One of my favourite letter writing papers is this ultra thin paper from Life Stationery, the Life Airmail pad.

One of my favourite letter writing papers is this ultra thin paper from Life Stationery, the Life Airmail pad.

This paper is just a delight – air mail paper this is certainly a bit like onion skin paper, thin and lightweight, as originally designed to cut back postage costs while enabling the writer to suit more pages into an envelope. I really like the thought of stacks of letters, tied together with string, holding the whole story of months or years apart between two people. The thin, crinkly texture for this paper is a little nostalgic, and also you realize that’s the secret method to my heart.

But what makes this paper truly excellent is the fact that along side being very thin, it is also pen that is extremely fountain, even with broad and wet nibs. The paper is indeed thin it is translucent, and yet i could use virtually any nib and ink combination I have, with my letters and lines looking clean and crisp.

Alas, as the paper is indeed see-through, the backside of the paper just isn’t super for writing on, unless you’ve used a supplementary fine nib or maybe not a fountain pen.

This paper isn’t the same as Tomoe River paper – it’s definitely thinner (and has more show through), and in addition has a little more texture. It’s hard to catch an image of it, but it has a texture sort of like cotton paper while I would still describe this paper as generally smooth.

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