Hello everyone, today I’m doing a review of the Seven Seas Writter by Nanami Paper made with Tomoe River paper. So let’s check it out.
This is how comes, it comes in a slip case, it’s a cream-colored, yellowish cardboard case. This is what it looks like and then there’s the actual notebook in there. So let’s get it out.
Alright, this is the notebook. I think this case is great for archiving the actual notebook, but I wouldn’t tote it around in it and pull it in and out too much because, as you can see, it are readily already slightly damaged the cover here, so if you plan on carrying this notebook around a lot, I would suggest getting a different cover for it.
It’s plain black, it has this nice little structure to it and there’s nothing that says you know no branding or nothing just plain black.
It’s pretty flexible, as you can see rounded edges, then it has 480 pages, which i think is incredible.
It’s Tomoe river paper. It is 52 grand paper. Is it extremely thin You can tell here almost like you know, like that Bible paper and if you’re, a fountain pen, user, you’ve, probably heard of Tamoe River paper, because even though it is so extremely thin, there’s absolutely no bleed through. When you use a fountain pen, which i think is incredible.
The size is a a5 which means it is 8.3 by 5.8 inches or 14.8 by 21 centimeters.
This 7 millimeter ruling and the lines actually very little grey dots, let’s see if the camera can pick. There is a slight margin at the edges and top and bottom. It is a off-white cream. Colored paper, which I like.
It lies extremely flat. When you open it up another big bonus, in my opinion, it is made in Japan. So this is a high quality product.
It comes with a blotting paper which is great for people who use a fountain pen with you know, broader nibs. That might take a little bit more dry time. One thing people complain about is the dry time with certain fountain pens.
I show you my writing sample. I used the Pilot Metropolitan Medium Nib with Diamine Marine Ink and I have had absolutely no problem whatsoever. The ink is dry within a few seconds, so I didn’t come across that at all. Let’s check it out as regular pencil. Then the ballpoint pen, like a big round stic medium, gel pen, uniball signo and then the Pilot Metropolitan Medium Nib with Diamine Marine Ink , and I must say it is such a pleasure to write in this notebook with a fountain pen. It is really smooth paper without that glossy feel that maybe a Clairefontaine paper, as you might know it from Rhodia notebooks Clairefontaine notebooks. So it’s it’s fairly smooth without a glossy feel to it the fountain pen glides over its so easily, because it doesn’t soak up a lot of ink. The inks actually appear to be slightly lighter in color than writing other type of notebooks i noticed, but it is such a pleasure to write on this. It’s just so easy to just flows, so I can only how I recommend this for fountain-pen users.
Yes, it does have quite a bit of ghosting, because the paper is so thin. It does not bother me personally to be honest if it does bother you, maybe just you know, write on one side and leave this page blank, but um yeah not a big deal for me, as you can see the ghosting, but there’s absolutely no bleed through which I think is incredible for paper. That is that thing to set 52 grand paper 480 pages which retails for I think it’s around and on my paper retails for around $ 30, which sounds expensive. But when you calculate the price per per page, it’s actually cheaper than a regular Moleskine notebook, so getting a lot of bang for your buck with that paper.
it has a two page markers which is a really nice feature and what else it’s available now. This is a first edition. I bought this a few months back now there’s a second edition available with this that looks almost the same, except for the page markers are gone. It is a few bucks cheaper now and it’s also available in plain paper. It used to be only available in blind graph lined paper. Now it’s also available as plain paper.
If you carry this around everyday and you want to you know, just just use it at home but carry it around in your bag i would highly recommend getting a cover for it, since it is standard a5 there’Ssa lot of covers out there that available Manami paper. Actually, some gorgeous leather covers for this one, so I would check out the website if you’re interested. I think that’s pretty much it. I can highly recommend this notebook, especially for your fountain pen user. It is slightly heavier than a notebook of the same size, but it has double the pages and it is still fairly light for what it offers and, as I said, extremely flexible. So if you interested go check out nanamipaper.com.
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