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Made in Italy by Fabriano, these versatile notebooks contain multiple sheets of FSC-certified, chlorine-free, acid-free paper that is completely recyclable.
Perfect for writing and drafting with pencils, ballpoint pens, fountain pens, and marker pens, each notebook contains multiple sheets of 85 gsm, off-white paper that is blank, lined, or has a dot or grid pattern (0.5 cm squares).
EcoQua Notebooks are available in a variety of fashionable colors, including Raspberry, Orange, Lemon, Black, Stone, and Lime. Choose gluebound, spiral-bound, or staplebound notebooks.
® Fabriano is a registered trademark.
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Paper falls out!
from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Comments about Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks:
I bought the dot gluebound notebooks for my drawing classes (about 80) and right away, the pages started to fall out. The students complained and had to put clips or rubber bands around them to keep the paper from falling out. I would not recommend them. Fabriano has great quality paper, so I figured that these would be of the same quality.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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The paper is nice though...
By J Van Dyne
from Los Angeles, CA
Well, the pages fall out as soon as you open this notebook. Which really kills the whole "notebook" thing anyway. Maybe the company should buy better glue? Or perhaps market this as a stylish envelope of loose leaf paper, for at no point was it a functional notebook.
Nice....Until you use it...
By The Architect
from New York City
I bought this notebook in person and wish I had looked online first. The pages are great as is the grid but like other reviewers have said the pages fall out the second you turn them, making it pretty much useless. Wish the pages were bound, oh well back to the overpriced moleskin books.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these notebooks aren't living up to your expectations. Our Product Specialists are happy to work with you to recommend alternatives that would be more to your liking. We invite you to call them at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am-5:30pm CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
I should've read the review beforehand
I bought three glue-bound notebooks, and although the paper was great quality, the pages were falling out as I flipped them. It's unusable as a notebook unless you're specifically going to tear them out anyways. Beautiful colors for the cover and great paper thickness, I just bought these to use as notebooks, not loose leaf paper. I contacted customer service and quickly received an email back!
Good sketch book for architects.
I use these for work in architecture. Great for sketching.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Nice little notebook
I've been on the search for a nice "sketchbook" or sorts. I'm a bulk sketcher so I usually fill 1-2 sketchbooks a month. I purchased the spiral bound grid notebook in raspberry. Part of the reason I purchased this is because I heard it took fountain pen ink very well. And it does. Very much so!! It doesn't even show through with my darkest ink. I also found that it can take some light washes of watercolor and inkwash without crinkling and buckling like mad, which was another thing I was really looking for in a sketchbook. It's a really gorgeous little book too, and I would definitely pick up more of these for journaling. Right now I'm using the moleskine cahiers since they take my fountain pen ink really nicely too. I like these better. The paper is thicker and it doesn't crinkle when erasing (I'm tough when I erase!!)I'll probably pick up some staplebound blank ones since I like the paper enough. And the price is pretty good. I have to say I'm really pleased with this. If you need a journal or are looking for sketchbook I definitely recommend picking one of these up. The grid isn't too distracting when drawing either, which is a huge plus.
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Fountain pen doodle with watercolor wash
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Great sketchbook for designers
from Mount pleasant, mi
As a design student these sketchbooks are awesome! The dot grid pattern is great for precision and doesn't distract from freehand sketching like the standard grid pattern does. Great price as well! Wish they weren't glue bound though.
Not a notebook - a 'pad' - Paper falls out liberally
from Richmond, VA
I was expecting a notebook that I could journal/draw in - and keep. But the paper falls out of the book as soon as you turn each page. I got the glue-bound dot grid. The bigger one. I will have to find another source for the notebook I had in mind.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the EcoQua notebooks weren't as you expected. One of our Customer Care Representatives will be reaching out to see how we can help.
from Savannah, GA
I used the product for creating a process book for my introduction to textiles class. It was really great because it was an inexpensive way of getting my ideas out prior to creating the lineup. The pages are smooth and good for creating collages and illustrations. I was required to fill all the pages which in turn made the book really thick and towards the end the binding came apart. That being said, if you need the book for simple sketching it will prove to be a great purchase, if you need the book for a fashion process book, probably not so much.
fabriano ecoqua review
By Brenda-Travel Coordinator
Nice colors and materials. Was looking for a journal that was easy to pack on biking and hiking trips.
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