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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.
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Really nice to write in
from NY, NY
Comments about Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks:
Be careful- the pages fall out of the thicker dotted notebooks after simple usage. The paper is high quality. they look nice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Spring, TX
I've filled at least three of these with mixed media work, mostly juicy watercolour bit practice sketch ideas, notes, etc. Yes, I've read the reviews about the cover not being great but IMHO, the fantastic Fabriano papers far exceed any cover issues. Get a couple of binder clips if the warping bothers you. Having this delightful paper inside is well worth the price!
Love this Fabriano EcoQua notebooke
from Winnipeg, MB, Canada
The thin paper in this journal is similar in perfirmace to Tomoe River at a fraction of the cost. Super thin pages that wiil still take watercolor and acrylic paint. The only downside is the journal is staple bound instead of stitched.
I love these Fabriano notebooks. I carry them around with me all the time and they hold up really well after all the abuse I put them through. The paper is great quality, which makes writing on it with ink very fluid.
Good but needs to be rebranded
By The Emily with her many journals
from Chicago, IL
I purchased the gluebound dot paper Fabriano notebook in the largest available size. Not enough journals with quality, dotted paper are sold in this size. I love that. The paper itself is GORGEOUS with my fountain pen. It really shows off the ink's hue nicely. I was optimistic after reading the reviews. "Maybe I'll be the exception!" I said and skipped over to my nearest Blick store. But alas: I've had it a little over a week and the pages are beginning to escape. Yes, I want a journal/notebook that can keep up with me and handle being shoved in and out of my backpack. I like fast-paced adventure, sue me! I have to agree with everyone: THE GLUEBOUND NOTEBOOK IS NOT A NOTEBOOK. It is a PAD of paper with an admittedly very nice black cover. I am disappointed this is already falling apart and hope it can stick it through to the end. I'll have my eyes on Fabriano's products; their paper is too nice to pass up but this particular "notebook" will be passed in the future. I said "I would not recommend this to a friend" ONLY because Blick groups ALL the Fabriano notebooks together. The rest of their products are delightful, I just don't care for their gluebound.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on the gluebound notebook. As always, if you should ever receive merchandise that isn't as expected, we'll be glad to work with you to arrange a return or replacement. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up to assist you.
Excellent glue bound Notepads!
from Black Hills of South Dakota
For literally decades I've used legal pads, although I had moved from the full sized to junior ones. Paper quality for fountain pen use of these style pads ranges from poor to what can best be said as reasonable.The only experience I've had with quality paper was some stuff my resume was printed on way way back when and some Clairfontaine 100gsm paper in an Exacompta refillable journal notebook obtained when I retired over a decade ago. Diaries and journals have never been my "thing" so they didn't see any substantive use.Well recently my curiosity got to me resulting in my ordering one each A5 Rhodia No16 and Fabriano EcoQua dot style notepads. These like my junior legal pads allow each sheet used to be torn off which as said is my preference as opposed to journals. You may find some online reviews written by folks who thought the gluebound EcoQua offerings were journal styled notebooks. Frankly Fabriano screwed up calling them that instead of notepads. Accordingly there are lots of disappointed folks lamenting the fact that the sheets tear off so easily. Fabriano does have spiral and stapled A5 notebooks in their EcoQua series though for those who prefer.The Rhodia is obviously the most well known of the two I bought and is often touted as a benchmark of sorts for fountain pen users. It has 80 pages of 80gsm paper with 5mm dot spacing whereas the EcoQua has 90 sheets of 85gsm 4mm dot spaced paper. Since the EcoQua is glue bound on the left margin as opposed to the Rhodia's top tear pad binding, the usable size of the pages is larger with the Fabriano. Both are high quality. But I found myself preferring the EcoQua for the subdued dots, their spacing, and the feel of my nibs on the paper. Even with very wet wide nibs like my Pelikan M1000 OBB and Italix extra broad oblique italic there was no bleed through with the EcoQua paper. Great stuff! Bottom line here is that they are a great highly recommended alternative to the benchmark Rhodia.
from New Hampshire
I got the spiral bound grid notebook to use for my at work bullet journal. The pages are big enough to get lots of info and notes in and I'm really pleased with this product! Working great for what I need!
My favorite note book
By The E
from New York
For school and sketching software programs
Awesome softcover sketchbooks
Great paper, good size, nice soft cover, many colors, sizes, and papers. Like moleskin with notebooks but cheaper and I prefer the paper
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Pages don't stay in the book
from Seattle, WA
Though the design of the book is nice, light and small, the pages don't stay put in the binding. Besides tearing out easily, they also rip out upon turning the page. Unfortunately had to take this back with quite a few pages of loose leaf paper to show for it.
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. Please know that we're always happy to accept a return of a product that proves less than satisfactory, and we've shared your comments with Fabriano as well. If we can be of further assistance, just let us know!
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