This is the listing for the translucent green soft mat. It is flexible and has a matte finish.
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.
They come in three sizes: 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.
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.
Please see the other listings for pictures and more information.
Made in Japan.
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Posted by Amiawatoa on 28th Mar 2017
Beautiful! I was a bit worried about getting a "soft" mat, but it turned out amazing! Far better than the "hard" mat, at least for how I use it.
I got two of the A4 size and ended up actually cutting one in half since I realized I wanted to use it in my scratch notepad at work, too! I never want to write without one again! ...just wish I could get this in more sizes!
Posted by Caroline on 20th Feb 2017
Great for writing on A5 or smaller paper.
Posted by Suzi Yammouni on 20th Jan 2017
This is a great writing mat. The flexible material makes it a pleasure to write on, especially on very fine paper and it doesn't slip around like others I have used in the past. Worth every cent.
Thank you for a great product.
Posted by RA on 6th Jan 2017
I ordered both the green soft and the clear hard mats and definitely prefer the writing-feel of the soft green mat. I use it in my notebooks as well as my A5-size schedule book.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Dec 2016
It is great to use this with the A5 notebooks, such as the Writer
Posted by T on 17th Dec 2016
I love this
Very comfortable to write on and stays put
It is slightly larger than I thought it would be but that doesn't bother me since I use single sheets as much as notebooks
Posted by Austin on 8th Sep 2016
When ordering online, I was not sure what sort of texture, thickness, or flexibility this mat would come in. "Soft," after all, can mean a lot of things when compared to the hard plastic type of writing surface. However, this has turned out to be quite superb, if not so fantastic for resting a hand on at the bottom of the page. Nothing that can't be solved with another notebook or a phone.
Posted by Alex Mathews on 20th Jul 2016
I have not used a mat before and I am glad I purchased this. Provides a soft backing for the Fountain pen to write on.
Posted by Andrew Young on 25th Apr 2016
I like this soft green mat better than the harder clear ones I have. It has one side that is smoother than the other, so you can use either side depending on your preference. I don't really need a writing mat when using fountain pens because I don't press hard, but it's good to have one if using a flex nib or rollerballs, or if you just don't want any marks on the next page.
Posted by Reason on 5th Apr 2016
I haven't ever used a writing mat in the past, but I'm glad I got this when I ordered my Seven Seas Journal. The Tomoe River paper is so thin that you will almost always leave indentations on the next few pages even if you don't write with a heavy hand. Plus this makes writing on the Tomoe even better, which is surprising since it already provides one of the best writing experiences out there imho. Note: Since the paper is thin the green of the mat will show through slightly. If you think this would bother you, go for a clear mat. Personally I've come to really like the color.
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