I think I first learned of Doane Paper from Brad Dowdy’s Flickr stream where Doane Paper was almost always the backdrop in the pen photos and what he used to write his pen reviews. But since I’m not a fan of grid paper it wasn’t until last year that I gave it a try. I’ve been using it since. The two writing tablet sizes along with the large Flap Jotter are standard for me. The written review is in the photo gallery along with writing samples. The large writing pad is the same paper as the smaller one, so I only did samples on the small pad.
The written review doesn’t make it clear that there are two “Flap Jotter” sizes, I use the larger of the two. The smaller pad does use the same paper.
I don’t mention drying times in the hand written review, but they are generally pretty good. Inks dry faster than on Rhodia but slower than on cheaper paper that absorbs the ink. I don’t have to be especially careful when writing (I’m a righty) but I tend to use thin nibs and quicker drying ink as a general rule. I do occasionally get careless and notice a smudge.
On to the written review and writing samples. Click any thumbnail to open the gallery.