|This is a ruled journal, but also available in dot, quad, and plain pages, and probably the most colors of any brand. Leuchtturm1917|
These have a nice tight closure band, and not shown is the two marker ribbons. One is the same color as the cover and the other striped.
|Using the same pens as before I found the page to be nice to write upon. However I don't know if it was the paper or the nib of the second Waterman that prevented it from working. I suspect the nib since Waterman nibs can be a bit stubborn, especially with Noodler's Bulletproof inks. Ink takes a while to dry on this paper; note the smudging of the Shaeffer ink. This was written about a minute before it was scanned and the scanner smudged it.|
|I was disappointed at the amount of bleed through even for non-fountain pens, and pencil.|
|The thin paper is also disappointing. Thinner than Moleskine at .0036 inches. At least thickness is the same on all the pages measured.|
|I really like the preformatted T.O.C. too bad the rest of the journal does not measure up.|
|Predate line and prenumbered are real nice addition, but not enough for me to spend the extra money to get more of these.|
|I really liked the labels. It would be nice to have a shelf of journals all with the same spine label format.|
|Typecast sent from my 1953 HHP. |
I was disappointed with this journal. First thing I noticed was it came from Taiwan. I thought that might put it a notch above Piccadilly which is made in China, but not so. I don't like expensive journals that don't give me a big bang for my buck.
I first saw one of these when one of the fellows had one at one of our book store typewriter gatherings (now on hold because of stay at home orders and the virus). It looked like it would be a nice journal. I especially liked the page format with the date and numbers. Neither of these are killers for not buying a notebook. I've been manually numbering the pages and adding my date to an entry from way back when I was in school and all we had (at least in a small coal mine town) was the famous three ring binder or a spiral wound binder.
Later I graduated to Composition books.
I did some scanning of this journal and set it aside until it was time for this review which is not all that much of an objective review yet, is it not that I should or should not state my likes/dislikes and why?
I do these reviews without any outline or draft. I should really work from at least an outline, but I did not start that way. For this I don't want to change.
When I get through all the notebooks I review I'll do a summary that will be more organized with advantages and disadvantages of both. Again, these will be my view as I know others will have different views on some of the same brands of notebooks.
I know many readers of the blog as well as some locals who love Moleskine. I also know some who run from them instead of to them. That's fine. I used to run into burning buildings and think nothing of it. I still would if I were still in the FD.
I also know some readers and locals who do not journal. Some use plain old pads. Others use different forms of notebooks, and still others use only their PC.
What do notebooks, fountain pens, typewriters, and other methods of writing have in common? We all have our favorite.
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