I helped an Englishman, a woman from Kansas City and guy from Atlanta go to a pen show in Atlanta. In exchange, they gave me a notebook.
Turns out this was pretty fair exchange.
It’s a striking notebook. It has a vibrant orange cover, with an orange peel texture, and is embossed with the Pen Addict logo.
The notebook is an easily pocketable 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches (the same size as the popular Field Notes notebooks). It contains 48 pages of fountain pen friendly 60# paper with an orange dot grid pattern. The paper is smooth and handled every pen and nib I tried on it. The only time it bled through was when I tried to make it bleed with a flex nib pen.
The only thing I don’t really like about this notebook is the look of the paper. The bright orange dot grid surprised a couple people I showed it to (and they both like orange things). Their reaction was “Ooooh” when they saw the cover and then “Oh?” when they saw the pages.
Mind you, I’m not a big fan of graph paper anyway, but I especially didn’t like the way the orange lines tended to show through the ink or deflect the ink entirely leaving a visible line. Also, the pattern was vibrant enough to dominate most inks I put on it.
I’d like to get a version of this notebook with blank pages or, at the very least, a paler dot grid. I’ll use a few more books and also give away a few to help spread the addiction, er, the hobby.