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15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
Simple, spacious, well constructed. Excellent value.
The pages are smooth, cream-colored, ...
The pages are smooth, cream-colored, and fairly thick. Each page has 28 solid grey lines that are very thin and not too dark, so they make nice guides without being too distracting. There is also a pale grey fleur de lys watermark at the bottom center of each page.
The lines are 6 inches long and 8 millimeters apart, leaving a 1/2 inch margin at the top and bottom of the page, a 1/4 inch margin from the edge of the book, and a 3/8 inch margin from the center of the book. The fleur de lys is roughly 3/4 inches squared in size.
The endpapers are heavy stock in a French vanilla color. The front one has "This journal belongs to _________________" written on it, and the back one says, "Fiorentina, Product of Italy, Fiorentina LLC North Merrick, New York 11566". A fleur de lys also appears on both of these pages.
The front cover is embossed with "JOURNAL", and a fleur de lys is embossed at the bottom center of the back cover.
I purchased this book at a Barnes & Noble store in February 2008, and it came wrapped in clear plastic with a sticker that said, "writing journal, Handmade in Florence, Italy, using centuries old techniques."
I am exceptionally pleased with this journal. It is well made and has held up beautifully. I looked it up today to make sure they were still available, and now that I know they are, I intend to purchase another.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Excellent quality, but somewhat impractical
posted by Armin on December 5, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 22, 2011
Make it even better -
I buy this journal at the beginning of each year. I divide the pages by month with tabs. It helps to find entries later and easier to gauge my entries for the year. I glue a clear glassine flat sack at the first page of the month for something I want to keep, but keep loosely. I cut 6x9 watercolor paper that I insert inside the journal - to reduce thickness and not stress the spine, I cut out unused pages with an exacto knife - and glue in the page that I've drawn or painted on. That's how I solved making it a writing & illustrated journal. At the back, I often index my topics with dates so when I want to share some sweet memory with a friend, I can easily locate his or her name by index.
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