Review by Laura Cameron
I love anything cherry blossom themed, and I had never tried Write Notepad & Co.’s notebooks so it was a given that I was going to order the Sakura Spring 2018 Limited Edition notebooks (3 pack pocket-size for $12.99).
The Sakura limited edition pocket notebook measures 3.75″ x 5″ (9.5 cm x 12.5 cm). The cover art is beautifully printed on 80# coverstock. The Sakura has 48 pages of 70# graph lined paper, printed in Write’s standard blue-green color, and measuring approximately 4mm. The edition is saddle stitched and finished with rose gold staples. As with all Write products, the notebooks are 100% American made.
I have to say, having never used Write notebooks before, that the paper blew me away. I tested a variety of pens and inks on the paper, and even swabbed it with ink and nothing got through those pages. In my experience, I haven’t found paper like this in most pocket notebooks. The paper is fairly smooth, and none of my inks bled or feathered at all. My only (very minor) complaint is that I think I would prefer dot grid to graph, but that’s just a personal choice.
As you can see, I enjoy a good themed every day carry, so I’ll be carrying my Sakura notebooks along with my Fahrney’s 2018 Retro 51 Cherry Blossom.
If you’re interested in the Write Notepad & Co. Sakura notebooks they are a limited edition run, so make sure you don’t miss out.