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Offline Brad franklin

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2014, 05:00:49 PM »
I purchused the HP paper today at office depot. so far so good. no more wasting my good paper.

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2014, 07:39:46 PM »
Oh good!  I'm glad it helped.
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2014, 11:32:46 PM »
Hi! I like HP Premium Choice Laser paper. It is expensive in terms of printing paper but inexpensive for calligraphy work.  ;D I use walnut ink, McCaffrey's iron gall ink, or sumi ink and it does not bleed and glides on the paper. Some have found Higgins Eternal bleeds on it.

I hope that helps!  :)

http://www.amazon.com/HP-11310-0-Premium-Choice-Laserjet/dp/B000099O2W
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 04:20:18 AM »
I need to try some of these inks. So far my higgins eternal has not bled, i said not yet. At 500 sheets that should last me a couple of weeks at least.  Thank all ya'll for the suggestion.

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 10:28:32 PM »
My all time favorite practice paper is Canson Pro Layout Marker paper, it's smooth, smooth, smooth!  You can buy two sizes both in pads of 50 sheets.  I've tried many practice pads & always go back to this one.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/canson-pro-layout-marker-paper/ 
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2014, 12:30:15 AM »
I second that Marcia.  :) However, for general practice, I have to stick with the HP. At the rate I go through it (about a ream every two weeks), it would cost me $175/month vs. $36.
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2014, 12:53:50 AM »
You go threw 50 sheets every 2 weeks. Jeez i have to start practicing more haha

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2014, 10:52:26 AM »
I think I found the HP paper, it's called differently here. Erica, is the 100g one okay too? Can you see guide sheets through the 120g one?

Looks the same, right? http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B000SHUCIU/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p229_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1Q405Z6ANHGA55K6WB1A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455353807&pf_rd_i=301128

I use about 100 sheets of practice paper a month, so I really gotta start looking for cheaper alternatives :D
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 11:11:05 AM »
It does look the exact same.  I can't see guide lines very well through mine, but you can print guide lines directly onto the paper. It's great for just practicing.  Or use a light pad.
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2014, 12:41:52 PM »
Brad, I go through about 250 sheets a week!

Yes, Natascha, that looks the same. I use the 120g one and can seeing through it with a light box but not without it.

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2014, 01:57:46 AM »
Erica speaking of this paper I love it. But sometimes my nib a Japanese tach g will.pick up fibers in the paper and then bleed all over it. Normal? Also I have noticed that ink pooling up on the back that I mentioned earlier. Onlyhappens with these nibs. No matter what ink I am using. All of them even the new ones. Different nibs no problem. Think maybe they are cheap nibs. I dont won't you to talk bad about some company of course but I'm am trying to CSI a problem. Thoughts beside use different nibs. Don't worry that's coming. 

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2014, 12:17:13 PM »
LOL! I look forward to more thoughts!  ;D

I haven't used the Tach nibs yet. I just placed a big order with all the different varieties so I will let you know when I try them out. I have used that paper for years with the Nikko G and Hiro 41 and the only time it snags with those is when the nib is done.  :D
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2014, 03:39:12 PM »
I really want to buy the hp paper because I too go through a lot of paper but my problem is I don't have a light box and cant afford on just yet. What to do?
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2014, 07:48:53 PM »
I paid 38 dollars for mine at Hobby Lobby after the 40 percent coupon. Thought about those crayola light boxes there relitivly inexpensive. I think you can make your own if your crafty. I could not.

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2014, 04:20:47 AM »
I really want to buy the hp paper because I too go through a lot of paper but my problem is I don't have a light box and cant afford on just yet. What to do?
Print or draw the guidelines on the paper.
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