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 Kraft Paper vol. 1 comes with three notepads of unique kraft papers for you to try. Each notepad comes with 25 sheets of paper.
B7 size: Gintake (suitable for fountain pens)
One sided gloss kraft paper made from unbleached kraft pulp, made with a Yankee machine. Excellent dimensional stability and high paper strength. It is used for packaging, paper sacks, shopping bags, etc.
A6 size: Atlas kraft (suitable for fountain pens)
This paper is known for its stretch resistance and is commonly used as wrapping paper. It is made from unbleached kraft pulp. It is used in shopping bags and wrapping paper.
B6 size: Siji iri kraft (suitable for fountain pens)
It is a wrapping paper that is both light and strong, thanks to the use of streak pattern felt during the manufacturing process. The surface is slippery and the reverse side is rough. This is a characteristic of paper made with a Yankee machine. It is used for food packaging, envelopes, insulation, masking paper, and other uses.