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Tomoe River Paper Sample - White

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I understand how hard it can be to buy expensive paper sight unseen - there's no substitute for actually trying it out with your favorite pen and ink. Therefore, we are offering a sample of 20 white sheets with free shipping. The paper size is A5, B5 or whatever I may have on hand. No smaller than A5 though. The sheets will be folded and mailed in a plain envelope (to keep postage costs down) and thus may arrive creased.



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  1. Tomoe River - Beautiful Paper, Great Bargain! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2019

    This small package of sheets is more than enough to try-before-you buy. It has excellent texture and takes a variety of inks well with remarkably no bleed-through for as thin and delicate as it is. Elegant is a good way to describe it. Unfortunately it didn't accept watercolor as well I I had hoped, so it isn't really good for a watercolor journal. I think I will be using the remainder of my paper in mixed media collage.

  2. Beauty in the hands of the holder 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Feb 2018

    Roommates looked down on me for paying 3 dollars for
    12 sheets of paper but it was worth it. They are just my haters. The paper sample is very nice and feels smooth to the touch. Personally it feels a bit too flimsy and some faint creases are visible, pretty sure it won't happen in a bound book. Bleed through from pilot ink in my pilot metropolitan is ZERO. Ghosting, there is some. Final verdict? Super high quality, not for me.

  3. Tomoe River Best Paper on the market. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jan 2018

    I use only Tomoe River in all my letters, and now with my journaling. I all so use it as a ink journal and this paper is very thin light and holds more paper and the book lays down flat. I do have to use a blotter pad to help dry the ink faster if I need to. But this is my favorite of all paper.

  4. Very thin, very smooth, very pleased 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2017

    I primarily use fountain pens for journaling, so the ghosting that I'd heard of with Tomoe River paper was a big concern for me.

    I decided to test the paper with the pens I had inked up at the time. I used a Nemosine Fission (.6mm stub) loaded with Noodler's Bad Green Gator and a Pilot Metropolitan (F) loaded with Noodler's 54th Massachusetts.

    As part of my test, I used both pens to write on both sides and sribbled as much as I could to see if I could get it to bleed. It's not the most scientific test in the world, but it's what I decided to do.

    GHOSTING: Tomoe River, as a consequence of its thinness, does indeed ghost. However, that said, it's actually not that bad. It's no Rhodia, but it's actually much better than some of the Walmart paper that I've had to put up with in the past. I would have no problems with writing on both sides of this paper, doubly so if I were using a fine nib.

    BLEED: Many users note that Tomoe River is exceptionally resistant to bleedthrough. In my normal writing, I found that the .6mm stub had minor bleed in some areas where my writing was slower and the Metropolitan had no bleed in the normal writing.

    In the scribble test, my stub had awful bleed and the Metropolitan only had a little bleed. I would like to note, however, that Bad Green Gator is more susceptible, as an ink, to bleed and ghosting, so your results may vary. Overall, though, I would have no concerns with bleed on this paper from normal usage.

    SMOOTHNESS: This paper is exceptionally, buttery smooth. Even my fine nibbed Metropolitan feels quite smooth on a pile of Tomoe River sheets.

    DRY TIME: Probably the biggest black mark against this paper is how unearthly high the dry time is. Even compared to Rhodia, the difference is like night and day! Thankfully, if you're right handed, it won't be too much of an issue, but if you're a side writing leftie, you might want to steer clear of this paper.

    OVERALL: While I can't recommend it to side writing lefties, if you're an underwriter or right handed, I highly recommend trying this paper at the very least. The ghosting is at a tolerable level, it's pretty bleed resistant (though perhaps not as legendarily bleed resistant as some comments make out), and if you like a smooth writing experience, Tomoe River is a joy to use.

    This paper is guaranteed to find its way on my desk if I ever find myself writing letters and now the Seven Seas Writer is a very strong contender for my next notebook once I start running out of pages in my Rhodia. If they started offering Seven Seas with built in leather covers or a dot grid format, though, it'd practically be a guarantee that I'd pick one up.

  5. Amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Aug 2016

    Top quality. Great for fountain pens. No bleed through. So smooth and makes writing a pleasure. The sample is such a great way to try this paper out.

  6. Great quality paper 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2016

    I ordered this sample paper because I am looking for some quality paper to write some thank you letters on. I am searching for something that will work well with my fountain pen. Unfortunately the paper is too thin for my liking, however it is certainly very nice paper. Other than the fact that it is too thin for my personal tastes the paper is very nice and the delivery was fast as well, so if you enjoy thin paper I would highly recommend this product.

  7. Happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2016

    Recieved the sample pack today and tried writing at once ... I do understand why others has recommended it to me ... now just to save up some money before ordering more ....

  8. Overhyped? 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2016

    While this paper certainly displays ink beautifully, it's so thin that I'd really only recommend writing on the other side to extreme environmentalists who don't want to waste any scrap of paper. Or poor university students, like me. :P The sensation of the paper is amazing to the hand, but I wonder if some people may not like the tooth it provides to fountain pens. I personally like thicker, smoother paper. But I'll wait a few days, see if this paper grows on me; I may try buying one of the Seven Seas notebooks first before casting my final judgment. Shipping was relatively quick, so I'm grateful for that.

  9. Beautiful paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2016

    I ordered the sample pack of Tomoe River paper. I gave two sheets of white and two sheets of cream to a friend, and she can't wait to try it. My husband gave it a test and pronounced it elegant. My fountain pen loved it. I am looking forward to ordering the Crossfield when it's back in stock. So glad I discovered your site.

  10. AMAZING! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Feb 2016

    So I kept hearing about this paper over and over and getting recommendations for it, but since I don't use fountain pen, I didn't think I needed it. So glad I decided to try this sample because even just regular pens write AMAZING on this. One of my favorite everyday pens is the Uniball Jetstream, but it often skips. Writing on this paper, the point just glides across effortlessly. I also like using felt tipped pens for drawing, and felt tips can often feel scratchy against paper surfaces. Just as above, the pens glide across the Tomoe River page... and the best thing, of course, even retracing/saturating the same spot, NO BLEED THROUGH! SO HAPPY! How is this even possible? The paper is so thin and fine, like tissue paper... makes me feel like I'm handling delicate lace, so it's incredible that it stands up to ink so well. Any other artists wondering about this, the only markers that bled through from my collection were Copics and Sharpies (but that's pretty unsurprising, given those two bleed through 99.9% of papers). Thank you so much for providing this sample to order would not have been able to try out this paper otherwise! I'm definitely one of those people who *needs* to see and feel paper before I buy notebooks and journals.

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