• Mitch Malone, almost 5 years ago

    Things I want to know when I buy notebooks:

    1) Does it open flat? I hate fighting with my notebook. 2) What patterns are available? I prefer dot. 3) How big is it? I like a big notebook. 4) What's the paper weight? I like a heavier weight.

    It's amazing how many notebooks providers don't or make it difficult to answer these questions. This site answers most of these questions, so thanks.

    4 points
  • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, almost 5 years ago

    +1 — these notebooks are great and the company is wonderful. I have ordered quite a few of their Confidant's, as well as the smaller set and the pen.

    I combine them with Field Notes and always have a notebook with me.

    I recommend trying them..

    3 points
  • Rick Martin, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Do you have any advice for designers who might have a good notebook design, but are a little lost when it comes to choosing a printer/binder/notebook-maker-person? What lessons did you takeaway that might be useful to others?

    1 point
  • Tyler RenfroTyler Renfro, over 4 years ago

    The notebooks look awesome.

    My only concern is that they used brandon grotesque and proxima nova on the website.

    1 point
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 4 years ago

    I got one a while ago and it's a good quality notebook and a good value for the money. Nothing special about it though.

    1 point
  • Andy Warburton, over 4 years ago

    Does anyone know how the paper is? I frequently use Letraset Pro Markers for my mockups / sketching and they leak through a lot of paper. so it takes something really tough to prevent leakage.

    1 point
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      My experience has been positive. BUT I've heard from others that use thick nibbed pens with water based inks are seeing leakage.

      1 point
    • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, over 4 years ago

      My experience is the same — paper is solid, but heavy ink pens will bleed. Most pens work fine, however.

      Even with the bleeding, however, the back-side of pages are still useful.

      If you're filling in UI sketches, you'll have some more trouble on the other side.

      0 points
  • Michael AfonsoMichael Afonso, over 4 years ago

    My only problem with this notebook was the cover and how easy it was to mark by accidental scruffing. I marked the cover within the first 3 days of having it and it looks really unpleasant to keep holding and carrying around so I went back to my moleskine.

    1 point
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 4 years ago

      They do sell a nice cover for it, but I understand that shouldn't be required to keep them clean. I'm personally a BIG fan of Baron Fig, and I like the marks, scuffs, and general wear on them. It's like a pair of nicely worn jeans.

      6 points
  • vadim mikhnovvadim mikhnov, almost 5 years ago

    I fail to see any difference to Moleskine or any other similar notebook.

    1 point