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Writing Mats - Soft Green

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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.


* Actual sizes are slightly larger than ISO sizes as are as follows:


A5: 155x215

B5: 178x248


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  1. Outstanding Writing Mat! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2017

    I got this green, soft mat along with the clear, hard one. They're both great products. This green mat has a slight grip to it so that paper does not slide around on it. Despite the gripping texture, writing over this is super-smooth. How did they do that? Another great feature of this mat is that it is thin enough to go nearly all the way to the edge of the paper when you place it underneath a page of a Seven Seas journal. Between the two mats, this is my preferred one to use unless I'm tracing over something.

  2. The Best By Far 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Oct 2017

    I ordered a similar product from another company awhile back and just wasn't 100% happy with it. Someone on a board referred me here and I am so happy they did. Just what I was looking for. Soft enough without being "squishy" and makes writing even more of a pleasure. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

  3. Must have for Tomoe River-ist.. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Sep 2017

    If you're writing in Tomoe River (52 Gsm) paper, this is a must have. I find better controlled-writing in this soft paper with the mat especially when using a soft/flex fountain pen nibs.

  4. Wonderful & Smooth 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  5. Really nice mat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2017

    Great for writing on A5 or smaller paper.

  6. The best writing mat I've used 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  7. I love this mat! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  8. wonderfully flexible 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2016

    It is great to use this with the A5 notebooks, such as the Writer

  9. very nice 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  10. Solid, compact 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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