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A5 X Blank Sketch Notebook 3 Pack

$ 31.99

LAYS PERFECTLY FLAT AT 180 DEGREES: Our A5 X blank notebook has been designed to stay completely flat on its own. The blank journal is held together by a special exposed stitch binding that allows it to lay at 180 degrees for an easy lie-flat design regardless of what page it’s opened to.

WELL MADE MINIMALIST DESIGN: The unlined, unruled notebook is ideal for drawing, sketching, work, and design projects. Aside from its smart minimalist look, the tasteful cream-colored blank pages inside provide a pleasing and enjoyable surface to work on. Measures: 5-⅞ x 8.25 inches.

160 PAGES OF PREMIUM PAPER: Fountain pen lovers take note! This blank page notebook comes with 160 pages of high-quality 80 GSM smooth paper that’s resistant to feathering and bleed-throughs. It’s the perfect blank sketchbook to work on with pencils, charcoal, crayon, or pastels.

STURDY CARD STOCK COVER: The unlined blank page journal features a protective card stock cover with rounded corners to minimize creasing and damage. It’s sturdy and will hold up fairly well to wear and tear. It feels substantial yet light enough to carry around or pack into a bag.

HIGH-QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: Unlike all of our other notebooks which are designed, sourced, and made in the USA, for our A5 X notebooks we collaborated with our special partner in Taiwan for manufacture to achieve their unique lay-flat design. With every purchase you make, Northbooks plants a tree in the rainforest through our partnership with Eden Projects.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Brandi Z
Definitely Recommend for Some Fountain Pen Use

I've tried a few different styles of notebooks from the Northbooks brand, and was stoked to try these ones out. Personally I love the look of the exposed spine notebooks, and the lay flat aspect is a bonus. I primarily write with fountain pens, but do use some gel ink pens too. I've had mixed results with Northbooks' claim that "Fountain pen lovers: our paper resists feathering, ghosting, and bleed through." With every notebook I receive I dedicate one page to testing my inks. Most I use are shimmers, but I do keep one pen inked with black for note taking. I included pictures of the front and back side of the page I used, as well as a size comparison to one of my pens.The product description says there are page numbers, but please note on the blank style that is not the case. I could take or leave page numbers, but I'm glad they left the blank style pages completely blank in case you're using these as sketchbooks.There is ghosting, or show-through with all the inks I tried, even the Pilot Juice Up gel pen I used. I don't mind the show-through I got, but it might bother some who like a fresh page look on the back. The only bleed through I had happened was with my wettest ink, which is also the only ink that had any feathering (the Colorverse Hayabusa), and the Pilot Precise gel pen. The other inks I tried I was happy to see did fine, no feathering even on some of my broad tipped nibs and inks. I look forward to trying more ink and nib combinations with these.I bought the pack of 3 and found the sale price point incredibly reasonable for the quality I was getting. Even at the higher list price I'd still see these as doable. They're right up my alley for aesthetics. I like the simple, smooth covers these notebooks have. It even looks a bit professional with the all-black cover with only the silver embossed logo. You can decorate them with stickers or gel pens, or leave them as is. Be aware that these will be the kind of covers that will show dents and dings, scratches and water spots without a cover.If you don't need your fountain pen paper to be Tomoe River quality, then Northbooks might be a contender for a simple, easy to use notebook to keep with you. I'm happy to read that this company takes suggestions from it's customers and hope that trend continues as they develop new products.

Minimalist Design. Maximum Quality.

Our books are printed with recycled paper that resists feathering, ghosting, and bleeding without any extra bulk. Our paper is thick, smooth, and acid-free. The soft cream color makes for an elegant, easy to read backdrop for journaling, sketching, creating to do lists, shopping lists, or simple weekly planning.


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