Continued from and also Part 1: We have established that pencil is the perfect medium for preserving your writing for the future. Today we will look at paper for keeping your pencil writing safe.
It took a bit of time to get a collection together in order to hopefully answer this question. I will be looking at 9 pencils, all HB where possibleto try and determine which is the best for everyday use.
How the pencil looks Feel: How it feels to hold Write: How it writes Extras: Does it have any extra features?
So, without further ado, here are the selection: From left to right and in height order, as it goes: It looks bloody lovely — matte black always a winner with gold writing, gold eraser holder and white eraser.
Feels nice to hold, I prefer holding matte than shiny. Writes great, quite a dark grey, must be softer then HB. The best thing about Blackwings is the flat eraser on the end. The end is cleverly designed so that you can replace the eraser when necessary you can buy packs of them.
Also very cool, same as the original Blackwing, but with a shiny mid-grey finish, and a black eraser. Nice, but I prefer the feel of the matte. I also like the heaviness of these pencils, which I guess is down to the eraser.
I like to feel what my pencil is doing! As above, great looking eraser: Staedler Tradition HB, 25p! Fine, much lighter then Blackwings, even though it has an eraser too. It does the job just fine. Has a pink eraser. Glossy black, quite a lot of wording on it possibly a bit busy…?
I like the gold ring around the end of the pencil.
I was a bit disappointed with this one actually. Quite dark in colour and I think it will wear down quite quickly. Maybe not worth it for the price. Matte black, with white writing and an orange stripe around the end. Nice grip, because of the matte finish.
Pleasingly simple, plain wood, nothing else.But as many have realized, this paper truly shines with pencils.
The paper is slightly textured, which makes it extremely nice for writing with all types of pencils, especially lighter grades of graphite that don't show up as well on smoother papers.
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But as many have realized, this paper truly shines with pencils. The paper is slightly textured, which makes it extremely nice for writing with all types of pencils, especially lighter grades of graphite that don't show up as well on smoother papers.
However, brittle and yellow paper can cause an issue for any writing medium. Balance As in pencils, the key is balance. I like a paper with a medium tooth, light (or no) lines, and a binding that will not allow the paper to rub against itself.
As with pencils, this is harder to explain than it is to give examples of. Write Notepads & Co.