Sticky Note Day: Midori Writing Marker Monthly Block Sticky Notes

This week I decided to try the Midori Writing Marker Monthly Block Sticky Notes in both the Memo design and Speech Bubble design ($4.90 each set). I loved the die cut shapes and thought they’d be nice additions to my planner and journals. Each set include 15 sheets of 4 different designs (60 sheets total per set).

While the description on JetPens website clearly stated the sticky notes were 22mm x 22mm (less than 1″ square), I didn’t read it thoroughly so I was surprised to discover how TINY the sticky notes were when they arrived. Standard Post-It notes are usually about 3″x3″ (7.6cm x 7.6cm) so the Midori Writing Marker Monthly Block Sticky Notes are much smaller.

Midori Writing Marker Monthly Block Sticky Notes stuck to a full-sized sticky note.

Because the sticky notes are so small, most of the backs are adhesive covered so there can be a bit of residue on the front side of the sticky note. This means the ink friendliness of these sticky notes is iffy at best. Gel pens worked great and since these sticky notes are so small, the fine nibs of the gel pens was advantageous. Ballpoint would probably be adequate as well if it had a fine enough tip.

How small can you write? It will need to be pretty tiny to fit on these tiny sticky notes.

I played with a water-based marker as the sticky note repelled the ink and took an age to dry. After peeling the sticky notes off the stack, they were not particularly sticky.

So, despite being absolutely adorable, I would recommend adding your own adhesive to the back with an adhesive roller or glue stick (temporary or permanent adhesive, depending on your need) and be aware, like so many other sticky notes, these are not fountain pen friendly.

DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were provided free of charge by JetPens for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. As someone who works a variable schedule, I like using these to put in my calendar to mark upcoming work days. I don’t like marking my planner in a permanent way until I’m close to the actual time (people trade shifts all the time), and these have been great placeholders for me. And, while they’re not terribly sticky, I’ve been able to re-use them several times. I don’t usually write on them except to mark a change in shift time, and then I’ll use rollerballs and I’ve never had a problem.

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