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LIFE Kappan Notebook Lines


This "Kappan" notebook is very similar to the iconic Tsubame college notebooks in size and function. However, it uses the Life brand's signature laid-texture paper, which is very smooth and fountain-pen friendly. In other words, this is probably the highest quality Tsubame-style notebook you are likely to find.

The cover is a super smooth, with tiny threads reminiscent of money paper. The title, "LIFE KAPPAN NOTE" is pressed into the cover, similar to an old-time letterpress technique, although the depth of the print is barely perceptible. However, the text is very sharp and well done.

What's even more interesting is the color of the lines. It is hard to give it a name, but it appears as a light sepia, or gold, or dark yellow. It's uncommon and is a great alternative to the ubiquitous black and blue.


40 sheets, 7mm lines, sewn binding.


Also comes in a 5mm grid version - please check the listings.

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  1. Absolutely incredible 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2015

    Ok, I admit it. LIFE has ruined my life. Once you've tried their line of paper products there is no turning back. Where I could once walk into a big box store and pick up a few notebooks, now only LIFE will suffice. And they have so many products. This notebook offers just the right size/page count for individual projects/classes. The laid texture paper is a real pleasure to write on. The sepia lines are a lighter shade than the Vermilion notebooks. The paper has the right texture for fountain pens, not too smooth/slick and not too rough/too much teeth.