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Fabriano Ecoqua A5 Spiral Bound - Graph 5Mm



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Hi,

 

This is a review of the Fabriano EcoQua A5 Spiral Bound - graph 5mm notebook.

See more at http://fabriano.com/en/267/ecoqua

 

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Pros:

It has nice paper (85 gsm). The paper is quite smooth, but not as smooth as Clairefontaine.

There is minor show-through and no bleed-through.

 

Cons:

(Personally, I cannot think of any.)

 

Things to consider:

The paper is off-white.

The notebooks are available in different binding, sizes, formats, and cover colours.

The dry time is from about 20 to 25 seconds.

The covers might not be very durable to some people, but I have no problems with it.

I bought it from an art store for about $5.00 USD. Amazon has it, but with a higher price.

 

http://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-ecoqua-notebooks/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VSMK4M/

 

 

Thank you for reading,

Sofia

Currently inked: Platinum #3776, Pilot Decimo, TWSBI Eco, Sheaffer Calligraphy Pen

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Nice review sofia819. I picked up some of their staple bound notebooks 8''X6" (actually 8 1/4" X 5 3/4") recently from a Dick Blick store. The paper is excellent and I haven't experienced any bleeding or feathering. Even with Noodlers Bernanke Blue which is the only ink I have found that bleeds through Tomoe River with wet nibs. As for drying time it is much quicker than Rhodia. This is a much overlooked product that performs very well.

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I think I have at least one of every size and binding of Fabriano EcoQua notebooks. I like and use them all. With a choice of blank, ruled, dot, or grid in several sizes, it's easy to find jobs for them.

I love the smell of fountain pen ink in the morning.

 

 

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This is a much overlooked product that performs very well.

 

Am I the only one who ran into a bad batch of them??.... I guess so. ;)

 

 

I used to buy them in bulk (10-15 notebooks) .. mainly cause it was used by my whole family (1 adult - 3 kids).. and it was excellent value for fountain pen friendly paper. The A4 - where approx 6$ CAN and the A5 where like $3 CAN... cheap as chips.

 

Then, I ran into a bad batch... feather like crazy with everything but pencil.. :P ... They seem to have fixed the problem, but I am still careful when purchasing. Now, I buy them in small number.

 

 

Art stores seems to carry them at good price. The only time I found them in a pen store, they were 3 times the price.

 

 

 

C.

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Am I the only one who ran into a bad batch of them??.... I guess so. ;)

 

 

I used to buy them in bulk (10-15 notebooks) .. mainly cause it was used by my whole family (1 adult - 3 kids).. and it was excellent value for fountain pen friendly paper. The A4 - where approx 6$ CAN and the A5 where like $3 CAN... cheap as chips.

 

Then, I ran into a bad batch... feather like crazy with everything but pencil.. :P ... They seem to have fixed the problem, but I am still careful when purchasing. Now, I buy them in small number.

 

 

Art stores seems to carry them at good price. The only time I found them in a pen store, they were 3 times the price.

 

 

 

C.

 

 

85 gsm ecoqua is good

then there is 100 gsm ego which is even better...

 

anything else is bad

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85 gsm ecoqua is good

then there is 100 gsm ego which is even better...

 

anything else is bad

 

No no, it was exactly the same Dot Pad A5 notebooks. One year they were fantastic.. the next year (the next batch of 10 I bought) were horrible. After.. they went back to being good again. I am sure it was a batch quality.

 

 

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No no, it was exactly the same Dot Pad A5 notebooks. One year they were fantastic.. the next year (the next batch of 10 I bought) were horrible. After.. they went back to being good again. I am sure it was a batch quality.

 

 

C.

 

 

thats interesting

lesson learnt never buy in bulk...

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