As I mentioned here, R&K Verdigris is a great color, but it also gives me a bit of a headache. It feathers very easily, while most people have no problem with it. Recently, Zeynep of Write to Me Often felt a bit frustrated with her newly acquired Falcon with Verdigris combination, so I decided to conduct a “scientific” experiment with the same ink/ pen combination (probably the most scientific I can ever be).Here is the result:
This post does not mean to put down any of the paper used above. The “fun” in fountain pen is to find the right ink/pen/paper combination. Some paper, though heavy in weight, still feather when in contact with fountain pen ink because of their coating. Sometime, it could be minor irregularities with different batches. Some fountain pen users theorize that even climate will affect the way paper interact with the ink. When using a wet or flex pen like Falcon, it is particularly rewarding to see ink pools on the surface of the paper without any feathering and bleedthrough. It is evident that many variables come into play when one uses fountain pen, but this discovery process itself is fun and fulfilling. Have you make any new discovery with ink and paper recently?