Jump to content

Maruman Mnemosyne (Or Others): Perforated B5 Notebook Paper?



Recommended Posts

I'm looking for a FP-friendly ruled B5 notebook/pad (spiral or not) that has perforated pages so I can easily remove them and file them. I'm currently using loose, ruled Kokuyo Campus paper, which is great except for it being 20-hole paper.

 

I liked the look of the Maruman Mnemosyne notebooks I saw online but I can't tell from the pics whether the side-spiral pages are perforated (like top-spiral Rhodia pads are). Does anyone know?

 

If not, can anyone point to any other ruled perforated B5 pads I might want to look at? I'm looking for something without insane dry times (so Tomoe River is out of the running).

“We could be heroes/Just for one day” ― David Bowie

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 7
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • tvradio

    3

  • Chrissy

    2

  • CoolBreeze

    1

  • Aquaria

    1

I use Mnemosyne unlined notebooks as writing paper. Meant to be for sketching, they are landscape format and now have a ring binder top (used to be stapled.) The pages are perforated so that they easily tear off with a faint, narrow margin.

 

The paper is superb to write on, and I don't mind this faint margin. I just use the sheets in profile format.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! I couldn't tell if they were perforated or not. Many thanks Chrissy

“We could be heroes/Just for one day” ― David Bowie

Link to post
Share on other sites

Maruman also makes another line of notebooks called the Spiral Note Basic that has perforated B5 sheets.

Edited by CoolBreeze
Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting. The reverse page shot on the JetPens site (I think you can see the pic here, the pad itself is here) has a lot of show-through, which concerns me. On the other hand, JetPens doesn't even bother to show the reverse of the Mnemosyne pad at all... which worries me more! :unsure:

“We could be heroes/Just for one day” ― David Bowie

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

I use a lot of Maruman paper.

 

Their Smooth-to-Write imprint is rather good. They have glued pads that are also hole-punched, so you can easily remove the paper from the pad to put them in a binder. I also use their B5 to B4 paper for complex math problems like partial fraction decomposition, where I need the room to keep the equations straight. For FPs, the Smooth-to-Write line does best with fine nib pens, since it can get some bleed through from broader nibs.

 

The Mnemosyne is one of their better imprints. I use the Imagination notebook (A4 graph) for many of my math assignments. I also use the Mnemosyne vertical notebooks and notepads a great deal, and all of them hold up beautifully with most FPs, even flex nibs.

 

They have a premium line called Boston Note with paper that is better than Clairefontaine (not an exaggeration), but know that a premium paper commands a premium price: $35+ for a B5 spiral notebook that holds 65 sheets of paper. If you have that kind of money to burn on paper, by all means get it--the quality of it is mind-blowing, but most of us out here can't justify that expense. It's also not perforated. However, I can't say all Boston Note paper won't be perforated, because i don't know if they carry anything other than spiral notebooks with no perforations.

Edited by Aquaria
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

I'm late to this post, but I thought I'd pass on a bit of info.

 

I just bought a Maruman paper pad, called a "Report Pad"

 

50 sheet, B5, 7mm lined No margins, lined top to bottom. Like a small legal pad. $8.00 maybe? I chucked the receipt LOL

 

I purchased it at Kinokuniya Book Store, which is inside a Uwajamaya, an awesome Asian-food grocery store here in the PNW. They have locations across the country, but, not all of them have a Kinokuniya in them (Not entirely sure on this point.)

 

They have a huge selection of Japanese stationary there, including Apica, (including the premium notebooks talked about here) Campus, Maruman etc. And, they are expanding that section in the next couple of weeks, and will likely have even more variety.

 

It strikes me as a bit pricey, but, I can walk in and buy immediately, know exactly what I'm getting, and support a local retailer, of sorts. And, they have a ton of other cool stuff there. Including Moomin, Domo and Maru.. LOL

 

tvradio, if you are still looking, I can snatch up a bunch of pads for you if you want, and send them to you. If you are in a semi-hurry, it's close to where I live, and I don't really need much of an excuse to go back there LOL

 

If anyone else is looking for Japanese stationary of any kind, post here or message me, and I'll have a look next time I go back there (probably a week or two, after they get the new stuff out for sale)

 

They also have hard to find brush pens, and some Sumi-e supplies.

.....the Heart has it's reasons, which Reason knows nothing of.....

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37511
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30190
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25566
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
    • Arkanabar
      I suppose the update issue could be mitigated.  One would post a link in signature, to the particular part of your profile where you list the inks that you're willing to post samples to others, gratis.  But looking at profiles, I suspect that would require an edit to the board's software, potentially a nontrivial task.
    • A Smug Dill
      I read your idea as getting willing givers to publicly register as members of a set of heterogenous servers, in a system in which a client would explicitly select an available server from a list, to which he/she will then send a request privately and asynchronously. Request handling in the system is unmanaged, and individual requests are handled by the targeted servers completely independently on each other. I think the model is fine, although there are some operational concerns you may want to
    • Daneaxe
      First thought on the method/system of ink sharing: Think the best way, to begin with, is to follow the way of the US thread: offer up a (small) list of inks you are willing to PIF, to whoever expresses interest. Write clearly in the "mission statement" how it works, with a tiny "quid pro quo" that even a struggling student can comply with, i.e. post your opinion and a writing sample, with option of a full review if desired.   So yours truly might say: "I'm offering up samples of D
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. aloofy
      aloofy
      (38 years old)
    2. Aplekan
      Aplekan
      (34 years old)
    3. bardiir
      bardiir
      (36 years old)
    4. bbrovold
      bbrovold
      (68 years old)
    5. Bill_Sauers
      Bill_Sauers
      (51 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...