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Whitelines Grid Notebook – A4 Size – Handwritten Stationery Review

Handwritten Review – Whitelines Grid Notebook – Grey 80g – A4 Size

Pen: Pelikan Souveran M605 – “Binderized” Fine Nib

Ink: Vintage Sheaffer’s Peacock Blue

This notebook was given to me, and at first I threw it to the side and ignored it for a while. I have a smaller journal by the same company that has regular line ruling in it. I wasn’t really the biggest fan of the journal, the paper was weird, it didn’t lay flat, and was awkward to write in. Fast forward eight months later, I came across this notebook in my book shelf and decided to give it a try. In my opinion, the grey paper / white ruling works out much better with a grid than it does with standard lined ruling. The paper performed pretty well, but there was a bit of bleed through / show through going on. While it’s not as good as Rhodia or Maruman, it’s definitely worth checking out. Enjoy the review, and please feel free to comment if you’ve tried out the brand.

The cover is prettty minimal, borrowing some colors from Rhodia.

The ruling is really unobtrusive, also the grey paper is really easy on the eyes.
It messes with the color of the ink a little bit, but it’s still worth checking out.

Overall, it’s no Rhodia dotPad in terms of being unobtrusive while still providing guidelines, but a solid pad nonetheless.

A little bit of show through. Could prevent you from using the back of the page, but depending on the ink / nib it’s not so bad.
This was written with a “binderized” Pelikan M605 fine nib, so the flow is pretty generous.

I used a few different ink / nib combinations at the bottom of the page. Even the broad and 1.1mm stubs failed to feather. 

The TWSBI Diamond 540 Fountain Pen – Handwritten Review

Pen: TWSBI Diamond 540 Fountain Pen Review

Nib: Medium Franklin Christoph Nib
Ink: Noodler’s Tiananmen Red
Paper: Whitelines Graph     

Scroll down for the handwritten review…

TWSBI Diamond 540 Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review                     

TWSBI Diamond 540 Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review

The TWSBI Diamond 540, a well built very affordable piston filler.

TWSBI Diamond 540 Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review
The ink window takes up about a quarter of the pen, proudly displaying whatever ink you choose.

The Noodler’s Tiananmen looks great sloshing around.

TWSBI Diamond 540 Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review

TWSBI Diamond 540 Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review