Glossary of Paper Terms for Fountain Pen Users

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nap A slight texture on some writing surfaces.
Negev See mitnan.
newsprint This is a cheap and uncoated paper that fountain pen users should avoid. Most likely your writing will feather and bleed through, and your nib will collect fibers. See also coating.
No. 10 envelope The standard business envelope in the U.S.A., 912" × 418". See also DL envelope.

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