smythson lined paper review

As promised aaaaages ago, here is the Smythson lined paper pen test. I can't find some of my pens so it is a relatively small selection of pens tested on here. I have tried out gel pens, erasable ink, biro and a felt tip for this review. If there is a specific ink you want to see on these refills, let me know and I will see what I can do.

Onto the test now. The 'injections' section is written in Muji gel, and my yellow-coloured pen leaked a little, hence the brown smudge.


A closer look reveals that none of the pens tested feathered and all were absorbed pretty quickly by the paper. I have tried fountain pen on this paper before (but don't have a picture to show for this) and let's just say that I wouldn't hesitate to buy Smythson refills if: a) the budget allowed and b) I wanted fountain pen friendly paper for my binder.

A closer look...

And upon turning the page, I see no show through, no bleed through and no trace of the pen test at all. The only bit that did show-through was the yellow pen that leaked a little - more of the pen's fault than the paper's if anything.


Overall, it is a pleasure to write on this paper. It is luxurious and doesn't cause any frustration for a pen user of any kind. However, the price point (£10 for 25 sheets...!) will no doubt put off many potential buyers. I don't think I would purchase this paper (the above sheet came with the binder I bought) as I would much prefer to spend a few quid on a somewhat lower quality of paper that performs about half as well as these Smythson refills.

{ Please note that this is NOT a sponsored review. This is purely my own opinion and I was not paid or endorsed in any way for this blog post. }

5 comments:

  1. Ooft that is expensive paper. 40p per sheet is just too much no matter how good it is in my opinion. :) <3

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    1. It's very expensive! I didn't fork out for it (directly, anyway, as it came with my binder) but I'm not sure I ever would unless I had money to burn lol! x

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  2. Hi I am Midori from Japan. Zebra Sarasa pen 0.7 is very smooth and bright!! Please try it!!

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    1. Hello! I've tried that pen before but I've not bought it after it ran out. Glad you've found a pen you like though :) x

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