Everyday Blank Notebook - Tomoe River Paper - A5 Size - 400 Pages
We still use old Tomoe River paper in our notebooks.
Introducing our new bound blank notebook in A5 size. It features the stunning fountain pen friendly Tomoe River Paper. This blank journal is perfect as a standalone travel notebook for recording all your special memories and ideas, or as a refill for our best selling Leather Notebook Covers and A5 journal covers. It's quite possibly one of the best journals for foutains pens.
- Completely flat-lay
- Magnetic closure cardboard box.
- Hand-bound from Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper
- Blank paper
- 200 sheets (400 pages)
- Includes grid and lined guides
- Includes blotter (also can be used as a writing mat for comfortable writing)
- Comes with a zippered canvas bag
- 145 x 210 mm (5,70 x 8,26 inches)
Tomoe River Paper
The 52gsm paper is incredibly thin, and very fountain pen friendly. This paper shows off the sheen and shimmer in inks unlike any other paper can do.
Our Tomoe River paper is the same Tomoe River paper that's used in the Hobonichi Techo. We use the same 52 gsm paper as the Hobonichi.
Fountain pen enthusiasts who favor shading ink, those that create subtle color gradations as ink is laid on the paper, will appreciate how the paper shows off subtle color variations. Sheening inks also perform well as pools of color will sit on the surface of the paper and when dry will create the reflective look so many fountain pen users love. It’s important to be patient and let the paper fully dry to prevent smudging, especially when using sheening or metallic inks. Click here to read our blog post about Tomoe River Paper.
Tomoe River Paper Writing Samples
For the guide sheets, thanks to the Well-Appointed Desk.For the images, thanks to the @writetomeoften.
A5 Notebook Size
At half the size of the A4, A5 sized notebooks are very popular as journals, daily or monthly diaries. The size makes them easy to carry while still allowing lots of space.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful notebook next in line for my journaling journey. it is 400 pages of Tome River paper and about 1/3 to 1/4 thinner than my current A5 journal with a similar number of pages of similar but heavier paper. Lovely that it lies so flat at every opening. Thank you, Galen Leather.
Great notebook, really well made; paper quality is excellent. Recommended!
I have ordered a few items including the wooden writing box, very happy with all. Great people to buy from.
I think this is as great notebook. It is very well made and has a very nice look and feel.
It's a fantastic pad, perfect for daily work notes that are not as short as I could use in post-it size pages!
Great Quality as well!
I bought it to fit in my A5 crazy horse smoky folio, which it does perfectly, even with four fountain pens. Has managed to pick up the sheen from my Iroshizuku Yama Budo though not as much as in the photographs on this page but will try with a broad nib next! No feathering or bleeding, minimal ghosting (but very usable on both sides).
I love the notebook and the Tomoe River paper, minimal ghosting and zero bleed through. I am left-handed and the first 10 pages I used were difficult, smudging was a huge problem as I am a natural side-writer. I have been working on becoming an under-writer but my hand will drift into a side-writer position if I am not making a conscious effort to stay as an under-writer. Lefties will either want to be under-writers with this paper or else choose quick drying inks. I did several tests with Visconti blue ink and dry time was 13-15 seconds. Other than that, the notebook is great and I will be buying more!
The A5 zippered folio exceeded my expectations. The quality is incredible. The attention to detail is superb. Dealing with Galen was a pleasure. If you like luxury products as I do - you will love this item and enjoy dealing with Galen. They are a true luxury brand.
- Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
- Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
- If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
- The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters.
- Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters 0....9 numbers . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
- Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.
We offer corporate gifts at varying price points, as well as company specific merchandising programs. For corporate embossing MOQ is 20 pieces.
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All items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 1-2 weeks to complete. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!
We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.
Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.
Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.
Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days.
- Shipping fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. See your checkout for shipping options. As an example, a small journal's shipping fee starts at US$9.80.
- Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA. Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
Returns - Cancellations
- All items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs.Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
- Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items.We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.
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