P13 paper Products has just released brand new Premium notebooks. You can choose between two different covers but still with a neutral character that could be used by everyone.
Inside each of them, you will find two different papers – one is smooth 90g/m2 with delicate grey dot print, the second one is heavier – 120g/m2 – blank and with slightly rough surface. Both papers have a nice ivory color.
The first part of the notebook would be perfect for taking notes, diary or bullet journal. The second would be great for sketches and creative thinking.
As you can see – both are beautiful, but I know that you shouldn’t judge book by it’s cover so I put them on the test. I used different types of pens and inks, brushpens, stamps, and watercolors.
Firstly I tested thin dotted paper. It is really smooth and the nibs of fountain pens just loved it.
But what about the ink? I have to say that the pages have done really well – even with the vintage flex pen Waterman 52 which is a monster. It gives so much ink that not every paper works well with it ( you can see how badly it works with Xero paper).
I have to admit that the ink dries quite fast that you can write your notes with no worries.
You can also have this notebook for calligraphy practice – it’s not scared of nibs with calligraphy ink.
What about creative ones that want to have a great bullet journal? As you can see, you can use different types of brushpens and stamps and make it as colorful as you want.
The paper is thin and you can see through it slightly but none of the used writing instruments and inks bleeded to another side. That is fantastic! You can use both sides for your precious notes 🙂
How about the 120g/m2 paper?
It works really great with a pencil and pens. You can also use nibs and ink to draw on it and not worry about the bleeding.
It is not the watercolor paper but I just had to test it 🙂 While you put wet paint on, the paper slightly
ripples, but after a while – as it dries – it tries to smooth out.
You can put two layers of watercolors and everything should work fine. More layers could make the paper too wet and it will bleed through. You won’t paint complicated landscapes on it but I have to say that the results for this paper are really great 🙂
What do I honestly think about the notebook after taking that test?
I have to admit it is really great. It surprised me with the results and I know that I will be using it very often now.
I hope that it helped you to decide if to test it by yourself and have a notebook of your dreams.