Hello, everyone today I’m doing a review of the new Lloyd Tubman 1917 B6 Softcover Notebook.
Alright, let’s check it out.
This is a fairly new size that Leuchtturn came out with a little while ago, as I said, it’s a B6 and in between an A6 and an A5, so it’s slightly more compact and more portable than an A5 would be, so, The dimensions on this are 5 inches by 7.5, inches or 12 point 5 centimeters by 19 centimeters, and this color is the new color port red and, as of now, I believe this color is only available in Europe and not yet in the US, but it should Come out – and US hopefully soon.
As far as I can tell the red, looks slightly more pinkish on camera, but it definitely has a pinkish tint to it. But it’s a, I think, it’s a really pretty color alright.
So, let’s take off the sleeve right here as it comes with. This is a softcover notebook, as you can see and as rounded edges, and it has a 123 numbered pages. They used to be 121. Now it’s 123. They made some slight design changes on their notebooks, which I will show you next.
The color of the paper is it’s a cream-colored and it comes with two bookmarks and match the color of the notebook and the cover itself it’s plastic vegan leather, as you can call it, and it has a slight texture to it. My ears is fine and then the back boy tune. The Carol focus in Boston it in the back, and here you have the elastic, strap, which seems fairly durable and nicely done.
In the back you have a pocket and it also comes with archival stickers as every noised in the book and the history of the Company in a row thank you card right there.
So again, I should decide a little quicker compared to a standard, A5. So this is a soft cover, a five. So this is the difference right there makes it a little bit more portable and I really love the size because it is more portable, but you still have plenty of writing space in it, because sometimes the A6 can start to feel a little bit cramped. But there is still plenty of space to write.
You see the rounded edges just check it out. He says Leuchtturm 1917, and it says please return to with some lines here we can put down the information so, as I said , they slightly changed their design and they also using a different font. Now it looks a bit more modern than here it tells a little bit about the notebook,
Here you have the table of contents and it used to be three pages now they only offer two. I might make a separate entry in this life design changes. They did I’m not sure yet, I’m let me know if you want to read that,
I said here you can see that number two pages which makes this suitable as a bullet journal. This is the blank version. It also is available as a line one and as a dot grid.
The notebook is stitched in the pouch, let’s check this out, I can find it in one second, here there we go, you can see the stitching looks like fairly good qualities nicely done. It shouldn’t come apart at all.
The notebook flies flat, which is always a big bonus
Let’s check out my writing sample. So here we have a pencil, a ballpoint pen, 0.4 Malouda, gel pen, 0.7 millimeter gel pen, and here we have the fountain pen Pilot MetropolitamÂ medium Diamine Marine ink, and I’m just not really in discovering new ways. It’s like had a feathering barely. So it’s definitely found kind of friendly paper.
But the ghosting is quite pronounced here. It’s not really coming through here, but it just looks like just about to bleed through, so you can definitely use a fountain pen with this paper. One thing you should be aware of that it is there’s quite a bit of ghosting and I feel like that, got a little worse over the years with noise too. I don’t remember the ghosting being this bad, so it still feels like really nice paper quality.
I mentioned in another video of one of these softcover ones that they used different paper on their self covering notebooks. That was not as good as the hardcover notebooks, but this paper in here feels like the ones they use in the hardcover notebooks, so feel like they’re using better paper quality again, I’m not sure if this is just a good batch or if they now again use the same paper all throughout their lines, softcover and hardcover, because this notebook is also made in China, like all the other softcover notebooks they’re hardcover notebooks are Made in Taiwan unless they should switched it over to China to I’m sure and bought a hardcover in a while. So as I said sure on that one.
So that’s something positive about this notebook that I noticed again: better quick paper quality. It’S a really really nice feeling paper. If you don’t mind the ghosting, it has really velvety soft feel to it, It’s super super nice to touch. I love these paper, but it’s not as slick as they’re from 10 paper. It just feels really melody soft .
So I personally love the size of this notebook. I love the color. The only thing is, the price is a bit steep for what it is. You only get 123 pages, so my opinion, the price is a bit high on that notebook, but other than that, I think it’s great. Let’s see how to hold up holds up, it should Leuchtturm, has good quality notebooks, it’s not the best one for fountain paper, especially if you use thicker and broader nibs and winter nibs. But if you don’t mind the ghost thing, I think it’s a great notebook.
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