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This is an ideal surface texture for your fine calligraphy work. Each pad contains 50 sheets of 8½" × 11" (22 cm × 28 cm) acid-free, natural, 20 lb (75 gsm) white paper. The pads are tape-bound on the short side for easy removal.
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from Atlanta, GA
Comments about Strathmore 400 Series Calligraphy Pad:
Pleasantly surprised - gifted and was loved!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Strathmore 400 series calligraphy pads
By Lyn the calligrapher
from Worcester, MA
I use this paper for calligraphy. It's excellent for pen work.
By calligraphy workshop instructor
from los angeles, ca
I used these calligraphy pads to give to students taking my workshop and saw them use the paper to practice drills and lettering (and of course I've written on it, too, when they'd ask for demonstration) and it was okay. it does its job but it isn't the best. I instructed students to put a blank sheet of this on top of a sheet of guidelines to help them write straight and consistently, but at times the sumi ink bleeds through onto the guideline sheet. Also, it has these subtle ridges on the paper, which I don't really understand the reason for. Marker paper usually works better for me (but they're just too expensive to give out).
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Works great, and nice price!
By Brian The Lion
I have been noodling with calligraphy on-and-off most of my life. I've been practing a lot lately with a Lamy Safari 1.5mm and a fountain pen with a flex tip...trying to sharpen up my chops in order to start selling services for wedding invitations. Been practicing on copy machine paper (which is awful)...wife bought me a pad of this, and I'm quite loving it. I haven't tried my dip pens with it yet, but the fountain pens work great...crisp lines and almost no feathering. This may not work so well with dip pens, as I know how those can leave thick pools of ink in their wake...I'll have to see how it fares. For fountain pens (using Noodler's black bulletproof and Higgins Eternal inks), I have no complaints. Price is nice too!
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Tulsa, OK
I was excited to try this pad due to its affordable price and being marketed as a calligraphy pad. But it's been absolutely USELESS. Fountain pen ink, sumi ink, iron gall, India ink, walnut ink, Higgins Eternal even! All feather out and bleed through this paper. Very disappointed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Care Center at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from North Carolina
I love this paper! It comes in 50-sheet pads, is acid-free, and is 8 1/2"x 11" in size. Curiously, the pad cover says this has a "wove finish", but it has, in fact, a laid finish. I bought a few pads of this in the 90's and was worried that Strathmore had changed the paper (the pad has a different cover now). But it seems to be the same paper, same laid finish, and it handles fountain pen ink well, without feathering.
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