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STUDIO NOTE A5 Grid

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Description coming soon.... but in short, this new Studio Note A5 notebook has 480 pages of white Tomoe River paper, printed with a 3.7mm grid.

 

 

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  1. Studio Note is way better than I expected-was worried a little about grid being too loud 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2019

    I really liked my Nanami Seven Seas standard (the blank one) but I wanted a fountain pen friendly journal with a high page count and a background pattern to use for daily life planning. The grid pattern provides a perfect amount of structure but it also fades gently into the background once I write on it. A problem I've noticed with other grids is that they are too loud and overwhelm the writing

    To me this is the perfect journal and I anticipate not buying any other journals. My future in journals will be more studio notes.

    Shipping was fast and easy.

    I have been using this journal with sailor souboku and kiwa guro. No smearing issues. Lines are crisp. Fast dry time with blotter.


  2. Yet another great notebook from Nanami... but will there be a thin version? 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Dec 2018

    So Dave has produced some really great notebooks here at Nanami... we all know that. Everyone has their favorites. My current favorites are:

    1) A6 Cafe Note with 3.7mm grid 480 pages -- it's basically a Hobonichi replacement. Love it. Just great.

    2) This model -- the A5 Studio Note with 3.7mm grid 480 pages -- it's basically a Hobonichi Cousin replacement. Also love it.

    3) B6 Slim Cafe Note with 3.7mm grid 384 pages -- used to be my favorite but I don't like the boxes at the top and bottom. But it's still a great notebook (except for the boxes) -- hoping Dave does a v2 without the boxes.

    But what is missing here?

    A THIN notebook! The notebooks above are wonderful, but all 12-15mm thick. 12mm isn't overly thick on the B6 slim (I'd prefer 10mm), but 15mm is definitely on the thick side, which is fine of course and great for page count... but sometimes it's really, really nice to carry around a THIN notebook. There is a magical sweet spot at 8-10mm thick that just feels so much lighter.

    Right now there is NO dash grid minimalistic Hobonichi-style notebook with Tomoe River paper with 200-250 pages (8-10mm) on the market. The closest competitor is the popular Taroko Breeze, but it has a 5mm dot grid, and not the Hobo-style dash grid present in the excellent Cafe Note and Studio Note models.

    Note that there's clearly a market for a 1/2 thickness model, even with Hobonichi itself since it sells the AVEC line of Hobonichis...

    So all Dave has to do is make a version of Cafe Note and Studio Note with 1/2 the pages (240-ish), which will be about 9mm thick with the cover stock he's using, and it will be a GREAT option for people (and my own personal favorite notebook that I will buy many of). There's nothing quite like carrying around an elegant, thin A5 with Tomoe River. You can really tell the difference (i.e. with the Taroko Breeze or Hobonichi Avec), but it doesn't exist yet in this kind of clean grid that Dave is using in the Cafe Note and Studio Note!

    That's it for now, hoping Dave reads this and considers the possibilities of adding a THIN variation of these two great notebooks.

    As-is, the Studio Note A5 is of course fantastic. Like I said, my second favorite right now. Can't fault the design or execution in any way... and I think Dave nailed it with these specs. Just hoping for a thinner version! :-)


  3. Like a blank Hobonichi Cousin! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2018

    I tried out a hobonichi, and while I loved the TRP, and the grid size, I didn't like having the calendar pages laid out for me. I bullet journal, with a little bit of art thrown in so I love to watercolor, draw, handletter in my journal. I never knew Nanami made a hobonichi-style journal, with the same high quality paper, and 3.7mm grid until I happened to come across this Studio Note in Whimsadoodle. I bought it, and as soon as I came home, discovered that the Cafe Note was the same so ordered it. I'm in journal/planner/art heaven!!


  4. Absolutely perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Nov 2018

    I absolutely loved the other Tomoe River notebooks I ordered from this site previously, so when I saw this notebook as a new offering I was delighted. I already loved the tight Hobonichi-esque grid of the Cafe A6 so I was excited to get it in an A5 size - it's like an undated Hobonichi Cousin. All the loveliness of Tomoe River paper, so many pages to fill and a sturdy cover that looks nice and not cheap at all. Well worth every penny; I may have to squirrel a few spares of these away for the future!


  5. The best paper for bullet journals EVER!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Nov 2018

    I was gifted the Standard notebook with blank paper and fell in LOVE. Then I bought the Crossfield for my 2018 planner/journal. I ordered the Studio Note since it was exactly like the Hobonichi Techno planner. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these notebooks with Tomoe River paper. I'm using the Studio Note for my 2019 planner/journal because you can customize these blank pages any way you want. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I use a lot of water color markers and blend, as well as fountain pens, no bleed through.


  6. IT DESERVES 5 STARS BUT..... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2018

    I RECENTLY PURCHASED THE STUDIO NOTE AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW FAST THEY DELIVER. IT ONLY TOOK 1 WEEK AND I GOT IT HERE IN DUBAI SINCE THIS NOTEBOOK IS NOT AVAILABLE. IT REALLY IS A FANTASTIC NOTEBOOK SINCE IT HAS A LOT OF PAGES AND THE INK REALLY POPS. I LOVE THE EFFECT OF GHOSTING WHENEVER I USE FOUNTAIN PEN OR MICRON. THE ONLY THING THAT IS MISSING IS THE PAGE NUMBERING. HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE, THE MAKERS CAN ADD THIS TO THE FEATURE FOR BULLET JOURNAL LOVERS LIKE ME. I AM SETTING THIS UP AS MY NEW BULLET JOURNAL FOR 2019.


  7. Fantastic!!!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2018

    I have found the perfect book for my morning pages! The grid is perfect and the paper is just divine! I could write forever in this notebook. I had a crossfield previously( and I love it) but this one is my idea of perfect. Well made, great binding, wonderful paper. This one is a winner without a doubt. Lifelong customer here for sure!


  8. No Regrets With The Grid 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Oct 2018

    This was my first purchase of a Grid style journal. I like this much more than standard lined paper.

    I'm extremely pleased with how light and diffuse the grid lines are. My journal's grid is less bold than the picture displayed in the product details and the grid is not opaque - it's comprised of tiny dots, which makes the lines seem transparent. If you're a little OCD, the vertical aspect of the grid allows for precise indents and bullet points.


  9. I know I'll love it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Sep 2018

    I've been working in the Café Note since June. I use it as my all-in-one (bullet journal, art journal, note taking at work, list making, ink swatches, etc.). For this reason, the Café Note is a bit restricting in size (for me). The Studio Note in A5, being the same paper, grid size, and binding, makes it the obvious choice for my next journal. I've enjoyed the Café Note so much that my husband requested I buy him a Studio Note as well :) We are both looking forward to working in these journals, and hope they will be available again when we fill them and need to reorder! Thanks Nanami Paper!


  10. Amazing notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Sep 2018

    This is the notebook of my dreams. My print is really small so the 3.7mm grid is the perfect size. The ruling is unobtrusive and the paper is so smooth and beautiful. I would buy 300 more to last a lifetime. Never stop making these.


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