I have read the review on the Cartesio journal by Stephanie at www.biffybeans.com and she clearly demonstrates that the Cartesio Journal is fountian pen friendly in addition to handling a Japanese Brush pen with ease. While I have had wet pen success with this journal, too, I have heard that some of you have had problems using your fountain pen with the paper. I contacted Fiorentina in the US about this, they contacted Italy who gave this reply:
“… the Ciak and Cartesio have almost the same technical characteristics and in both cases 85% of cases are fountain pen compatible! It all depends on the pressure that the “cartiera” gives to the paper… if fibers are more pressed, paper is harder and ink is slowly absorbed: when paper is less pressed, the ink it’s better absorbed but it might create a halo around the writing…”
What experiences have you had with this combination? I would love to know. Is there anyone who has used a fountian pen with their Cartesio Journal with unsatisfactory results? If so, drop me a line and let me know which pen and what type of ink you are using. I would like to do my own review on this notebook as well and would love to include your experiences as well.