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Offline Chris

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Good practice paper for the Pilot Parallel Pen?
« on: July 03, 2019, 08:47:33 PM »
Hi!

Does anyone have a suggestion for a practice paper that has the following qualities:

• Enough grip (fine grain) for good pen control;
• Translucid enough to see a grid underneath;
• Will not make the Pilot Parallel Pen ink bleed;
• Comes as a pad.

Thanks for everything!

Chris.
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Re: Good practice paper for the Pilot Parallel Pen?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 10:56:14 PM »
I wonder if Borden & Riley's #37 marker layout paper might work for you?  It's definitely translucent, comes in a pad, and has a slight bit of tooth (unlike Canson Marker Layout and Rhodia, which are totally smooth).  The Pilot Parallel ink does not bleed on it.

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Re: Good practice paper for the Pilot Parallel Pen?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 03:15:08 PM »
Thanks! But unfortunately, this paper is not available in Montréal, Canada.
Christian Bélanger
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