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This is a review of POSTALCO writing pad , Plain , Cream

 

POSTALCO makes very nice stationery (amongst other stuff) .

 

Their products are deceptively simple looking.

Its the kind of product where it makes you take a second look.

And on the second (lingering) look, you get the impression that a lot of attention has been put into its design.

 

This pad is meant to be used in one of their folios - made of leather and linen.

Very cool looking and great in design.

 

Its small

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/001.jpg

 

Only this size ...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/003.jpg

 

 

The logo printed on its cover - which is laid paper , (with texture)

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/002.jpg

 

 

The pad is glued onto greycard

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/004.jpg

 

 

My ink test ...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/006.jpg

 

 

Closer look

top half ..

No feathering whatsoever ...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/007.jpg

 

bottom half ...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/008.jpg

 

 

 

The backside of the page ...

top half ...

very good - no bleedthru whatsoever

only shadow , which is to be expected , considering the light coloured (cream) paper

A white piece of paper is placed under the page to help you see how severe (or not) the shadow effect is ...

Not too bad.

This can be simply overcome by placing a black paper underneath as you write.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/014.jpg

 

 

Bottom half (backside)

very good , no bleedthru at all ...

The contrast against the white copier paper shows you the shade of the Cream coloured paper.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/013.jpg

 

 

My customary watercolour wash test ...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/005.jpg

 

 

Closer view ...

backside

the paper warps from wetness - this is to be expected.

but no bleedthru at all ...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/POSTALCO%20writing%20pad%20-%20Plain%20Cream/012.jpg

 

I am not sure what is the grammage of the paper , its thinnish - I reckon maybe around 80g or 90g?

 

It has slight texture, slightly smoother than ordinary copier paper.

Its not smooth like Japanese coated paper like KOKUYO or MARUMAN.

 

I was impressed with the quality of the paper.

 

Its not cheap... I paid SGD$16 and this little pad only contains 60 sheets.

 

But its good paper ... :thumbup:

 

 

 

 

 

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