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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jottrr notebook

I received this cool Jottrr notebook from The Paperie as a sample to review. Jottrr is a new brand of notebooks that I had never heard of, so of course I was very excited to check them out. Many thanks to The Paperie for sending me this notebook!

Jottrr notebooks are priced cheaper than the similar-sized large Moleskine notebooks, with thicker paper.   Additionally, Jottrr notebooks have blank, lined and quadruled pages all in one book, which is excellent for those of us who normally wind up carrying around more than one notebook with different types of paper.

The left side of the page is blank, and the right side is lined.

At the back of the book are 20 perforated pages (10 sheets) , 5 sheets of which are the blank/ lined sheets, and 5 sheets are quadruled.

The pages are numbered, making it easy to index your book.

The Jottrr notebook has 160 pages of 120 g paper, as noted on their website.  This means that the notebook is thicker than your average Moleskine or similar book.  The size is approximately A5, which means it's a good balance of page size and portability.

The cover is flexible:

And yet the book is not floppy at all.  The cover is still firm enough to write holding the book on your lap or in your hand.  The sewn binding allows the book to open flat and to stay open on a surface, which is very convenient.

There is a very thick elastic strap, which holds the book closed very securely so there is no worry about it flapping open in your bag. 

But curiously, there is no ribbon page marker. There is a pocket in the back:

The thick, cream colored paper is very nice to write on and is designed for fountain pen use.  Since I don't have any fountain pens to test the paper with, I highly recommend you check out Lady Dandelion's excellent review of the Jottrr notebook with lots of photos of fountain pen ink tests for more information about fountain pen performance on this paper.

Jottrr notebooks come in charcoal gray (as shown here), yellow and pink.  You can order them online at The Paperie.

Many thanks again to The Paperie for sending me this excellent notebook!

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