If you are a paper snob like I am becoming, then you may get frustrated when you don’t know enough, if any, about what kind of paper is in the book or journal you are coveting. After all, the paper is arguably the most important variable in the writing experience.
I just came into three very nice papers. All are by Wausau and all are acid-free, lignen-free, recycled and FSC certified. They are all very fine quality. The Royal Sundance Fiber is smooth like butter, it comes in 11 x 17 inches so I can make books twice as big now. The off white, cream color is speckled with fibrous materials. The Royal Resource 98 white is another well behaving paper that is thicker and has a little more texture than the Royal Fiber. The Royal Sundance Smooth, natural colored paper is ironically less smooth than the fiber finish. It is still a very pleasant paper and unbeknownst to me was watermarked.
Now I’ll let the pictures do the talking. I did a dry test, a bleed through test (which all papers passed) and a test for show through (which on all accounts was negligible)
First the Royal Resource WHITE, 32# paper:
Next is the Royal Sundance, natural colored, smooth finish, 24# paper:
Lastly is the Royal Sundance, cream colored, fiber finish, 24# paper:
Hope this helps you. You will see me rolling out books in the very near future using this paper. If you want to request a certain combination of paper, covering, and binding style, drop me a line via the contact page or through my etsy site: http://iartbooks.etsy.com