Here I am breaking in the new Ciak journal. I'm just writing about my workout routine on this page. So far so good. The pages of this journal really receives ink very well. I miss my Moleskines ability to lay flat on it's own, this Ciak will not. I'm using the Lamy Joy which has a 1.1 nib for calligraphy. That means more ink onto the page per stroke. This pen gets horrble ink mileage. It's like the V8 muscle car of the pen world. All this is written with Waterman Black ink. So far the I'm still trying to get use to using the nib. I don't know a thing about calligraphy but I hope by the end of this journal I'll have a better grasp of the pen!