Life Noble Note Notebook Review

Life Noble Note Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 3 Comments

From the first time I ever used a notebook from Life, I was a fan. Everything about them appeals to me. Their product design is top notch, their product quality is extremely high and their paper is a dream to write on. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used a Life product that has disappointed me. Today I want …

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Graphilo Notebook Review

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Whenever I would read lists of paper and notebooks that people recommend, Graphilo notebooks always seemed to show up. Unfortunately, I was never able to find one when I was out shopping for paper. Although they are available on Amazon, I didn’t want to spend that kind of money just to try out a notebook. Fortunately, when I was at …

Elia Note notebook review tomoe river paper

Elia Note Notebook Review

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For those of you who like to write, the Elia Note notebook might just be a dream come true. It comes filled with an astounding 496 pages of 52gsm Tomoe River paper, so you’ll have lots of room to write (and lots of great paper to write on) before it’s time for a new notebook. I’ve already done a full review …

Itoya Romeo Notebook Review cover

Itoya Romeo Spiral Notebook Review

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There are times when you want to write your experiences, and then there are times when you want to have a writing experience. For the latter, only the finest pen, ink and paper will do. For your paper choice, I would highly recommend you consider an Itoya Romeo notebook. While they are not easy to find and certainly aren’t cheap, …

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Minimalism Art Notebook Review

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The Minimalism Art notebook is a faux-leather clad notebook with a feel that is more luxurious than its cost. It is filled with heavy paper, has a good number of options and comes in many different colors. Is this notebook all looks or is it great for use with fountain pens as well? First Impressions The first thing I noticed …

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Kokuyo Campus Notebook Review

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The Kokuyo Campus notebook is a no-frills, fountain pen friendly notebook. Many people also consider it to be a great notebook for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot on nice paper. I found some for sale the last time I was in San Francisco’s Japantown and picked one up to try it out myself. Read on to hear …

Leuchtturm Paper Quality comparison

A Tale Of Two Notebooks: Differences in Leuchtturm Paper Quality

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I recently posted a review of the Leuchtturm1917 Softcover notebook and gave it high marks for the paper quality. Specifically, I was impressed with the great shading and lack of feathering or bleeding that the paper showed. Shortly after posting that review, I heard from a few people who had vastly different experiences with their Leuchtturm notebooks. I also realized …

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Leuchtturm1917 Softcover Notebook Review

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Disclaimer: I have left the following post as it was originally written since it does apply to this particular notebook, but for a more complete review of Leuchtturm notebooks, please read my blog post A Tale Of Two Notebooks: Differences In Leuchtturm Paper Quality. I do not recommend you purchase a Leuchtturm notebook based solely on the following review without …

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Clairefontaine Basic Clothbound Notebook Review

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Is there such a thing as paper that is too smooth? Most fountain pen users want paper that is smooth to write on, but I’ve regularly heard people say that Clairefontaine paper is too smooth for them. I have used the Clairefontaine Triomphe in the past and thought it was extremely smooth, but wondered how a basic notebook would compare. …