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#1 Blade Runner

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:51

What is your opinion of the MB organizer refills in terms of calendar utility/design, paper quality, fountain pen friendliness?

What line and size organizer do you have?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:24

What is your opinion of the MB organizer refills in terms of calendar utility/design, paper quality, fountain pen friendliness?

What line and size organizer do you have?


I use the a5 sized notebook, pocket notebook and mini diary. The paper is top quality. The ink does not bleed. However the paper has some light wax layer which stops the ink feathering. The down side is that the Aurora ink takes a bit longer to dry.
Very fountain pen friendly unless you accidentally smudge it

Refills are relatively expensive for what they are but I always buy the Montblanc refills. I have had the opportunity to use standard Generic A5 notepad refills inside the Montblanc A5 notepad but prefer the quality and feel of the Montblanc paper. To give you a rough idea the Montblanc paper is about x5 the cost of standard refills in the a5 size. The pocket notebook paper has perforations so you can tear each sheet off if you wish and is thick, White and a joy to use. At GBP 4.50 approx USD 7 it can work out pricey as I use a new refill every 2 weeks. I experimented by using post it notes which are exactly the same size but they bleed after some time especially if you write on both sides which the Montblanc paper copes well.


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 16:17

Thanks MOhan!
I just bought an organizer that holds a calendar, and I really like its design from both a practical and aesthetic perspective. I haven't written in it yet, so I'll provide an update at some point.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 19:48

Happy to report that the paper is fp friendly. :thumbup:

I also like the format at the beginning of the calendar which devotes one page to each month, and a line for each day, so you can write down important events in overview mode.

Interestingly, at the back of the calendar, there is a comprehensive list of MB boutiques. This is the first time I've seen such a list.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 22:14

Happy to report that the paper is fp friendly. :thumbup:

I also like the format at the beginning of the calendar which devotes one page to each month, and a line for each day, so you can write down important events in overview mode.

Interestingly, at the back of the calendar, there is a comprehensive list of MB boutiques. This is the first time I've seen such a list.


That's a very nice Montblanc calendar!

Also I'm pretty sure all MB Pen Service Guides have a complete list of MB Boutiques worldwide.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 20:32


Happy to report that the paper is fp friendly. :thumbup:

I also like the format at the beginning of the calendar which devotes one page to each month, and a line for each day, so you can write down important events in overview mode.

Interestingly, at the back of the calendar, there is a comprehensive list of MB boutiques. This is the first time I've seen such a list.


That's a very nice Montblanc calendar!

Also I'm pretty sure all MB Pen Service Guides have a complete list of MB Boutiques worldwide.

Thanks! I've been using it and my new memo pad for a couple of days now, and I love using them! :cloud9: Here are a couple more shots:

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 20:43

Is that memo pad also from Montblanc?

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 21:00

Is that memo pad also from Montblanc?

Yes it is. You can see the reverse side of it in the second picture which has 3 credit card slots and a large side slot. Very convenient. The size of the memo pad requires either use of MB's pad or cutting a bit of length of a 3x5 card. I prefer using a thicker card than the MB pad, so I use my paper slicer to trim my 3x5 cards to size. Easy.

Edit to add:
I had been using a "pocket briefcase" from Crane and Co. It worked well, but the fit and finish of the MB memo pad is soooo much nicer.

Edited by Blade Runner, 24 May 2011 - 21:15.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 21:06

Thanks. I actually got confused by the size. I thought the memo pad was an A4 or legal, but I think it's a lot smaller than that. I have been looking for a Montblanc memo pad (A4) but I don't believe they have anything in that size. The ones I have seen are conference folders, but I have to open them up to write and so they take up some space on the table. I would prefer a single-sided memo pad but it does appear my search may be in vain.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 21:21

I didn't see a larger single sided memo pad at the boutique recently, but that's a good idea, and you might suggest it to MB.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:12

Midori,
Here is something that might interest you:
http://www.fountainp..._1#entry1806475

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:07

I'm using the same A5 organizer. Although I love the montblanc refills, but lately I've been replacing it with an A5 sketchbook as I like to doodle in between notes. Montblanc leather works is finer in its attention and the surface is relatively more durable. Just love it!

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:15

Midori,
Here is something that might interest you:
http://www.fountainp..._1#entry1806475


Thanks. Appreciate the heads up.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 21:34

I'm using the same A5 organizer. Although I love the montblanc refills, but lately I've been replacing it with an A5 sketchbook as I like to doodle in between notes. Montblanc leather works is finer in its attention and the surface is relatively more durable. Just love it!

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Beautiful, both the organizer and the content! :thumbup: :notworthy1:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:07

Love the drawings. Wish I could "doodle" as nicely!!!!

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:40

I'd really love the organiser, the A4 notepad holder, and the ability to draw like this!

I am a huge fan of Filofax binders for planners and notepads, (however only the glorious leather ones). However there A4 and A5 selection is quite limited. The MB looks wonderful!

I have the Mozart notepad/wallet which I rarely use. Maybe I should sell that and get something I would use more often!
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