|Model Number||KYOKUTO PTD03SV|
|Cover Material||Cardstock, Plastic|
|Number of Sheets||80|
|Paper Weight||81.4 gsm|
|Sheet Style||Dotted Grid|
|Size - Depth||1 cm|
|Size - Length||25.7 cm|
|Size - Width||18.2 cm|
|Standard Paper Size||B5|
November 21, 2014
I ordered this notebook...
I ordered this notebook expecting to like it, as I'm a big fan of the dot pages, and like the places for Page & Date in the upper right hand corner of pages...however I had no idea how pleased I would be! I have a lot of notebooks - perhaps more than I could use in two lifetimes. However, I was impressed enough to make this the first notebook for which I was inspired to write a review. The pages are large, a hair less than 10" in height (vertical) and a bit over 7" in width (including the perforations that go around the spiral). Note that the pages tear right off the spiral, with no perforations that would give a nice edge. Even so, you an still cut the edges of with a paper cutter or scissor....but if I could deduct a half of a star I would - but it's either a 4 or 5, and I think it's way closer to 5 than 4.
Overall the notebook is a nice weight, even heavy (in a good way), and the paper is thick enough so that most pens do not soak through but light enough not to be off-putting. The dots are novel and spacing (5mm) appropriate. I plan to order the lined version, that I believe has a 7mm spacing. I would love this little number in a smaller format for lists, desktop or even a purse pad.
In summation.... PROS: weight, paper thickness, dimensions, dots, layout and more.
CONS: no perforations to make straight edge when torn out!
Great notebook - will order this one again!
October 21, 2014
Nice notebook! A little...
Nice notebook! A little smaller than a 8.5 x11 page. The paper really gets the best out of pens...I like smooth pens, but they all seem better on this paper. A 1.0 jetstream is just ridiculous on it, and my morning glory Mach 3 pens are perfectly matched to the paper.
As mentioned, some bleed through with fountain pens, but it depends on the ink. It doesn't bother me, so I use both sides of the pages. My gel and roller ball pens don't bleed through.
Love the dot grids. Clever structure when you need it, but not distracting when you don't.