Kokuyo Campus CYO-BO notebook with Kaweco fountain pen

Kokuyo Campus High Grade (CYO-BO) Notebook Review

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Kokuyo has an impressive lineup of Campus notebooks, the most popular of which is their inexpensive notebook aimed at students. Look beyond that basic Campus notebook, though, and you’ll find a variety of notebooks with higher-quality paper options. Today we’re going to take a look at one of those notebooks, the Kokuyo Campus High Grade notebook with CYO-BO paper. First …

Paper Sample Pack Updates!

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I have some shop updates! – From now through the end of the year, every sample pack order will come with an extra paper sample that was previously only available via Paper of the Month subscriptions! Samples will be chosen randomly and information about each sample will be included. – In the past, some people have asked if I would …

Nuuna Flexcover Notebook Review

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Nuuna notebooks remained a bit of a mystery to me until recently. They don’t seem to be very popular in the States, so I’m sorry to say that I’d never even heard of them. Someone commented on a blog post suggesting I try them, which first brought them to my attention. Then I noticed that someone I follow on Instagram …

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The Big Paper Retesting and Rerating

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If you’re familiar with this site, you know that I’m a big fan of good paper. So much so, that I came up with my own rating system to test different papers. These tests involve using the exact same pens and inks every time in an effort to get consistent results. I have been using this system for more than …

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New Paper Search Tool Now Available!

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I recently started working on a tool that I hoped would prove to be a comprehensive search experience for anyone looking for specific paper qualities. Initially, these specific qualities were more or less what is already available in my Massive List of Fountain Pen Friendly Paper Ratings post. After coming up with a first draft and getting a bit of …

Custom Paper Sample Pack Updates

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I’m back with another Shop update. After February’s successful limited edition InCoWriMo Stationery Sample Pack, I wanted to add some new papers I had discovered to the Custom Sample Pack. I’ve also been looking around for other high-quality papers that may be of interest to paper lovers. The New Additions One paper that I’m excited to now offer is Kokuyo …

Itoya Profolio Oasis Light notebook purple

Profolio Oasis Light Notebook Review

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For some reason, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Profolio Oasis notebook. I don’t have anything against it, but it just doesn’t check the boxes I want it to check for a notebook. When I found out that Profolio started offering a different version of that notebook, the Profolio Oasis Light, I wasn’t very excited to try it …

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Paper Sample Packs – A Year End Summary and New Announcements!

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This past year things got really serious in the paper sample pack department. It seems that I’m not the only person out there who thought that being able to try paper samples without purchasing an entire notebook would be a good idea! Ironically, since I’ve started offering these sample packs I have purchased hundreds of different notebooks. On the plus …