figurare notebook cover with Parker Vacumatic fountain pen

Figurare Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 2 Comments

I’m always a little excited to come across a notebook brand that is less common or that I’ve never heard of before. Years ago I came across this Figurare notebook in San Francisco’s Japantown and picked it up. Even though I’m not a huge fan of spiral-bound notebooks, the paper felt great, so I was hopeful that it would be …

Tsubame Note Notebook review

Tsubame Note Notebook Review

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I always love it when someone asks if I’ve tried out a particular notebook and it leads to me discovering something that I otherwise may not have found on my own. This is what happened in the case of the Tsubame Note notebooks. An Instagram friend told me how much she loved these notebooks and hoped that I could find …

CVS Caliber Notebook Review cover

CVS Caliber Composition Book Review

John Bosley Reviews 6 Comments

When I first heard that you could buy quality notebooks at CVS (a chain of pharmacy/drugstores), I was skeptical. I figured they might have paper that worked with fountain pens, but it wouldn’t be anything special. Still, I wanted to investigate and see how good the paper really is. A notebook only costs a few dollars, so I figured I …

Life L Writing Paper Review

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If you write a lot of letters and want some of the finest paper available for fountain pens, you need to try out some Life L Writing Paper. Out of all of the papers I’ve ever tested, this one has performed the best and has the highest rating. That’s impressive, considering I’ve tested over 50 fountain pen friendly papers! What’s …

Clairefontaine Triomphe paper review

Clairefontaine Triomphe Writing Paper Review

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Some people like a little feedback from their paper when they write, while others prefer a very smooth writing experience. If you are one of the latter and have never used Clairefontaine Triomphe paper, that needs to change immediately. To say that this paper is smooth would be a big understatement. But other than being smooth, does it have anything …

Midori MD Cotton Notebook Review

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If there is one notebook that has recently attained cult status, it’s the Midori MD Cotton notebooks. Midori recently changed their sizing from standard A-sizing (A4, A5, A6) to a new and unconventional sizing they call F-sizing (F0, F2, F3). The “F” is supposed to stand for “Figure” and the sizes are created around the Golden Ratio. In addition to …