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Ink Blotter Paper A5 - 10 Sheets



 This is the A5-size blotter cut to fit the A5 Seven Seas notebooks series. This is what you need if your Writer, Standard or Crossfield has outlived its included blotter!



What kind of paper is admired for its rough surface, excessive feathering and massive bleed-through? Why, blotter paper, of course!


Blotter paper will save you a lot of time when waiting for inks to dry on very smooth and slick papers. Actually, it doesn't make the ink "dry" faster - it just soaks up the excess. It's especially useful when you are writing in a pad and want to flip the sheet over to use the other side, or when writing in a journal and want to turn immediately to the next page. Simply close the book on top of this sheet, leave it there momentarily (perhaps one second), and the page will be as good as dry. It's handy to use as a book mark too.


One of the pics shows the word "blotter" written several times on a sheet of Tomoe River paper. As you can see, the bottom of the blotter sheet absorbed more ink than the top. This is because I wrote the words in succession and the bottom didn't have much time to dry before I pressed the blotter onto the sheet.


Another pic shows three dots of ink on the right and left sides of a strip of blotter paper. The left dots were dripped right onto the paper and were absorbed VERY quickly. The right dots were dripped on the OPPOSITE side of the paper. So, as you can see, the blotter paper just drinks up ink until it is fully absorbed. This is an extreme situation that you are unlikely to encounter with regular ol' writing, but it does demonstrate how efficient this paper is.


One sheet can be used over and over and on both sides, so the 10 sheets included in each pack will last you a long, long time.


Note that we used to sell this same blotter paper in sizes A4, B5 and A5. Since no one really blots an entire page at a time, and rather just works small sections or just the last-to-dry bottom of the page, we decided to offer one size only and reduce the cost per sheet. So, each sheet measures 148 x 210mm or about 5.8 x 8.3 in, which is the same dimensions as our Seven Seas A5 journals. At less than 5 bucks a pack, this is the best blotter paper value on the internet - nearly half the cost of other brands because we buy in a huge quantity.


Made in Japan.


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  1. Fantastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Apr 2019

    Searched in many stores for blotter paper and, even where fountain pens were featured, no one knew what I wanted. Finally, the perfect blotter paper for my A5!

  2. Great paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2018

    I love using this paper for my gelly roll pens.

  3. A fountain pen user must have 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    I am a fountain pen and dip pen user 100% and these sheets are perfect for those slower drying inks. Just gently lay a blotting paper in the pages and close your journal or planner and no worries of ink transferring to the opposite page. A MUST HAVE!

  4. A must 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    These have become such a staple for me. They also work doubly well in the Seven Seas Standard to help provide some line guidance while writing.

  5. I can't have enough blotting paper.. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    I first used the blotting paper when it came with one of my tomoe river journals. For the next several years I've used this paper in all of my journals and planners (cut down to fit the hobonichi) and I love it. I've never had a sheet reach its maximum absorbance, but I do tend to misplace them frequently, so it's nice to have a pack to use for the next few years.

  6. Good blotter paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2017

    This stuff works great. Never a smudge when I lay it over wet ink.

  7. simply works 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2017

    Have not found any other source for A5 or larger sheets, unless I wanted to buy $50 worth. Wanted a replacement for the blotter sheet that comes with the Seven Seas Crossfield-this will work perfectly.

  8. Handy to have on hand 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Apr 2016

    The ink blotters come in very handy. I keep one in my Seven Seas writer, and cut them down to size for other pocket notebooks etc.

  9. Right size, works well 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2016

    The A5 size for blotting paper is not widely available and is very nice to have with an A5 notebook using Tomoe River paper. I have made large spills that the blotting paper handled with ease and when I use a very wet pen and slow drying ink it is nice to just be able to blot a whole page in one move. Highly recommended.

  10. Absolutely Incredible 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Apr 2016

    The package of blotting papers is great. I hVr one in every journal I own. Supurb quality.

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