Sometimes, when a piece of paper doesn’t absorb all the ink you try to lay down, that doesn’t mean it’s not fountain pen friendly. The paper in our Journal 21, for example, is modeled after old ledger paper. The goal is to be thin and strong, with no feathering or bleed through. Frustrated by how long it takes your ink to dry? The solution is simple: blotting paper.
I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t tried this old technique — I usually just wait till things dry — but I’ve always been curious about it. I love the looks of those antique ink blotters, and have been thinking about getting one… even if it does threaten to add to the clutter on my desk!
Do you use an ink blotter?