I got this pad about a 9 months ago. it has 30 sheets, the first 10 have a cream tint, the second 10 have blue/grey tint, and the last 10 have a yellow tint. I do a range of calligraphy styles, predominantly copperplate with the famous Joseph Gillot 303, but also many other nibs including Joseph Gillot 1950, Brause 6EF and Brause 691 and a few others. I also use standard calligraphy nibs such as the Rotring Artpen, and Willilam Morris nibs, Leonardt nibs and Arabic calligraphy reed pens and Chinese calligraphy brushes.
I use a wide range of inks, from fairly regular, thin Cross, Lamy and Sheaffer Skrip fountain pen inks through to much thicker special calligraphy (gouache style) inks from Winsor & Newton and of course sumi-e inks for brush calligraphy.
If you've ever tried to do copperplate calligraphy on laser printer paper or random scaps of paper you'll know that there's a problem with "bleed", i.e. you do a lovely stroke, but the ink then spreads around your stroke to turn it into a blob. The science behind this is a bit complicated, but it's to do with the balance between how the ink sits on the surface of the paper compared to how it's absorbed. For paper manufacturers this is a very difficult balancing act. If the paper is too absorbent you'll need to refresh your ink every second letter and there's a higher risk of bleed. If it's not absorbent enough then the ink will sit on the surface of the paper and give you uneven or heavy strokes.
So, when I first started using this paper I tried it out on all my different nibs, brushes and inks. It wasn't perfect, but it was definitely 5 star. I was very pleased. However, I was really surprised to find that after I'd finished the first 10 (cream) sheets, the second 10 (blue/grey) sheets were not only a different colour, but also had different absorption qualities. There was a horrible amount of ink bleed with the thinner inks (e.g. Sheaffer Skrip, Cross). I tried a few more pages of the blue/grey paper and found that some led to ink bleed, but most did not. There was a bit of ink bleed even with the thicker inks, but not too noticeable.
I have not yet tried the last (yellow) 10 sheets, but it is clear that the quality is not consistent in this pad.
I would guess that you have about 5-10% chance of getting a bad sheet among the 30 sheets in this pad. You'll notice straight away if you've got a bad sheet, so it's not as though you'll get half way through a page and it will suddenly start to bleed. It's a bit annoying, particularly if you use thin inks. If you only use thicker inks then you might not ever notice.
Overall, I would buy this pad again.
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