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Maruman Mnemosyne - Word Book - 4.1" X 2.1" - 100 Sheets - MARUMAN W190
I purchased two of these little books - one for cataloging my ink samples, one for watercolor paints. It performs admirably for both media, and offers me a conveniently sized record of all of my fountain pen inks and all of my watercolors. Like a more compact version of a 3-ring binder, they are easy to pop open and reshuffle the order of the pages - it's so simple to reorder if one adds a new ink or paint to the lineup. A sample of each ink or paint swabbed right down to the bottom edge of each card allows one to easily compare it with other color references, and one of the small, stretchy elastic hair bands keeps each book closed. I am very happy with them, and would recommend them without reservation for this purpose.

About Maruman

Maruman Co., Ltd. was founded in 1920 in Tokyo Japan to produce and sell sketch books to middle schools. The founder of Maruman went to visit Europe to purchase spiral notebook machines at that time. At the time, such machines were the first to be used in Japan. In 1967, Maruman developed a plastic binder. In 1995, Maruman created a report pad series with a simple and novel design.

Maruman's research focus is "how to practically bind paper". The company takes great care in distinguishing various usage types of paper and design paper types specific to each particular function, be it for studying, drawing, painting, journaling, etc.

Maruman's latest product line, "Mnemosyne", is a big hit in Japan. Named after the Greek goddess for memory, each Mnemosyne notebook features a sturdy cover and is firmly bound with a dual ring system.