16. Maruman Report Pad – 60 g/m2
Well well, I was waiting to arrive to this paper. I like this paper more than I should and you will immediately see why.
The paper doesn’t really offer you much in terms of sheen. November Rain has it, but that’s a really sheeny ink. Oxford Blue and Colorverse Supernova also have a teeny tiny amount but you have to look closely at the paper under a microscope so if you’re looking for a paper that draws out sheen. Skip this.
It also has lovely ghosting and even better, most M and B nibs will bleed-through as well.
So you might be wondering, is the Maruman Report Pad actually good for fountain pens? The objective answer is no. It has too many bad points. It does display shading quite nicely though but that’s not this paper’s saving grace. One is it’s price and two ,for me, is that it’s so freaking good to write on it! I absolutely love taking notes on it, I even sent letters to pen pals. My Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl with an M nib doesn’t have bleed-through on it and most of my pens are medium anyway.
VERDICT: Not that good for fountain pens! Nice to write on but too many bad points. It’s cheap so you might want to try it though.