Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebook Review

Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebooks

Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebooks

Clairefontaine is a French paper manufacturer that strives to make the world’s best writing paper. Multiple Subject Notebooks are part of their lineup that features paper with a perfect satin finish for maximum smoothness while writing.

Each Multiple Subject notebook contains tabbed pages that come in 4 alternating pastel colors: blue, pink, green and yellow. This feature makes them perfect for organizing notes, storing passwords, recording addresses, working on multiple projects, for high school or college classes and anything else you can think of. Depending on what size of notebook you buy, the number of tabs and the number of pages varies. Here’s what you get in the 3 sizes of Multiple Subject Notebooks that are available in the USA:

The calcium carbonate coating on this 90g paper gives it an exceptional smoothness and helps to prevent ink from feathering or bleeding through the paper. You can write on both sides of each page even when using a fountain pen! Take a look at the results of our writing test in the scans below. The paper is acid free, pH neutral and is made from materials sourced from from sustainably managed forests. Multiple Subject Notebooks contain graph paper (squared) with pale violet lines that are spaced 5mm apart.

The notebook covers are made from laminated card stock and come in a variety of colors. The bottom right corner of the front cover has a Clairefontaine logo, and the back cover has another logo with the company website and information particular to the notebook. Each notebook has a double-wire spiral binding on the side.

How do you use your Clairefontaine Multiple Subject notebooks?

Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebook Writing Test - Front

Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebook Writing Test – Front

Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebook Writing Test - Back

Clairefontaine Multiple Subject Notebook Writing Test – Back

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Get the Ink Out – Ink Stain Removal

Ink Stain

As a person who loves pens, fountain pens and all sorts of art supplies, there have been many occasions when I’ve needed to remove ink stains from different types of cloth and other surfaces. I’m happy to report that I’ve had success most of the time with my ink removal efforts.

I’m not a stain-removal expert, but here are some of the things I’ve learned from my own experiences: I’ve found that the sooner you can try removing the ink stain the better the results will be. Testing the stain removal method you’re going to use in an inconspicuous place before tackling the problem is important too. Once or twice I’ve ended up with a noticeable faded spot on a garment when I didn’t take the time to do this kind of test first. Be sure not to put any garment in a clothes dryer if the ink stain hasn’t been completely removed from the fabric. The heat from the dryer can permanently set the stain. I always allow a garment to air-dry first before I determine whether or not my stain removal was successful. If the garment needs a second treatment and another wash cycle the stain often comes out the second time around.

The effectiveness of each method of stain removal will vary depending on what type of ink created the stain. When I’ve tried to remove ballpoint ink and permanent ink, I’ve had the most success when using alcohol based stain removal methods. Once I used hairspray to remove a bunch of ballpoint ink from the cloth upholstery in my car. Water-based ink, including many types of fountain pen ink, is so much easier to remove, especially if you work on it right away.

What ink stain experiences have you had? I haven’t tried the milk or glycerin stain removal methods yet. Please share some of your favorite methods!

Here are some websites with plenty of instructions on how to remove ink stains:

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