Glossary of Paper Terms for Fountain Pen Users

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This glossary by B. H. Bentzman is included here with the author’s kind permission.

I have attempted to collect words concerning paper that might be of use to fountain pen users; and, in an attempt to emulate other scholars, I have as often as not plagiarized from other glossaries. This is a living glossary and I will consider any new inclusions, or for that matter deletions.


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nap A slight texture on some writing surfaces.
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.
No. 10 envelope The standard business envelope in the U.S.A., 912"×418". See also DL envelope.

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