Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Piccadilly Leatherlook specs:
200 lined cream colored pages, 100gm wood free paper. Leather-free soft cover and a finished satin ribbon bookmark.
Same height, but slightly wider than a Moleskine. These days, I prefer the wider journals.
The website shows the word "Journal" in white, but it's actually embossed on the cover. I do not find it intrusive. I love that it has rounded corners on both the cover and the pages.
I do not care at all for how rough the stitching feels on the inside of the cover.
As the cover is flexible, I noticed that if it gets bent, the cover retains the crease. Jam it in and out of a backpack or purse often enough and the cover is going to get really messy looking. I'd really like to see this book made with a stiffer cover.
I'm a little confused because the Piccadilly website said that these journals came with paper lined on only one side, but as you can see in this particular book, it is lined on both sides.
Cover allows book to open and lie flat. Very Flat
7mm ruling, 100gm cream paper. 100 gm paper is really thick for a journal. The most I've seen is Clairefontaine's 90g. So how did it work with a fountain pen? For me, it worked very well. Virtually no feathering or spreading, and no bleedthrough. For my friend at Inkophile, whose Leatherlook book was loaded with the one side ruled paper, she experienced feathering. Is the paper the same, but just ruled differently? Not sure. Read her review here.
Available in 16 different cover styles, you can order them online direct from Piccadilly.