As a stationery snob, I admit to caring a lot (maybe too much) about the pens and papers I use.
So it would come as no surprise that news of Tomoegawa using a new machine for manufacturing their Tomoe River paper
is causing me no small amount of concern.
It does not help matters that reviews show that things I love about the TR paper – paper thinness, ink shading, ink haloing and ghosting (I love ghosting!) – are all supposedly worse in the new paper.
I am now wondering to what extent I would go to to get my hands on some of the new stuff so I can test it out for myself.
It might result in me buying a lot of notebooks now in an attempt to stave off the inevitable.
Oh, first world problems…