Find your pen-friendly paper: "Japanese notebooks are so pen friendly and there are so many types of great paper. How can I learn more about them? Where do I begin?" This product was born from such a conversation with a friend living abroad. "Paper tasting" is a collection of writing pads, expressly to let you try different kinds of papers and enjoy the pleasure of writing on them. Like wine tasting, you will be able to find your favorite pairing of pen and paper, or even pencil and paper. Each package comes with a short description of the included papers, along with a classification table that will show you how the papers fit into the broader landscape of Japanese paper categories. It is like having your very own paper sommelier!
Paper Tasting Silky vol. 1 comes with three notepads of unique papers for you to try. Each notepad comes with 25 sheets of paper.
B7 size: Capital wrap (mildly suitable for fountain pens)
A single-side glossy kraft paper made using bleached kraft pulp. Made using a special Yankee machine with a pre-dryer, it has high dimensional stability and strength. It is usually used for envelopes and shopping bags.
A6 size: Marshmallow COC (suitable for fountain pens)
A paper characterized by its soft touch. With its excellent surface strength, it is used for business cards, invitations, brochures, and general publications. It is also suited for offset printing, indigo printing, and laser printing.
B6 size: Tomoe River (suitable for fountain pens)
Thin and light notebook paper. Suitable for writing by fountain pen, ballpoint pen, and pencils. The soft paper quality helps notebooks open and lay flat. It has been made popular by the Hobonichi Techo.