This is an example. The notebook in the example has a shine to the paper's finish similar to many non-fountain pen friendly paper, but the paper is fine with a fountain pen. The Piccadilly paper is not shiny.
This Piccadilly notebook is almost twice as expensive, but still half that of a Moleskine. The notebook example, Moleskine and this Piccadilly all come from China.
The paper in this latest notebook has a nice finish almost like a Moleskine, but not quite as rough. The inks I tried did not feather nor did they bleed through the page nearly as much as the same inks that I used with my Moleskine notebooks.
All of the pens I used wrote smoothly on this paper. I did, and do, not like narrow ruled paper for fountain pens. I usually just write on every other line so I can make my letters at least readable. When I print I seldom use every other line.
The notebook is a bound notebook of 240 pages. The band states it is medium ruled, but if laid beside a college ruled notebook the spacing is nearly the same. The leatherette covering feels much the same as my Moleskine notebooks, and this notebook also has a rear cover pocket for those who like those. I do find the pockets handy at times, especially when I travel and use a pocket notebook. The cover pocket makes a nice place to hide money or credit cards since the notebook does not resemble a wallet.
The notebook pages are 8.25 inches (210 mm) long and 5 1/8 inches (129 mm) wide.
Fully open the notebook is 10 1/4 inches (260mm) wide. Closed the notebook is 5/8 inch (16mm) thick.
The notebook has an elastic band closure and a ribbon page marker.
Overall I like this notebook and plan to buy and use more. Quality-wise this is a much better buy than a Moleskine. One day I will try a Rhodia.