Semikolon Tablet and Composition Book Review

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My dear friends over at Tag Team Tompkins showered me with notebooks for my birthday so I thought I might share the goodies with you, my fine readers. The first up is the Semikolon brand notebooks. I received a A4 Paper Block tablet and a composition-style, A5 exercise notebook. It seems their focus is on making their products in an array of delicious colors that coordinate. I got a cocoa and cream exercise notebook and a coordinating striped tablet.

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The exercise book has a small window in the matte-finish, coated cardstock covers that you can fill with your own photo or business card.

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Inside, the exercise book includes a pocket inside the front and back pockets help give the covers some heft. The paper inside is a creamy ivory with gray lines. A bit more widely spaced than I usually like but not as wide as standard “wide ruled” notebooks.

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The tablet contains the same paper but opens from the top like a legal pad and the cover is die cut into a semicolon so that you can see the lined paper through the diecut. While I find it aesthetcially pleasing with blank sheets visible, if you write on the first page, bits of your text will be seen through the die cut. Not a good place for sensitive information, poor handwriting or incriminating doodles of your boss.

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Both notebooks use the same paper stock so I only test one book since the results are the same.

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All my standard writing instruments performed well on the paper. Its a smooth stock though a bit thin so there is a bit of bleed-through with heavy ink flow. The Uni-Ball Vision and Sharpie that I stole from my husband definitely bled a bit. All the other tools, including two fountain pens, had a slight show-through but not so much so that you could not use both sides of the paper.

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These are very clean simple products. If you’re looking for understated looks and minimal branding, I think these are a good choice.

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