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February 16, 2014
These memo notes are...
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These memo notes are really small. I think for the function, they are a good size--if you want to make notes in a book, it makes sense to not use something so large as to obscure text. However, if you are using them for some other purpose, they might not fit your needs. What could you possibly write on the duck or the baby elephant that would be useful? They're cute and fun, but not worth nearly 10 cents each!

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February 16, 2014
I was a bit disappointed...
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I was a bit disappointed with these pens; I had bought colored pens for the first time a few years ago, opting to purchase Staedtler's colorful ballpoint pen set on Amazon. I never use the green or the orange in that set because they're so light that it makes them hard to read from a distance. These Pilot pens are much more legible from a distance (2 ft away) but they aren't as saturated as I would have expected--although more saturated than the coordinating Staedtler colors. I suspect that this is a problem inherent to the color, not to the pen or ink. However, the colors on the Jetpens example are deeper than the actual output. The pink that I bought matches the example, but the green and the orange are not an exact match--looks like the contrast was bumped up or something.

I will not be refilling these colors once they run out. Possibly the other colors perform well, but the orange and the green aren't dark enough to make useful pens. The pen itself, though, is really nice quality pen for how cheap it is! I expect that I'll probably just refill it with different colors in the series in the future.

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February 16, 2014
I was a bit disappointed...
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I was a bit disappointed with these pens; I had bought colored pens for the first time a few years ago, opting to purchase Staedtler's colorful ballpoint pen set on Amazon. I never use the green or the orange in that set because they're so light that it makes them hard to read from a distance. These Pilot pens are much more legible from a distance (2 ft away) but they aren't as saturated as I would have expected--although more saturated than the coordinating Staedtler colors. I suspect that this is a problem inherent to the color, not to the pen or ink. However, the colors on the Jetpens example are deeper than the actual output. The pink that I bought matches the example, but the green and the orange are not an exact match--looks like the contrast was bumped up or something.

I will not be refilling these colors once they run out. Possibly the other colors perform well, but the orange and the green aren't dark enough to make useful pens. The pen itself, though, is really nice quality pen for how cheap it is! I expect that I'll probably just refill it with different colors in the series in the future.

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February 16, 2014
I was really excited...
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I was really excited to buy this tape because it's so cute, but I neglected to understand how large 8mm actually is--about 0.25 inches. Hence, it is a really skinny tape! I think 0.5 inches would be too big, 1 cm would be a much more appropriate size. Nevertheless, the 8mm tape fits perfectly within the lines of college-ruled paper. So if you're using the tape as a separating technique for journaling, like I am, it's not a bad choice. On the other hand, would I pay this much for such a tiny roll of tape again? No. Use a rolling heart stamp and call it a day, if you don't need the specific function of tape. Better use of resources, imo.

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February 16, 2014
I've never bought any...
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I've never bought any Field Notes before, so this was a great introduction to them. I had read before that the limited edition sets have a heavier paper than the normal paper cover ones. I'm not sure how they compare to others, but the paper in this book is certainly thick enough to perform very well with fountain pens. I also love how Field Notes state all of the "specifications" for how the jotter was created, down to the ink type and machine that was used for each component. The pages are a "soft white" which means they are a little creamier than xerox printer paper. The decal that comes with it is a "permanent water transfer" decal, which means that you soak it in water and can apply the front or back of the decal to any hard flat surface; once it dries I assume it would be permanent and not water-soluble. It's very difficult for me to feel convinced to buy pamphlets (e.g. one signature books), being a bookbinder, but I think the Field Notes products possess a lot of qualities that make them worthwhile. Not quite up there for me as Rhodia is, but pretty close! Will definitely buy some limited edition runs from them again.

 
February 9, 2014
I originally wanted to...
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I originally wanted to buy more colors of these bundles, but I'm glad I stuck with just one. The covers are really classy and the paper is very high quality, but I don't like how the cover is inflexible. You have to push it down when you're writing, and then when you want to close it, it sticks up obnoxiously. It's kind of surprising, since the notebooks are sewn, not stapled, so they should be able to lie flat a little better. On the other hand, the paper is very nice to write on, and you can't see the writing from the other side at all when using a fountain pen. It's so smooth to the touch, it almost feels like vellum or something. Nice materials, but the construction leaves something to be desired.

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