Artist’s Loft Hardcover Journal

Bullet Journal Notebook Review

 

Key Features:

  • Key Features: great low-budget starter option with OK paper
  • Size: 8″ x 6″  |  203mm x 152mm
  • Cover: hardcover  |  8+ color options
  • Binding: sewn
  • Pages: 249
  • Additional features:  index pages (4)
  • Page styles available: dotted | lined
  • Paper Quality: 80gsm
  • Ghosting? moderate to heavy ghosting
  • Bleeding? some bleed-through
  • Feathering? no feathering

My Review:

This journal is brand new on the market and it’s only $5. You can buy it at your local Michael’s store or on Michael’s website. It comes in dotted or lined and is a great starter journal or those on a budget. The paper is only 80gsm and the ghosting is pretty bad with some of the wetter pens. However, if you’re looking for a practice journal or a special collections only journal, this is a great option. I’ve been wanting to practice my penmanship and learn how to do brush lettering – so maybe this will be the journal to use for that. Overall this is a solid choice of form and function. The cover is good quality and the binding seems to be solid. The pages are numbered and the dots are super light gray (on a bright white page). For a $5 journal, I’m definitely impressed.