I ordered this paper by mistake.
Well, not purely by mistake. I mean I ordered it for sure, but I didn't know what I was ordering. I based my order on text only, seeing the name of this paper only in an email from Elaine at JetPens.
"Etranger di Costarica Blanc de Noirs Black Paper" - oooh that sounds fancy! I know French. White paper with black lines right? Cool - I'm in! Wait, how did this black paper get into my order?
That was my thought process ordering and receiving this paper. I actually had to go back and look at what I requested from Elaine because I know I didn't order any black paper. As it turns out, I got exactly what I ordered, and it is glorious.
Getting black paper allowed me to break out an amazing pen I rarely have a use for: The Uni-ball Signo UM-153 white gel ink pen. Not only is this the best white gel ink pen on the market for those looking for such a thing (and it's not close), it's one of the most popular products ever sold at JetPens, holding the top spot on the pen popularity rankings for as long as I can remember. Years and years.
This is a pen and paper match made in heaven, and one I would have likely never put together because I didn't know what I was ordering in the first place. The Etranger di Costarica feels very high quality. The white gel ink glided over the page with no effort and no feathering. It was smooth sailing. It held the ink wonderfully, and could probably handle more, like some of the pastel and shiny inks found on the JetPens sample page.
This paper is fun. It put a smile on my face. I loved using white gel ink on it. And I'll use it again very soon.
(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)