Veco Block Pads: Affordable Fountain Pen-friendly Paper

Recently, people from my Fountain Pen Facebook group have gone gaga over Veco Block pads, which are available from National Bookstore branches and Lazada. If you’re familiar with the Veco white and pastel-covered notebooks (which are available in lined, grid, sketch, and dotted variants), you’d understand why folks are excited about having another kind of paper to hoard. The available size for now is A5 (148 mm x 210 mm) with 80 gsm paper and come in various colors: yellow,…

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Takumi Spirits of Artisan notebooks by IWI x Awagami Factory

As a fountain pen user and enthusiast for quite some time, the perpetual problem (and obsession) that I have is looking for paper that is fountain pen-friendly. Although I have no choice in the user of paper in the hospital for charts and prescriptions, I still need to have fp-friendly paper for my journaling, lists, and note-taking. And like many folks who fell in the same rabbit hole like me, it’s an endless search, not because we can’t find any,…

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Pebble Stationery Co. – The Pocket Tomoe River Notebook

Like any fountain pen enthusiast, I eventually developed paper snobbery and has been on the lookout for fountain-pen friendly paper and notebooks for my writing needs. Writing, for me, is not merely a task; I write for the experience of writing. And thus, quality paper is important to me to attain and maintain that blissful writing experience. One of my problems, of recent, is finding pocket notebook refills for my Mini Kislap Notebook which I bought from Alunsina Handbound Books.…

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Nomad Sketchbook: An Affordable Luxe, Portable Art Journal

At first glance, the Nomad Sketchbook looks like a Midori Traveler’s Notebook. If you’re a paper hoarder like me, this would look familiar to you. And indeed, the basic function is the same. Like the Midori Traveler’s notebook, the leather cover provides adequate protection for your paper and the rubber bands provide ways to insert multiple paper inserts to suit your journaling/notebook needs (I can probably discuss some ways to maximize the use of your rubber bands to insert the…

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