In order to conserve on size, space and weight many pocket-size planners use thin low-quality paper that may not provide a very satisfying writing experience. Where can a pocket planner be found with good quality paper? Quo Vadis, Exacompta and Rhodia come to the rescue! Clairefontaine has a reputation for creating some of the best paper in the world for writing, and these brands have chosen to use Clairefontaine’s French-milled paper for their compact datebooks.
The gold standard 90g bright white, super-smooth Clairefontaine paper that is fantastic for fountain pens can be found in two pocket-size Quo Vadis monthly planners:
- Quo Vadis Visoplan Monthly Planner
- Quo Vadis Exaplan Academic Monthly Planner
Several Quo Vadis, Exacompta & Rhodia pocket-planners contain 64g bright white Clairefontaine paper that has an ultra-smooth finish. This paper is acid-free, pH neutral and PEFC certified. You can find this wonderful paper in the following planners, most of which have a weekly planning format:
- Rhodia WebPlanner 4×6 Size
- Quo Vadis Biweek
- Quo Vadis Business
- Quo Vadis University Academic
- Quo Vadis Sapa X
- Quo Vadis Sapa X Academic
- Quo Vadis IB Traveler
- Quo Vadis Notor Daily Diary/Planner
- Quo Vadis Textagenda Academic Daily Diary/Planner
Another Clairefontaine paper variation is a light-weight, exceptionally strong 55g ivory paper. It is acid-free, pH neutral and PEFC certified. Both of these weekly planners contain this type of paper:
We’ve had many of our readers ask if Clairefontaine’s 64g white paper and 55g ivory paper are suitable for fountain pens. I can say that I’ve personally used it successfully with a fine nib fountain pen and select inks. However, this may not be true for all inks and all fountain pens. To help you decide if you’d like to try these datebooks for yourself, we created some samples using various nib sizes and inks. Take a look at the results below.
If writing with a fountain pen is the most important thing to you and not the size of the planner itself, we would recommend taking a look at this previous post: Fountain Pen Friendly Planners
Have you discovered any pocket-size planners with high-quality paper that you like to use? Please let us know what they are in the comments – we’d like to hear from you!
Back side of the page 64g paper (Quo Vadis Business Planner):
Front side of the page 64g paper (Biweek Planner):
Back side of the page 64g paper (Biweek Planner):
Front side of the page 55g soft ivory paper (Space 17 Planner):
Back side of the page 55g soft ivory paper (Space 17 Planner):by