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« on: March 27, 2009 08:25:11 PM »

I'm going to make my friend a writing journal, but what kind of paper would you recomend? She uses a mix of ball point and ink and it would be better if it didn't seep through the paper.
Something thick and smooth that I can still make into signatures.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009 09:59:33 PM »

drawing paper or the kind you use for water colour painting but you wont be able to fold as much paper into a signature as they're quite thick.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 08:39:35 PM »

I like to use Vellum Bristol, a light weight cover stock that I used when I owned a print shop. It is heavy enough to resist bleeding, absorbent and toothy enough for ink and pencil, and it is relatively inexpensive, usually under $10 a half ream (250 sheets) and comes in white and pastel colors (I like the ivory, tan and peach for caricatures) and for slightly more $$ you can get it in 11X17. The only drawback is that technical pens give a very soft line (kinda bleeds) due to the absorbency of the paper. For the same reason, you wouldnt want to use watercolors on it. I buy Vellum Bristol locally at Paper Zone, but you should find it at any store that caters to small printers. Some large paper companies will sell to individuals, but most dont want to be bothered for just a ream or so. If all else fails, you can have a print shop order it for you, but they will tack on a profit.
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