This paper is just a delight – air mail paper this is certainly a bit like onion skin paper, lightweight and thin, as originally designed to lessen postage costs while enabling the author to suit more pages into an envelope. Everyone loves the notion of stacks of letters, tied along with string, holding the whole story of months or years apart between a couple. The thin, crinkly texture with this paper is a bit nostalgic, and also you know that’s the secret way to my heart.
But what makes this paper truly excellent is that along side being very thin, it is also pen that is extremely fountain, despite having broad and wet nibs. The paper is indeed thin it is translucent, and yet I can use nearly every ink and nib combination I have, with my letters and lines looking clean and crisp.
Alas, since the paper can be so see-through, the backside associated with paper is certainly not super for writing on, unless you’ve used a supplementary fine nib or perhaps not a fountain pen.
This paper isn’t the just like Tomoe River paper – it’s definitely thinner (and it has more show through), as well as has much more texture. It’s hard to catch a photo from it, but it has a texture sort of like cotton paper while I would still describe this paper as generally smooth. It’s also more crinkly than Tomoe River paper, since it’s so incredibly thin – the Life Airmail paper is more like true onion skin paper.
The lines are the guidelines included with the pad to place underneath, and on the right is the Airmail paper on the left is the cream Tomoe River Paper.
The paper is B5 sized, which can be a size that is great letters and notebooks, certainly one of my favourite. I use A5 for thank you notes or just writing to say hello, and A4 when I’ve got a lot to say, but B5 is an excellent intermediate size.
The most effective sized envelopes with this would be the number 6 air mail envelopes from Life, that will be the best size for B5 envelopes in general (why don’t more companies make this size?). Continue reading “Certainly one of my favourite letter writing papers is it ultra thin paper from Life Stationery, the Life Airmail pad.”