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Thoughts On Paper Size and Weight

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When you stop and think about it, there are terms and measurements that we use on a regular basis but might not have any idea about where they come from. Today I’m going to chat a bit about two paper terms that I use all of the time but only recently took the time to actually learn about. So, buckle …

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Strathmore Writing Pad

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While many people reading this probably use their fountain pens on a regular basis for daily tasks such as writing lists or taking notes, some of you may occasionally write (or want to write) letters. Today I’m going to take a quick look at some paper that you’ve likely seen before but may have never tried out. I’m talking about …

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Logical Air Swing Notebook Review

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If you’ve already read my review of the Logical Swing notebook, this review of the Logical Air Swing will feel quite familiar. The notebooks are nearly identical, with one key exception. What could that be, you ask? Read on to find out. First Impressions This is very much a no-frills notebook. It doesn’t look very impressive and feels a little …

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Logical Swing Notebook Review

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You may already know that I’m a big fan of the Logical Prime notebook. This notebook, the Logical Swing, is made by Nakabayashi, the same company who makes the Logical Prime. I’m excited to try it out and see if it’s a less-expensive alternative to the Logical Prime. First Impressions On first glance, this notebook seems to be intended for …

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Ayush Notebook Review

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Ayush notebooks have been on the fountain pen scene for just a few years now. I had heard great things about them, so when I knew that I was going to be seeing Kirk from Pen Realm, I ordered some for him to bring along to our meetup. While it doesn’t look like he currently has the same notebooks that …

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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 …