New paper! New notebooks!

New paper! New notebooks! Cognitive Surplus

We are excited to announce that we will be receiving the stock for almost 150 new products in the next week! This haul will include new greeting cards, hardcover and softcover notebook designs, research series packs, and a whole new line of mini hardcover journals: The Case Study Series!

Case Study Mini Hardcovers

The Case Study series is 4"x6" with 144 pages and hard covers – perfect for profuse field notes and detailed examination.

You'll also be able to find a whole bunch of new Research series pocket 4-packs, and new styles of Experiment softcovers and Hypothesis hardcovers, just in time for back to school.

With these new notebooks, we are so excited to have found a more eco-friendly paper stock. While it is the same weight and quality of our original paper, it does sport some slight differences. This new paper is some of the highest quality 100% recycled paper on the market, and the supply chain has been assured every step of the way. It has a slightly warmer hue, giving it a slightly more natural color.

The paper still does pretty well with fountain pens. With our initial test of the paper, we found that there is almost no feathering, has a fast dry time, and very little show through so long as you're using a fine or ultra-fine nib. There is some show-through with sharpie and calligraphy pens that produce large strokes of ink. You can see photos of this test below. We have also reached out to some bullet journal and pen enthusiasts for some reviews and will keep you updated on their feedback.

Pen Test

Below is a pen test on our old paper:

Pen Test Original PaperPen Test Original Paper Back

Here is a pen test on the new paper:

Pen Test New PaperPen Test New Paper Back

Overall, we are very excited about this upgraded, more sustainable paper. We hope that you will give it a shot and let us know what you think!  

We'll send out an email update when they're available (so make sure you're on our mailing list!) and you'll be able to find all the new styles here:


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