Technically, Clairefontaine Trophee Paper is a high quality paper made for copiers, laser printers and ink jet printers. However, because it is available in many pleasing colors, I wondered if I could use this with my fountain pens as stationery too.
I really like purple, so I chose the color lilac to give it a try. Trophee paper does not have the same super-smooth surface as regular 90g Clairefontaine writing paper. Even though it is different, I found it to be a nice quality surface for handwriting.
This paper is 80g so I wondered if some fountain pen ink might show through to the other side and I am really happy that it didn’t! None of the fountain pens and inks that I tried feathered or bled through the paper, but the Sharpie pen bled through the paper as it usually does. The Noodler’s Nightshade ink took awhile to dry on this paper so I ended up smearing it slightly.
I’m happy to have the lilac color Trophee paper for using my fountain pens to write an occasional note to friends or family. What’s your favorite color of paper for writing notes and letters?by