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Lennon Tool Bar Egret Paper

I was curious when Lennon Tool Bar launched their Egret paper last year and bought a pack to try. The papers are 65gsm, plain white in colour and available in A4 or A5 sizes.

At first the Egret paper is only available in a pack of loose papers but now you can also get the Egret paper in pocket notebook form.

The notebooks are 90 x 148 mm (3.5 x 5.8 inches) which makes it slimmer than A6 size. They contain 32 dot grid sheets and are available in 5 different cover colours: red, yellow, green, blue, brown. The string used to bind the notebooks is dyed using Lennon Tool Bar’s own blue dye. The blue dyed string is a pretty cool touch, tying back to their start as an indigo dye company.

Packaging for Lennon Tool Bar Egret loose paper
Packaging for Lennon Tool Bar Egret loose paper

The Erget paper is white and soft. When I wrote on it, I could feel a slight drag, but it wasn’t unpleasant. The paper had an interesting texture. Using a somewhat obscure example in this day and age, the paper gave me the sensation that I was running my hand across a blackboard and coming away with my fingers covered in chalk dust. I can’t tell you how many times I stopped and looked at my fingers, expecting to see white powder on them, but of course there are none.

I tested it with Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki and the results are:

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Yes
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil

Below are some photos of what it looks like when written with TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
A bit of sheen in the “i”

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper

Disclaimer: This paper was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Muji Pilot Planting Tree

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

On Muji Planting Tree paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Yes
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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MD Cotton paper Midori Pilot

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Midori MD Cotton

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. On Midori MD Cotton paper, there is little shading, no noticeable sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Midori MD Cotton notepad
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Midori MD Cotton notepad
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Midori MD Cotton notepad

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Clairefontaine Pilot Vellum 90 gsm

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. There is no feathering and bleedthrough on Clairefontaine Triomphe paper.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Kokuyo Pilot Sara Sara Tsuru Tsuru Zara Zara

KOKUYO PERPANEP notebooks

Months ago, I came across a display of KOKUYO’s new PERPANEP line of notebooks at Tokyu Hands. “PERPANEP” is an anagram of “pen paper”. Clever perhaps, but I do wish they could have chosen an easier name to remember. I first heard about the notebooks on The Stationery Cafe podcast but I didn’t expect them to see them in Singapore so soon.

There are three types of paper in the PERPANEP line: Tsuru Tsuru, Sara Sara and Zara Zara. The Stationery Cafe podcast mentioned that the sounds of writing on those papers really sounds like “tsuru tsuru” or “sara sara” or “zara zara”. Here’s the link to a video so you can listen and judge for yourself.

The notebooks have a simple and understated look. They are A5 size, contains 60 sheets and cost S$15.30. All the three papers are available in:

  • 3mm grid
  • 4mm grid
  • 5mm grid
  • 4mm dot grid
  • 6mm steno (basically lined with a vertical line in the center)

Tsuru Tsuru

Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Tsuru Tsuru is a 96gsm ultra smooth paper which was recommended for fineliners and fountain pens.

On this paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, slight sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Sara Sara

Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Sara Sara is a 75gsm smooth paper recommended for ball pens, pencils and gel pens. Although this was not officially recommended for fountain pens, I find that it holds up fairly well to fountain pen ink.

On the Sara Sara paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Zara Zara

Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara notebook

Zara Zara is a 90gsm textured paper recommended for fineliners and fountain pens. This paper is noticeably thicker than the other two.

On this paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, slight sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Disclaimer: The notebooks were purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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New Chiffon Cream Pilot Yamamoto

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Yamamoto Ro-Biki

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. There is no feathering and bleedthrough on the New Chiffon Cream paper used in Yamamoto Ro-Biki notebooks.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Yamamoto Ro-Biki notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Yamamoto Ro-Biki notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Yamamoto Ro-Biki notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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MD paper Midori Pilot

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Midori MD

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. There is no feathering and bleedthrough on Midori MD paper.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Leuchtturm1917 Pilot

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. There is a little feathering and bleedthrough on Leuchtturm1917 paper.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Pilot Rhodia

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Rhodia

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. There is also a tiny bit of sheen but I find it barely noticeable. There is no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.