Some time ago I’ve reviewed the Backpocket Ink Tester that was provided to me by Straits Pen. Backpocket notebooks and journals are made by Curnow Bookbinding & Leatherwork. They come in various designs, and as I found out, paper quality too. If you remember, the Ink Tester that I reviewed had paper that were alright, but not great, as feathering and bleedthrough still occured. This time, Justin from Blank and Write Singapore provided me with a Backpocket journal that was supposed to have better paper. Let’s see how it fares. When I received the Backpocket Journal, I was surprised to see the Blank and Write logo design on the front cover. It must be a special edition, specially made for Blank and Write. Great marketing! Justin has also included a little Blank and Write bookmark made out of a tag as a souvenir. The Tomoe River paper is paper that many may already be familiar with. I personally have never tried the paper before, but have heard raving reviews of it. There had been a couple of “mass orders” on SFPL with big demands of Tomoe River paper. Well, at last I get to try it now in a nice […]
I have lately received an interesting product from Straits Pen, and the product is from a company I have never heard of before. It is the Backpocket Ink Tester. I love new products from new brands, so I was pretty excited to review this notebook! The Backpocket Ink Tester is a pocket-sized notebook which reminds me much of Field Notes, the super-popular pocket-sized brand of notebooks that everyone seems to love. It is made by Curnow Bookbinding & Leatherwork, from Dixon, California. These are handmade journals, which makes it even more appealing to me! When you flip to the middle of the book, you will be able to see the binding, which seems to be some sort of wire or twine. It’s an interesting way of binding (while Field Notes are bound by classic staples). Within the book, there are 46 pages of forms for you to fill out your ink records, so you can record 46 different kinds of inks in one single book. The fields allow you to record the ink brand, ink name, the pen and nib you used for the record, and the date. Following those, you can give star ratings for ink characteristics like shading, saturation, […]
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