Bullet Journal Notebook Review
- Key Features: Amazing paper in a softcover notebook that has a rich feel to it
- Size: 8″ x 6″ | 203mm x 152mm
- Cover: soft | soft touch Italian made PU leather
- Binding: sewn
- Pages: 160
- Additional features: back pocket
- Page styles available: dotted | lined | squared | blank
- Paper Quality: 120gsm
- Ghosting? No ghosting
- Bleeding? No bleeding
- Feathering? No feathering
As I was choosing my top winning notebook choice, this was the first runner-up. In fact, the only reason I chose the Tekukor over the turquoise dot grid Pentalic was that the Tekukor had page numbers and this one doesn’t. But now that I realize I’m not really using the page numbers in my current journal, I guess that’s no longer standing in my way.
The cover of this notebook is soft. Buttery soft to the touch but still stiff enough that it’s not floppy for a soft cover notebook. The endpapers (the paper you see when you open the front or back cover) is a beautiful cream color, then when you flip to the pages of the notebook you realize how bright white the paper is. The dots or lines on the page go all the way to the edge but the color of the dots and lines is a bit darker than I’d find ideal. They are a medium gray and stand off the page a bit. Once you write on the page with black ink it becomes less noticeable but it’s still something to consider as you select your journal.
I love that the paper is such a high quality and heavy stock here. It’s comparable with the Lemome books that we all rave about — same 120gsm paper weight — and the ink just doesn’t show through at all. I love good paper! It makes me happy.