Putting Pen to Paper

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My notebook of choice these days is a Clairefontaine wire notebook (8.25 x 11.75) which has colored pages, tabbed sections and graph paper. But my favorite feature of this confection of stationery delight is the easy flowing smoothness of my writing experience. I especially enjoy using the Uniball Jetstream, which has a generous flow of ink without smudging or bleeding.

Below is a photo of the Uniball Jetstream on top of my current To Do List.
Usually, I prefer a fine point pen with a generous ink flow,
but with this pen, I actually like the bold point. Who knew?

 There’s an excellent review of the Uniball Jetstream if you’re not familiar with it.

I found this notebook in St. Paul, MN at a gift shop and paper store called The Paper Patisserie. They have a small selection of pens and notebooks and note cards.

What’s your experience with Clairefontaine?



  1. Jan on December 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I used to buy Clairfontaine in a local stationers and loved it. But since we've moved to another part of the state I have yet to find it. Right now I'm "making do" with Moleskine cahier journals, which are okay but the paper isn't as nice.

  2. Ryan on January 9, 2020 at 9:21 am

    How about this pen – https://wowpencils.com/wing-sung-601-review/ ? It looks pretty good if you ask me.

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