I read a Pen World piece about fountain pen friendly paper the other day (it’s not online, alas) and was interested to see what people like and why.
No feathering, no bleedthrough — those are givens, really. Another thing people felt strongly about was texture. Several sources voiced a preference for smooth paper, praising Clairefontaine and Rhodia because, as Pen World contributor Jil McIntosh explained, “The fine and extra-fine nibs I prefer just glide over them.” Others were partial to so-called “toothy” paper, particularly for correspondence (McIntosh, for instance, believes it’s more pleasant for the recipient to hold).
Which do you prefer?