The classic Moleskine design and aesthetics have always appealed to me. The lay-flay binding, the integral bookmark, the elastic closure and the pocket in the rear all make Moleskine's extremely useful and versatile. But where Moleskine's have fallen flat in recent years is paper quality, which has been spotty at best; at worst, gel and fountain pen users have found the paper to be terrible, with bleeding and feathering major problems. I'm among the fountain pen crowd, and because of Moleskine's paper issues have had to look elsewhere.
I'm happy to say that this particular Moleskine has no paper quality issues. The paper is an off-white, smooth, 90gsm product that just loves fountain pens. Bleeding is non-existent and show-through is very minimal. I can finally write on both sides of the paper with my wettest pens. The difference in paper quality between this journal and the standard Moleskine sizes is like night and day.
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Perfect for drawing
By Frederico Lopes - December 9, 2011
This is a big Moleskine, I'd say a huge one. It's perfect for large drawings, or even for simple sketches. The pages are thick enough, and the ink does not bleed to the other side. Buy one and have no regrets!
By Debit - June 1, 2012
This is an excellent find:
1. Construction: It is hard-bound and well-constructed.
2. Size: If smaller sized notebooks feels claustrophobic, then A4 size should do. A backpack or a briefcase can easily accommodate this notebook.
3. Paper: Accepts fountain pen pretty well with almost no bleeding. A minor note: The paper has a slightly creamy color, which is easier on the eyes than the bleach white found in most printer papers.
The Moleskine 18 Month Weekly Notebook, soft cover extra large, is dated from July 2010 to December 2011. Formatted to show the week's appointments on the left and a ruled page for notes and ideas on ...