice. It's not expensive, really white, and has a good quality. I just ordered some "Clairefontaine  DCP 135g" and "Clairefontaine Clairalfa 120g" to see if there is a change. Will tell you as soon as I test them! ;)

I bought the Clairefontaine DCP 120g paper and I'm not happy. It is very smoothy and has a good quality. But the ink runs (Lamy, Higgins, Pelikan). Not much, but you see it.
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 12:31:35 AM »
I purchased some Georgia-Pacific paper,  Weight 28 bright 97, ink jet and laser paper. Does not work so well. I am on the look out for some of the HP paper. So its not my favorite, i am forced to use Borden & Riley pure rag marker paper, it was recommended by local calligraphy teacher. Not cheap I hate using it for practice.  :-[

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 01:04:31 AM »
This is the best practice paper.  It takes ink beautifully.
And it's so reasonably priced.  I love it!

http://www.officedepot.com/mb/skupage.do?skuid=271501
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 01:12:24 AM »
Thats what I have on my list. I will try office depot first.

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 03:29:29 PM »
I also like the HP laserjet and inkjet papers.  Staples carries it around me.