A Single Moleskine Grievance

 Dolly at the "Journal Addict" has a problem:

"On watercolour moleskine, the ink is absorbed in the texture of the pages. On that one, it’s understandable and I am not very bothered.

On sketchbook, the pages are too smooth for the ink to stay properly.

On regular – both plain and ruled moleskine, pages are too thin, so while the fountain pens work, you can see the impression on the back of the page, which sucks because I write on both sides of a page."

Read her full post.

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5 Responses to A Single Moleskine Grievance

  1. LM says:

    What size fountain pen nib are you using on the regular paper? I’ve found that the finer the nib is, the better. It leaves less of an impression. As far as inks go, I like Private Reserve. It feathers a bit on occasion but works well for me on the regular Moleskine paper, even the darker shades.

  2. Aaron says:

    I haven’t had any problems with a Lamy Safari EF and Noodlers BP Black!

  3. Harry Dean says:

    Have you tried Pilot Precise V5’s or the Sharpie Pen?

  4. Crosius says:

    Pelikan Brilliant Black ink running in a Pelikan M200 with a fine tip doesn’t bleed through or feather either.

    It can smudge if you close the Moleskine right away, so wait a second or two after you’ve finished (I find the time it takes to close the pen is long enough).

  5. Jimbo says:

    Just go have your nibs adjusted so that it’s a bit dryer. problem solved. The problem you have with bleed is that your nibs write too wet.

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