Paper tasting for Sep-Oct 2021

Apica CD11-MU

Paper tasting so far:

  • Jan - Feb was NTU Press Bookstore A5 blank notebook
  • Mar-May was Kleid 2mm grid notebook
  • Jun-Aug was Nakabayashi's Logical Air Swing 5mm grid notebook

Sep-Oct was Apica CD11 A5 size with line ruling!

Photo of a notebook with black tape binding and textured mustard yellow cover, with gold foil.

I got one with a mustard yellow textured cover. The binding is thread stitched!

Photo of two papers from two  different notebooks laid side by side to show paper colour. Left is Apica CD11 with ruled whiter paper; right is Midori MD with gridded cream paper.

I think the paper is a bit more opaque and white-toned than Midori MD.

Photo of several fountain pen inks, written on the interior page of Apica CD 11 notebook.

Photo of several fountain pen inks, written on the interior page of Apica CD 11 notebook.

I think most FP inks worked quite well on this. Some of my italics didn't write well unless at a certain angle—maybe the paper has some coating on it. It's one of the more common and affordable japanese FP-friendly notebooks that you can find in North America, I think?

Nov-Dec paper tasting is Logical Prime grid!

Today's music post: Mother Nature (live) by Angelique Kidjo.