Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Review: Clairefontaine Wirebound Notebook

Big thanks go out to Karen from Exaclair, Inc. for another great Notebook to review.

* Image taken from Swisherpens.com

Info on Notebook:
* Wirebound
* Multiple Subjects Pages in pale pastel colors: blue, pink, green & yellow with blank index tabs
* Graph w/12 tabs
* 60 sheets 6 3/4" / 8 5/8"

This is a real handy notebook you can divide it up and use as a sectional for classes or as a handy journal. As always extremely smooth paper, which you will find with all Clairefontaine products. If your looking to pick this up head over to The Daily Planner for great prices and selection.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Review: Rhodia Notepads

Have you ever looked and felt a notebook and said, "I'm going to enjoy writing in this one," if so then you know how I felt about the sample notebooks I received from Karen at Exaclair to review. First ones up are the Rhodia Pads we have the Bloc Rhodia N 14 (4.3 x 6.7in), and the Staple bound Graph Pad-Black (looks like a mini-notebook at 3 x 4 3/4in).
I really enjoy graph paper in notebooks because it helps me focus on my writing, makes me try to keep my writing small and contained in the boxes, and I save paper!

If you haven't had the chance to feel/use the paper in the Rhodia notebooks, telling you its smooth is an understatement! The pages also hold ink very will and I experienced very little bleed through when I wrote this review using my Platinum Preppy Fountain pen from Jetpens. These notebooks make great gifts you can find them in your local Art Stores or online at TheDailyPlanner.com.

Bloc Rhodia N 14 info:
- 80g acid-free white vellum paper - 21.3lb
- 80 sheets
- Perforated pages for easy removal
- Cover folds over the back, which helps when taking notes

Staple bound Graph Pad-Black info:
- Card covers coated and waterproof
- 80g acid-free white vellum paper - 21.3lb
- 48 pages 24 sheets

* Size comparison with the Staple bound Graph Pad-Black and Field Notes Memo Book.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pelikan Fountain Pens and Refill Cartridges available at Jetpens

Just a quick note for anyone looking for those Pelikan Fountain Pens: Pelikano, Pelikano Junior, and Script Italic Calligraphy Fountain Pens there now available for purchase at JetPens!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Reviews on the way!

I have a couple of reviews on the way... things have been a little hectic.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Review: Field Notes Memo Books

"I'm not writing it down to remember it later,
I'm writing it down to remember it now."

The good folks at
Field Notes sent me a sample package to review!

- 48 page memo book

- 3-1/2" wide by 5-1/2″ tall

- Rugged three-staple saddle-stitch process
- Perfect 3/16″ (5mm) graphed paper

- Manufactured and printed in the U.S.A.
I really enjoy the brown graph lines instead of the standard blue.

When I'm on the go I usually write myself notes on Post It's Notes and toss them when I'm done, with these handy memo books these are a keeper for my purse! Great size, smooth paper, and appealing layout.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Review: Uni-ball Signo Bit UM-201 Gel Ink Pen - 0.18 mm - Red

I received the Uni-ball Signo Bit UM-201 Gel Ink Pen - 0.18 mm - Red from JetPens! to review. I know there's a couple of reviews out there about this pen so I won't be too wordy with mine. The design of the pen is really nice with a splash of color from the cap of the pen to the tail section letting you know which color your using.
Writing with the pen is pretty comfortable because of the molded plastic on the body. Your able to make some really fine lines with this pen as I realized with the rice test. I was able to write clearly on a grain of rice the word 'pens'.
The is some scratching noise when writing with this pen other then that this is a great everyday pen.