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Writing Mats - Hard Clear


This is the listing for the crystal-clear HARD mat. It has a very smooth surface.

 A writing mat goes under the paper you are writing on and enhances the pen- or pencil-to-surface connection. Mats, or "underlay mats", are very popular in Japan, where penmanship is still part of their rigorous educational system.

You can also use a writing mat as an extension of the end of a page in a thick notebook so that your palm always has a place to rest.

Mats come in four different surfaces: smooth, matte, smooth-soft and matte-soft. You may have to experiment a bit before your find your preference. You might like one surface in particular, or one for pens and a different one for pencils. You be the judge - there is no right or wrong.

These clear mats come in four sizes *: A6, A5, B5 and A4. If you work with various paper sizes, A4 is largest and will cover all your needs, although larger usually also means it is harder to transport. A6, the smallest, is great for the Hobonichi Techo A6-sized planner.

Made in Japan.


*Actual dimensions differ slightly from ISO dimensions and are as follows:

A5: 147x216

B5: 180x250

A4: 210x300

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  1. Hard is actually better 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Apr 2021

    The soft ones are cool too, but you can MIMIC softness with paper. It's hard to mimic hardness, on the go at least.

  2. A Much Needed Journal Writing Accessory 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2021

    I thought these matts would be a good addition to journal writing.
    I just did not across them before.
    I would recommend these matts with my highest approval.

  3. It's a mat, for your paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2021

    I got this mat and the soft one to keep with my new Seven Seas notebook. I don't mind ghosting on paper but I do get annoyed when the imprint is left on subsequent pages. So I got a mat...or two. This hard mat works really well on fine-ish to medium pens to make the lines look cleaner. I also enjoy writing with fineliners occasionally and the hard mat gives better line control. Happy with the purchase of something I didn't even know I needed, as another reviewer said!

  4. Didn't realize I needed a writing mat until I bought some 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Nov 2020

    Really useful addition to any notebook. Stops pencil or non-fountain pens from leaving indentations in the paper below the page being written on. I now keep one in all of my notebooks (B6 and A5).

  5. Perfect for happy writing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2020

    These writing mats are the prefect mix of sturdy and flexible. Thank you.

  6. Very Happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th May 2020

    The are the best writing mats I have ever used, in all honesty. I am extremely happy with them.

  7. Does the trick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2020

    I have the B6 and A5 sizes and use them regularly. Great product.

  8. A must 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2020

    Got this board for my MD A5 journal, perfect fit and super handy to use with any size notebook or journal.

  9. Good writing mat 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Oct 2019

    Clear, inflexible hard Mat. It’s good mat to use under thicker paper.

  10. Good Mat 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Sep 2018

    Does the job. No complaints. Except that the mat with the lines I really want seems to always be out of stock, but that's not the clear and hard Mat's fault. It is very clear and very hard and very A5 size.

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