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Offline Erica McPhee

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #240 on: December 10, 2017, 10:02:04 AM »
Ooh -- thanks for the link! I am going to try that!
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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #241 on: April 20, 2018, 02:33:16 AM »
A bit pointless me recommending this as such, but I just have to share with folk who will appreciate...

At the weekend I had to pick up what is left of my dad's old stuff from his house as it is being sold (He died ten years ago and my stepmother is going into a care home, so I got the call and had to go to pick up everything that kind relatives packed up ready for me).  When I got it home, amongst the bits and pieces... a 1980s' electric typewriter, with spare ribbons, etc and a whole massive bag of 1970s/80s typing paper, including some Woolworth's 'Typing Paper' ad 'Victor Typing Bond'.  Am finding it extremely ink pen friendly for both FPs and dip pens!  Maybe because in the 70s there still were lots of people using ink..? 

As it's thin, it's perfect practice paper.  No feathering at all and very easy to see guidelines through.  I am determined to use it all!

I am guessing that as typing paper was often lightweight, it may be a bit different to many modern copier papers?  Totally wasn't expecting to find this amongst dad's stuff. But I will use it, as it will save my Rhodia and Clairefontaine and it is perfect for practice that only I will ever see.

Interesting, I saw some typewriter paper in a store recently, it may have changed, but it might be worth a shot.