A quick follow up to the blog post comparing different types of paper.
Since there has been some interest in this topic, here the diagram with the samples above the plots.
A sample with not much variation results in a condensed violin plot, which is easy to see here.
It doesn’t seem to matter if a paper as lots of areas the lead can’t reach, i.e. parts that stay white. As long as the dark areas are properly dark the mark left by the paper feels dark.