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I have Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Black 'n' Red, and a few off-brand cheaper pads. All work well enough for my needs.
What do you do with your completed notebook?
I hand write (in a Field Notes with Popov case) all my Secret Recipes and Smoker methods that I have tweaked over the years. When I use them in the kitchen or BBQ, they often get water and stains, so I enjoy having them be somewhat water resistant.Destroy/dispose of it. They are not intended for sharing. Not that there's anything sensitive in them, but a hand written book is pretty much the last bastion of privacy in today's world, and there is no dignity without privacy. That's why I care little about water resistance of my inks.
Try a drier ink, like Diamine Registrars ink for example.
I just grabbed a Waterman loaded with waterman Ink, no problem on Moleskine at all. Fine point but fairly wet ink compared to my Lamy which is loaded with the registrars Ink, also in Fine point.+1. Most modern iron galls work fine in Moleskin. I use DRI, Akkermann #10, Hero 232, KWZ IG Blue #3 and #5, and can even get away with their IG Turquoise (which is moving towards the wet end of the scale).
It obviously helps if you really have a thing for blue-black inks
I think the risk is overblown for the ig inks made for fountain pens.
I think one of the factors in ink bleed-through other than the paper is the nib size. For me a fine or extra-fine nib rarely bleed, but my medium-nibbed pens do, except when using high-end papers like Rhodia and Clairefontaine.I just grabbed a Waterman loaded with waterman Ink, no problem on Moleskine at all. Fine point but fairly wet ink compared to my Lamy which is loaded with the registrars Ink, also in Fine point.
My main thing with inks is I strongly prefer ones that are permanent so I'm perfectly happy with iron gall ink. I think the risk is overblown for the ig inks made for fountain pens. Yes you can source some that are meant for dip pens that probably shouldn't be stored in a fountain pen, but I've had my Lamy about six months and am on it's second fill of the ig and see no issues.