Kyokuto F.O.B COOP W Ring Notebook - B5 - Dot Grid - Silver

Kyokuto's F.O.B COOP W Ring notebook has a two-layer front cover—a translucent cover on top, and a beautiful glossy cover underneath. Both are thick and flexible. The back cover is thicker still, and less bendable. The notebook lays flat when pages are folded back, thanks to the "W" rings (twin rings). This type of binding, along with the stiff back cover, makes it easy to jot notes while holding the notebook in your hand. The paper inside is smooth, offering an enjoyable writing experience. The upper corner of every page has spaces to fill in the page number and date.

The notebook contains 80 sheets, and the pages are printed with a 5 mm dot grid, a convenient layout for writing organized notes and sketching. Kyokuto calls this a B5 notebook, but the actual dimensions are semi B5: 7.0 x 9.9 inches (17.9 x 25.2 cm).

Weight13.7 ounces
Binding Twin Ring
Cover Material Cardstock, Plastic
Cover Type Softcover
Number of Sheets 80
Paper Weight 81.4 gsm
Perforated No
Refillable No
Sheet Style Dotted Grid
Size - Depth 1 cm
Size - Length 25.7 cm
Size - Width 18.2 cm
Standard Paper Size B5

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Customer Reviews

I ordered this notebook...
November 21, 2014
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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!
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Nice notebook! A little...
October 21, 2014
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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.
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Great notebook! The...
February 9, 2015
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Great notebook! The gridded dots provide a subtle guide for organized writing and sketching.
A great notebook to use...
January 22, 2015
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A great notebook to use when creating mind maps.
Loving the quality of...
January 10, 2015
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Loving the quality of the paper in this nicely sized notebook. Very little bleed through even with wet inks. Using it at work daily now. The dots are great Only reason it's not 5 stars in my mind is the front cardboard cover is not quite thick enough and I've already bent it. Not a huge thing, but a detail I would change.