paper test #2
Here we are with the second test of "which pen to use on which paper?".
My first test was on the lovely paper of the Inkwell Press hard cover notebook with graph paper.
Today I would like to show you my test results with the famous notebook which a lot of bullet journal fans will know for sure: Leuchtturm 1917
Leuchtturm is a german company, founded in 1917. They have always created high quality paper products and now have a variety of different notebooks. They are available in various sizes (A6, A5, A4 etc), in lined, dotted, blank or with graph paper. They come in various colors as well, with a hard cover or soft cover. The notebooks can be bought on their own webpage where you can choose your country of residency.
Oh, and by the way: "Leuchtturm" means in english "light house". So take the journal as a beacon to guide you in your quest for a better organized day!!
The bullet journal system was actually created by Ryder Carrorll, on his webpage www.bulletjournal.com you can read about this great system which helps to organize your days.
Ryder Carroll and Leuchtturm have worked together to create the "original bullet journal notebook", which includes information about the bullet journal system. It is available in black and emerald and with dot grid paper (249 pages, about A5 size). It can be bought via the shop of Ryder Carroll on www.bulletjournal.com.
Actually any notebook can be used for bullet journaling, being it a bound book, ring-bound or disc-bound, wire-bound or whatever is out there. The cheapest or the most expensive ones, it does not matter. You have to like it, it must work for you and nobody else. And you are the one that needs to be happy with it, so go ahead and use whatever you like! That is the beauty of this system!
For my test I used an A5 Leuchtturm notebook with dotted paper. It is a hard cover book in the color of "berry."It has 249 pages of 80gsm paper, one book mark, numbered pages, a gusseted pocket in the back and an elastic closure band.
The paper is not a bright white paper, like the notebook for Inkwell Press for example. It has more of a yellow paper, comparable to the Moleskine paper. I would call it "off-white". Here is a picture where you can see the difference between a normal white paper copy paper and the Leuchtturm paper:
The paper is very smooth, lovely to write on. The dots are very muted, so they give you a good guidance, but they do not stand out too much.
Here are now the pictures of my pen tests:
with fountain pens, front side: