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Ink Blotter Paper A5 - 10 Sheets

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 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. the best blotter paper! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2020

    I’ve tried several different blotter papers but this one is both the thinnest I’ve used and the most absorbent making it perfect for my notebooks. I now keep several blank ones on hand since I do loose them on occasion. They hold a ton of ink though so if you don’t loose them you’ll be good for a least the life of the journal!

  2. The best blotter paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2020

    I've tried several blotter papers, but the kind that comes with the Nanami Seven Seas notebooks is the most durable and absorbent. Pick up a pack for your other notebooks and you definitely will not regret it.

  3. Essential for your book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2020

    I use these daily. Great product.

  4. A must have for every book! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2020

    I use these daily. Excellent product.

  5. It is not easy to find ink blotter paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2019

    Excellent product, service and price! I am using for my bookbiding.

  6. great blotter paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Sep 2019

    These have come I handy for my journals. Great blotter paper!

  7. 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!

  8. Great paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2018

    I love using this paper for my gelly roll pens.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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