[Zosslist] journals/covers

Rick Propas rickpropas at comcast.net
Fri Jun 30 00:39:04 EEST 2017

Ahhh, If we're endorsing covers, I gotta put in a plug for my favorite, 
from Oberon Design <https://www.oberondesign.com> of Santa Rosa, 
California. I've had mine for about twenty years and it's just getting 
to be really cool and broken in looking.

You can find an image at our new facebook page 

On 6/29/17 2:25 PM, Mark (Zoss) wrote:
> 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.)
> Regards,
> Mark
> .
> *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
> Herb,
> 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.
> Rick
> 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 <mailto:99colorado at gmail.com>
>     On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:15 AM, Samuel Highsmith <arpenguy at me.com
>     <mailto:arpenguy at me.com>> wrote:
>     Sam Highsmith
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