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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share my newest find with you. The holy grail of cheap practice paper! So far, I've been practicing on HP Color Laserjet paper as recommended by Erica, but now I found something even better. It's see-through (60gsm), no feathering or bleeding and half the price of the HP paper.
It's called Clairefontaine Smart Print Paper and is available in 50-80gsm, the 50gsm is 6/500 pages. It's not as smooth as the HP paper, but I like a little tooth.

Try it, I'm serious. It's so good.

For those of you who speak German, I postet a review on my blog: http://www.tintenfuchs.net/tintenfuchs-papiertest-5/
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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 03:22:29 AM »
+1

Brilliant paper. I use the 50gsm variety myself. Highly recommended!
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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 09:53:27 AM »
Thank you! I will look out for this next time I'm on a spend.

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 10:52:24 AM »
Ooo, I need to find this somewhere in the US. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 11:51:54 AM »
Thank you! I'm on the lookout!  ;D
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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 12:50:29 PM »
My search for a US source has turned up fruitless!  If anyone comes across any... I'm all ears ;)

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 01:32:10 AM »
Thanks for sharing @tintenfuchs. Just checked not available in India :(

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 01:55:52 PM »
I think John Neal is selling this now.

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 02:52:26 PM »
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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 07:01:32 PM »
I was wrong.  John Neal is selling PA37. Clairfontaine Color Copy Pack 8.25"x11.75"
Clairefontaine Color Copy Pack.
Extra smooth surface. Acid Free. Pack of 100 sheets.

$12.00 for 100 sheets

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 10:23:44 AM »
@JohnNealBooks Any chance you will carry this?  ;)
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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2016, 01:23:58 PM »
@Erica McPhee I will contact the USA distributor...but since it would ship from Europe the price might not be as low as it is found in Europe.  I will let you know when I have some news.
Cheers, Michael

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2016, 05:15:55 PM »
Excellent! Thanks Michael!  ;D
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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2016, 03:47:15 PM »
Amazon UK sells the 80g (2000sheets for 28) so i bought that. They should last me for quite a while considering that i shall be writing on both sides.  :)

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Re: Found: Holy Grail of Practice Paper. Cheap, see-through, bleedproof
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2016, 07:23:06 PM »
I'm looking for this paper but can't find in the USA...Any stores carry?
The paper that I really love for ink is Canson Pro layout but is so expensive...
Monica in Pennsylvania