Finally! The review I have been wanting to do but putting off for so long. Piccadilly Journal/paper review. I have been writing for a couple weeks now in this journal (with various inks) and have finally decided to showcase it off.
I used quiet a few inks and pens that were already loaded and ready to go. Here is what was used in this test:
- Diamine Oxblood - Lamy Safari 'F' Nib
- Noodler's Blue Nose Bear - Ohto Dude (Fine to Medium Nib?)
- De Atramentis WIlliam Shakespeare - Lamy Al-Star 'F' Nib
- Noodler's Burma Road Brown - Lamy Safari 'F' Nib
- Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses - Lamy Al-Star 'F' Nib
- "Supposed to be" Diamine Rustic Brown (Got mixed accidentally with another ink) - Baoer Fountain Pen (Fine-Medium Nib)
- Pelikan Black Ink - Lamy Vista 'EF' Nib
- Pilot G-2 0.7 Black ink
- Staples Optiflow Pen Black ink
- Aluminum metal barrel Pentel Energel
- Metallic Sharpie Pen
The Journal is a nice soft faux leather with beautiful stitching on the edges. It holds together nicely. However, it will not lie flat when writing. You would have to add some pressure and bend it a little to get it to lie flat. Very flexible journal though. It appears you can pick this up at Barnes and Noble (as I did on clearance) fairly reasonable. I got mine cheaper than any Moleskine and the paper quality is much better than Moleskine.
I would highly suggest these journals for anyone who is an avid writer or just needs a place to jot down those notes or favorite songs that you hear on the radio. The paper quality is great. The line spacing is medium (not too large, not too thin). However, I will pre-warn you...This is one of their "higher quality" type of journals. If you pick up their pack of pocket journals (like 3 in a package) the line spacing is a bit smaller and narrower. Just an FYI.