Australian retailer Milligram has launched it's own line of stationery products, dubbed Milligram Studio, and they were kind enough to send me a pack of their A5 softcover "Everyday Notebook" to review. I like what Milligram has done here, and look forward to seeing what else they release in the future under their own mark. Be sure to check out their full line - they already have quite a range of offerings.
The Everyday Notebook features 80 pages of 85 GSM Fabriano paper. Fabriano paper, which is also sold under its own name, pops up from time to time among the fountain pen crowd, but it's still a lesser-known option. For the most part, it works well with fountain pens, though I did experience a touch of bleed and show-through with wet writers. These particular notebooks contained ruled paper, but blank and dot grid options are also available.
The star of the show here, in my opinion, is the textured card stock cover. It's not only flexible, but appears to be coated to offer increased durability. The cover artwork is tastefully done.
Takeaways and Where to Buy
Milligram has made some nice notebooks. I especially like the textured covers, and the paper performs well with most fine to medium nib fountain pens, though especially wet writers may see some bleedthrough. The notebooks are available for $15-18 for a two-pack, depending on paper type and color options. Spend over $199 AUD, and you get free international shipping. This shouldn't be hard to do, seeing that Milligram also has some awesome Kaweco Sport exclusives to help get you over the limit!
Disclaimer: Milligram provided me with the notebooks featured in this review free of charge. Many thanks to the team at Milligram for making this review possible!