Bullet Journal Notebook Review
- Key Features: The Moleskine name carries a lot of weight in the art world and excellent journal construction is a key feature of this line of notebooks
- Size: 8.25″ x 5″
- Cover: hardcover with 9+ color options
- Binding: sewn
- Pages: 240
- Additional features: dots go all the way to the edge of the page
- Page styles available: dotted | lined | squared | blank (and a variety of artist journals also available)
- Paper Quality: 70gsm
- Ghosting? Yes, terrible ghosting – making the backside of each page unusable
- Bleeding? Yes, even with pens that normally don’t bleed elsewhere
- Feathering? None that I’ve seen, the paper has a coating for fountain pen writing
We all love Moleskine because they brought the idea of carrying a notebook around with you everywhere to the mainstream. The name recognition and reputation seem to carry this brand – I say that because the paper quality alone wouldn’t hold up in a lesser known brand name. I have an old soft cover Moleskine from years ago and when I pulled it out to do this review and compare it to my newly purchased hardcover Classic, I see that the paper is still the same as it was all those years ago. In an attempt to make that old notebook useable, I had started to glue two pages together just so I could use both sides of a page. I abandoned using that old notebook and ended up using it to practice doodles and scribbles with new pens.
On the other hand – if you are in the market for a good artist sketchbook or watercolor notebook, definitely look to Moleskine. I have a mini watercolor notebook and love the paper quality in that one.