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Friday, August 6, 2010


Rollabind very generously sent me this notebook as a sample to review.  Thank you Rollabind!

I had never used Rollabind products before so this was my first experience with disc-bound pages.  It's an interesting concept to me.  It seems like an excellent merger between the flexibility of a ring-bound system with the ability to add and remove pages, yet with the slimness and portability of a regular notebook.

An additional benefit of a disc-bound system is you can put in any size pages at all.  Just punch them with the Rollabind punch, and even small scraps of paper will fit on the discs.

This notebook has a polypro cover which is flexible yet very durable, and wipes clean easily.  It holds US Letter size paper (8 1/2 by 11 inches), so it can hold meeting notes, class notes, photocopies, absolutely anything--just punch it and into the notebook it goes.

The pages can be removed and replaced easily.

You just pull the pages up off the discs, and press in pages back onto the discs.  The notched tabs fit onto the discs easily.
The Rollabind selection is huge!  There are various sizes, and a wide variety of covers from the very reasonably priced polypro line, all the way up to elegant leather.  There's even a line of eco-friendly recycled notebooks too.

You can find Rollabind online at www.rollabind.com and you can follow them on Twitter @Rollabind.

Many thanks again to Rollabind for giving me the opportunity to try out their system!


  1. So, the discs don't open (like a ring bound system) but the inserts have slitted holes? Do the inserts stay put?

    Interesting concept, and I like the idea that you can punch just about anything and stick it in there...

    Great review, thank you for posting it!

  2. Thanks!

    Yes, the discs are solid, with a wide edge that holds the tabbed paper edges securely.

  3. I like that the discs are the same color as the cover. I also like the ease of moving the pages around so you can "file" them according to your project.

    I'm definitely going to check this product out further! Thanks for the review.

  4. DIYPlanner.com has a substantial group of Rolla/Circa users :) That's how I fell under the disc-bound spell ^^

  5. Yes after trying the Rollabind I can see why it's so popular with the DIYers!

  6. I like to take notes--when I read the news, when I read books, when I see things on TV--you get the idea. I tried to use my FF, but didn't always have it handy--no matter what size, a FF is somewhat bulky. I tend to use large post-it notes and keep them around the house in places where I read or watch TV. Then I scoop them up and try to consolidate in my FF what I have written--but this is doing work twice. Maybe I need just a simple notebook.


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