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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.

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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #242 on: February 27, 2021, 05:02:58 AM »
In India,
Favourite practice paper is BILT Matrix 80 Gsm premium paper, which does not smudge. Works well with many inks I have tried including walnut crystals. Light yellow colour is my favourite. Cost retail cost $4.5 for 500 sheets. Wholesale cost for 5 packets(2500 sheets) $15.5
Printing guidelines on it is very good. Paper is slightly transparent, so we can put guide sheets below also

Another favourite paper for many in India is JK Cedar 100 Gsm. Less than $5 for 500 sheets.


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Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« Reply #243 on: February 27, 2021, 06:59:50 PM »
So interesting to see different kinds of paper available all over @callmanishsoni .

In the US, Walmart is carrying a new printer called Pen + Gear, super premium bright 97, 28 lbs. It isnít as nice as the HP but it does take the pen ok. Sometimes (not always) there is a very faint feather to the ink which may be depending upon which side used. But so far it has worked well as a practice paper. It has a good tooth to it.

But I have turned more and more to pads of Rhodia. Love that paper for practice.
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