Since you are reading this blog, I’m assuming you are a fan of Clairefontaine paper, the paper that’s in Quo Vadis planners. Clairefontaine paper is specifically designed to give a wonderful writing experience. The paper comes in a variety of weights, and in white, ivory or a slight greenish tint (to be easier on the eyes).
Recently ShopWritersBloc blog did a post on why they love Clairefontaine paper. The 90 gsm paper they refer to in the post is the paper in many of the Quo Vadis planners (see the list here under Fountain Pen Friendly Planners).
All Quo Vadis planners use Clairefontaine paper, but not all use the 90 gsm paper. The day per page planners and some of the pocket size planners use thinner paper to reduce the bulk of the book. These papers are still super-smooth and delightful to write on, and work fine with thinner-nibbed fountain pens. In fact, in another post on ShopWritersBloc they detail the types of paper in the Quo Vadis pocket size planners in handy categories.
I first became
obsessed with addicted to interested in Clairefontaine paper many years ago when my sister had a Textagenda planner with the super-smooth white 64 gsm paper. I absolutely had to have one!
A few years later on a trip to Paris I bought a bunch of Clairefontaine notebooks and used them all through graduate school for class notes, thesis research and general writing. My personal favorite was, and still is the extra-white 90 gsm paper, although I enjoy all the Clairefontaine papers for their smoothness.
Habana notebooks also use super-smooth Clairefontaine paper, in a choice of white or ivory with a weight of 85 gsm. Years ago the Habanas in the US had white paper, then at one point they all switched to ivory paper. There was an outcry for a return to white paper, so now they are offered in both white and ivory.
What is your favorite paper for writing? Do you prefer white or ivory paper?