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 Gray vol. 1 comes with three notepads of unique gray papers for you to try. Each notepad comes with 25 sheets of paper.
B7 size: Tone F WG5 (suitable for fountain pens)
Tone F is a series of papers covering 14 shades of gray ranging from "cool gray" to "warm gray." By overcoming some of the manufacturing difficulties of accurate color reproduction, it has gained the praise of many book designers.
A6 size: Kony Wrap Gray (suitable for fountain pens)
Color craft paper with a wide variety of colors. Used as envelopes, hand carry bags, wrapping paper, and inner covers of books.
B6: Tablo (mildly suitable for fountain pens)
A rare form of recycled paper with very low density (i.e. high bulk). This is made possible by mixing New Zealand radiata pine, Jezo spruce, and Sakhalin fir into the recycled pulp base. Made at the Oji Paper's Hokkaido Tomakomai factory where news paper is mainly produced. Most commonly used in catalogs and magazines.