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Ryman Notebook A6 Ruled Soft Feel 192 Pages 96 Sheets - Color: Black
Ryman Notebook A6 Ruled Soft Feel 192 Pages 96 Sheets - Color: Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain Pen Friendly!! :), 6 Dec. 2010
Just purchased one of these (in the brown finish) today and I am very pleased with it. After hearing bad things about the similar Moleskine items and being put off by the price of numerous other companies' pocket notebooks I decided to give these a go, and I have to say they're an absolute bargain! No feathering or bleed-through with a fountain pen; slight ghosting but faint enough so you can write on both sides of the page. The leather-look cover on the brown version I have is very nice; the pages are stitched but not attached to the spine, so you can open the book flat. All in all a very worthy product. One thing I should point out: they are not A6 as listed, but slightly smaller, again similar to a Moleskine.

Moleskine Sketchbook
Moleskine Sketchbook
Price: £9.90

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great sketchbook..., 30 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Moleskine Sketchbook (Hardcover)
To me the term 'sketchbook' implies something versatile, able to handle a variety of different mediums. The Moleskine would perhaps be better labelled an illustrators drawing book, as the ultra smooth paper is primarily suited to fine, detailed drawings using fineliners. Using a graphite pencil in this book for the first time I was surprised to hear it screech over the page. Another favourite sketching tool, the Pentel brush pen, in every other sketchbook I've used produces a rich black line; not so in the Moleskine. The ink appears weak, almost charcoalish, rather than the beautiful deep black I'm used to. There are far superior sketchbooks available, many for much less money. Don't be taken in by the romantic advertising; this brand has been around for less than 20 years and was never used by the famous names mentioned on the cover flap. They still have a lot to learn about making 'classic' sketchbooks.
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