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Hi all,

This is a (mainly bad) report of my first (last?) experience with a Moleskine. Prior to some fanatic's panick attack, let me state in the first place that most of the arguments are not against the Moleskine itself but against my choice.

  • The first thing I was going to "complain" is the price. They are expensive (indeed!). Yes: I have decided to buy it by myself, even being aware of the price.
  • I was expecting more paper quality, it's nothing out of the ordinary (it's neither specially white, nor specially smooth, nor specially nothing...). Binding quality is excellent, though, but it is something I can do by myself (and have done so several times).
  • I was not sure whether to buy some spiral bound or sewn bound, as I don't write much and most of the things I write are just reminders for later (seldom longer than just a line, and always end up crossed out when the task is accomplished). I now realize that a spiral bound one would have been cleaner to use (you throw your sheet away once it's filled).
  • My handwriting is not as small as the space between Moleskine's lines, specially when writing in a stand up position holding the Moleskine with only one hand. But it is supposed to be the "travelling experience" for which the Moleskines are designed for, AFAIK. I am using a "F" nib here, of course, which somehow helps a little bit.

Just to share with you.

Martin



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I've never liked Moleskine paper. Always feathers no matter what.

The Rhodia Webnotebooks come in small and medium sizes, and I love them.

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My experience is more of an annoyance with Moleskine paper.  In that I've used 8 of them over time and it is hit or miss with the paper.  So one whole book might work great with FP ink while another is just total garbage while another is a percentage bad & good.

I like the size and grid so I moved to a German brand that is cheaper and works well. 

I saw the webnotebooks in Shanghai last time I was there and just didn't think to pick any up!

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