Midori Notebook Refill Review – #002 Grid Paper

Well, I have a pretty pretty new fauxdori to play with and need inserts! I ordered four different refills, and as they come in will post reviews and impressions. Here’s the first of four. But first, a pic of my new cover from Jot. Featuring Unikitty!

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But back to the review. Grid paper is ALWAYS a good idea, so I started with the regular size Midori #002 refill. Regular size is about 4.3″ x 8.25″. This notebook is stapled and contains 32 sheets or 64 pages. You can get it from lots of different sources, but my two favorites are Goulet Pens or JetPens.

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The grid lines are a nice unobtrusive gray, and the paper surprisingly fountain pen friendly. Here is a sample of what I had currently inked. No feathering or bleeding!!

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A closer shot.

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The backside of the fountain pen scribbles.

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I decided to go a step further and test out some other pens I had at my desk, including Sharpies and a waterbrush. Paper behaves well with the waterbrush – not fantastic, but it doesn’t start to deteriorate as soon as it gets wet either, like in my Rhodia.

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The fat nibbed Sharpie definitely bled through to the backside.

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…. and onto the other page behind it.

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So then, the ultimate test now for me – how does J.Herbin Emerald of Chivor look on it!? You don’t get the red sheen that leaps off the page when on Tomoe River Paper, but you do get a great gold glittery effect.

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Ooooh the sparklies from this Noodlers Ahab….

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And the backside – still no bleedthrough!! Even with a wet wet ink in a flex nib! What great paper!!

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Conclusions: a great grid paper notebook! As a Midori newbie, I’m pleasantly surprised by the fountain pen friendliness of the paper here. Can’t wait to see how the other refills I have coming rank.

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6 thoughts on “Midori Notebook Refill Review – #002 Grid Paper

  1. […] the Midori refills I’ve ordered for my new Jot Fauxdori as they arrive. Last time was the #002 Grid Paper refill. I decided I needed a weekly agenda or planner refill too, to really evaluate the full […]

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  5. StarS September 19, 2015 at 10:18 am Reply

    What is the pink pen holder you have in the background?

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