[Zosslist] journals/covers

Mark (Zoss) markh at marketfire.com
Fri Jun 30 00:25:19 EEST 2017

As to paper – the European journals/notebooks/spirals (Clairfontaine, etc..) seem to work well with fp. Japanese are generally very good – I’m currently using a Midori A5 size book for everyday management. 


I’ve found just about anything sold by Jetpens to be fine, they seem to care about fountain pen friendly paper. 


You can search on Amazon, and anything that has any sales volume will either have ratings or answered questions about this exact question – it always comes up.


As to longevity, especially of the cover – that’s a different question. My suggestion is to spend the money for a great cover. My recommendation is Gfeller Casemakers (http://www.gfeller.us/). Not cheap, but I think they will last forever. Their main/original business is cases, holsters, etc. for geologists in the field – tough stuff.


They have a variety of sizes to fit standard books, or they can do a custom version. 


(An interesting note – they first got the suggestion and design help to do this for Moleskine books from Paul Saffo, a noted Futurist, and also an occasional member of our pen club – the PPPC.)








From: zosslist-bounces at zosspens.com [mailto:zosslist-bounces at zosspens.com] On Behalf Of Rick Propas
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 2:02 PM
To: Herb Feinzig; zosslist at zosspens.com
Subject: Re: [Zosslist] Test



I have kept a journal for almost twenty years now and it is pretty much hit and miss (at least for me) regarding journals and fountain pens. My rule of thumb is European origins, yes; Asia or the US, not so much.


On 6/29/17 10:37 AM, Herb Feinzig wrote:

Dear guys:


Can you recommend a notebook that has paper that will not bleed if I use a fountain pen to write in it?

I have two Clairefontaine notebooks but the covers are poor cardboard, not suitable for a journal.  

Keeping a journal is a new endeavor for me, one that my travels and retirement makes more interesting.

I love fountain pens, now using vintage Parker and Waterman pens.

Thanks, any help is appreciated.


I have been collecting pens since the  mid-80's, though have not as much now that I live in a small town in Colorado and am retired.  Used to be back east, so attending shows and traveling  to meet folks was easier.

Still, love fountain pens as I said.  Oops, forgot that I have some Esterbrooks that remind me of Junior High and High School.

Long time ago.


All the  best;


Herb Feinzig

99colorado at gmail.com


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