Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Notebook Review

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Notebook Review

(Jeff Abbott is a regular contributor at The Pen Addict. You can find more from Jeff online at Draft Evolution and Twitter.)

Over the past five years or so, I've collected numerous Leuchtturm notebooks of various sizes, colors, and paper types. I'm a big fan of the notebooks and use them as part of my job to take notes and keep on top of projects. Despite owning several and having almost an entire shelf dedicated to full notebooks, I've never tried their Composition notebook.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Notebook

The Composition notebook is a softcover notebook that's a bit larger than the standard A5 notebooks they offer. Leuchtturm calls it a Slim B5, and that's a perfect description. It's a 10" x 7" notebook with all the niceties you've come to expect from Leuchtturm. As far as I can tell, the only thing missing in these notebooks is the inclusion of a "Date" line at the top of each page. Instead, each page is simply full-bleed dots, lines, or plain paper.

The soft cover is also a really nice touch considering the size of this notebook. I can imagine that a hardcover book might be a bit harder to handle and pack than the malleable softcover on the Composition notebook, and I'm already a big fan of the A5 softcover notebooks.

With 121 sheets, there's plenty of space to write, draw, doodle, and dream for quite a while. The paper is the standard 80 gsm that you'll find in any Leuchtturm notebook, and it handles different ink types fairly well. Fountain pens with larger nibs do tend to show through a bit on the back of the page, but it's not so bad as to prevent me from using the back page for most things. As far as bleeding and feathering, I've never had any issues with that regardless of pen and ink combo.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Notebook Bookmarks

As you might expect, the Composition book also has a convenient pair of ribbon bookmarks that are color coordinated with the cover, and you also have a matching elastic closure band to keep the notebook closed when not in use.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Notebook Pocket

Leuchtturm also includes a large pocket in the back that contains an assortment of label stickers and some literature about the brand. I normally store this stuff in the back pocket in case I need it, but you could certainly toss them if you don't think they'll be useful for you.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Notebook

The front of the notebook contains a front page for you to write your personal information, and it also contains a few pages for a table of contents or an index based on the page numbers. And yes, all the pages are numbered in this notebook, making it easy to keep track of where things are.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Notebook Writing

Another thing I love about this notebook is the number of options you have when purchasing one. You have an assortment of colors to decide on, and you also have your pick of plain, dotted, or ruled paper with each color. The best way to view all the available colors is to check online, but you can usually find Black, Anthracite, Pink, Nordic Blue, Navy, Orange, Army, Azure, Berry, Emerald, Fresh Green, Ice Blue, Red, and Sand. Phew. What a list.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Notebook Back of Page

Finally, at just under $24, the Composition notebook is a great value considering the size, paper quality, and page count. These are high-quality notebooks that will suite you well, regardless of what your pen of choice happens to be this month. If you're in the market for a larger notebook, you can't go wrong with the Leuchtturm1917 Softcover Composition notebook.

(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)


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Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Notebook Review
Posted on November 14, 2018 and filed under Leuchtturm, Notebook Reviews.

Retro 51 Amelia Earhart’s Vega Pen Giveaway

Retro 51 Vega

When I saw the latest Smithsonian collaborations from Retro 51 there was one that stood out for me over the rest: Amelia Earhart’s Vega. The red lacquered barrel with acid-etched rivets along the “panels” of the airplane design are the standout feature, and matched with the gold pinstripes and antiqued brass hardware, it makes me want to get out there and fly!

My friends at Goldspot sent this over for you wonderful readers. I have one to give away, so read the rules below and get to entering!

Posted on November 13, 2018 and filed under Giveaways.

Beautiful Leather Pen Storage from Girologio (Sponsor)

Girologio Leather Pen Case

Are you looking to protect your precious pens when on the go? Or maybe looking for larger storage capacity for all of your favorites? If so, then Girologio leather pen cases are what you need.

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If you want to go big - and I know you do - Girologio offers cases with a 12, 24, 48, and yes, a 96 pen configuration. Even someone as obsessive as me can find a case to hold all of the things! Ok, maybe two of those big cases. For starters.

What case will you start with? Girologio has you covered, no matter how many pens you want to carry and store safely and securely. To see all they have to offer, head over to Girologio, and be sure to check out where you can buy these fine goods.

My thanks to Girologio for sponsoring The Pen Addict this week.

Girologio Leather Case
Posted on November 12, 2018 and filed under Featured Sponsor.