If you want to hear a fountain pen enthusiast scream, hand them a notebook with terrible paper.
If you don't have adequate paper, you will miss out on all the enjoyment of writing with a fountain pen. A common problem with ordinary notebooks is that they tend to have lighter, absorbent paper stock that turns into a messy much once liquid fountain pen ink touches it. Don't blame the notebook manufacturer - they assume that most people if they handwrite at all, write with a ballpoint pen or pencil.
For fountain pen geeks like myself, we have to be persnickety about our paper. Not just because we like to spend the extra money on expensive stationery and writing tools, but because we want our writing experience to be the best. And, believe it or not, the best paper isn't going to cost a fortune to obtain.
In this post, I share what makes a notebook great for fountain pens and give you a select list of recommendations for fountain pen-friendly paper notebooks available at Goldspot.