Saturday, January 23, 2016

Georgia-Pacific Standard Paper 20# Review

by Tony Thomas

Now that two of my local Staples stores have closed (and the rest are far away), I decided to go on the prowl for some cheap utility-grade paper (20#) that works well with fountain pens.

I happened to be at a Wal Mart store yesterday and saw a mini pack (200 sheets) of Georgia-Pacific Standard 20# multi-purpose paper for $2.00  For such a low price, I decided to give it a try.

After a quick test, I was pretty impressed.  Not much feathering and no bleed through.  I will cut and punch it for use in my EDC Levenger Circa notebook.  Works really well for a 20# paper.  I'll have to try their 24# next.   

Saturday, January 2, 2016

My New Traveler's Notebook

by Tony Thomas

Over a month ago I ordered some tooling leather and dye to create another traveler's notebook using the Ray Blake method.   The last time I created one was a year and a half ago and you can find the article here.   

This time around, I went with thinner and lighter leather for a more floppy appearance.  Also, I used a brown dye rather than a reddish one.   It holds four notebooks (currently three handmade and one Field Notes).  I took some time to distress it before dyeing for a more weathered look.  I am very pleased with the results and this will be my EDC!