Lightly striated, this timeless paper is ideal for all traditional correspondence such as personalized stationery, social invitations, etc.
This paper has a smooth natural matte surface, uniform color and durable weight.
1870 saw the arrival on the scene of our founder, Frédéric Pelletier.
He opened a factory for writing paper and envelopes in Brussels, ordering from the Royal Mill a laid paper which was an authentic copy of the original handmade paper. To download the Original Crown Mill catalogue click here The gold standard in the world of traditional paper.
He subsequently ordered a laid paper from the Royal Mill which was an authentic copy of the original handmade paper- giving Pelletier the idea to use the name "Original Crown Mill." Since then, the famous company has continued to grow in prominence and regard, and today holds a certain attraction for many fountain pen enthusiasts.
The history of Crown Mill has its roots in the modernist spirit of the Renaissance.
The Triomphe is also very smooth paper, unlike the laid texture - which you can see and feel - of the Crown Mill.
Guide sheets can be seen through both, although I find it a little easier to see through the Triomphe paper.
The Triomphe line is just a bit more casual and playful, and works better with writing instruments other than fountain pens (should you wish to go that route).
The Crown Mill writing set is very elegant and the laid paper makes it more suitable for fountain pens (than other pens) - although it works best with slightly wetter nibs, and not very finicky ones.