This journal is a joy to record (write) via a Kaweco fountain pen. The paper is off white, very smooth and I decorate the page with a strip of washi here and there! I use a fine nib so there is no bleed through or ghosting. I also use a roller stamp which records the date. I use to purchase cheap notebooks and find that I did not enjoy my writing experience as well as I do now! I love the colors that Leuchtturm makes. Thank you for a great product!