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. 2 comes with three notepads of unique papers for you to try. Each notepad comes with 25 sheets of paper.
B7 size: Yamamoto Bank Paper Takasago Premium
This paper was developed by Yamamoto Paper and Mitsubishi Paper Takasago Mill. They set the following five goals for this new paper: (1) To pursue a writing paper that is suitable for fountain pens, (2) with a silky surface (smoothness), (3) that enhances ink shading, (4) that produces accurate color rendition (brightness), and (5) that has quick dry times to be suitable for note-taking.
A6 size: Marshmallow COC
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: Passepied Cream
"Passepied Cream" is a book paper that was developed for its smooth texture and case of turning. As paper primarily used in books, the opacity has been increased to prevent see-through of letters on the other side of the page.