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Midori MD Notebook
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Based on 132 reviews

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  • Great for writing
  • Durable paper
  • Thin but not too thin
  • Satisfying texture
  • Excellent for fountain pen and marker use

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My favorite A5 Bujo
NB - I have only ever tried 2 brands of A5 notebooks. But once I got the Midori I never wanted to try anything else! Top score for paper quality, price, and durability.
5/5
Christopher H. on Sep 16
53 years ago
jennibick.com
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Moleskine Removes All References to Taiwan from its Notebooks
For fountain pen friendly notebooks, try Leuchtturm, Clairefontaine, Rhodia or a whole host of Japanese brands such as Midori MD, Travellers Notebooks, Hobonichi, Jibun Techo, etc. Jetpens has great guides to notebooks options on their website. There is no reason to suffer Moleskines terrible and overpriced paper quality today with so many better options available for every use case.
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iamasnowleopard
reddit.com/r/notebooks
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Perfect little notebook
I've been searching for a notebook to serve as my main memo book of various notes and doodles and this one fits the bill! The paper is extremely thin but doesn't bleed through or feather, even with markers and fountain pens. The texture of the paper is extremely satisfying. My favorite part about th...
5/5
Rae on Nov 05
53 years ago
yosekastationery.com
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Midori MD notebooks are awesome! This page was soaked in ink and there's absolutely nothing on the other side.
I then discovered Midori MD notebooks at Maido in San Francisco, and they allow testing of most of the things they carry in store, including notebooks and a huge variety of fountain pens! They also have a giant swatch book for all the inks they carry, which was amazing. I really liked the Midori's simplistic design, the whole cover is just plain white thick cardstock with visible binding.
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lykaromazi
1 year ago
reddit.com/r/notebooks
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The Midori MD Notebook (A5 Gridded): A Review — The Pen Addict
(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.)The Midori MD Notebook is an A5-sized, 88 page (176 pages front and back) notebook with cream paper. I couldn’t find the actual paper weight on the M...
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4 months ago
penaddict.com
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Help me choose my next A5 notebook!
* Prefer white pages vs ivory like the Rhodia. * I only use Ohto Flash Dry Gel Pen refills in my pens. Recently I've been using the Maruman Mnemosyne A4 at home, I really really enjoy the paper, too bad it doesnt come with a thicker cover and stiching. I've also been enjoying the Midori MD notebooks, they look and feel amazing but they wont really hold up unless you get the plastic cover (ugly) or the leather cover (expensive and a bit too much).
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curiousabe_1
1 year ago
reddit.com/r/notebooks
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Notebook Review: Midori A5 Cotton & Light Paper Notebooks
I have been collecting Midori MD notebooks for some time but I haven’t written a review about them. I got the 10th Anniversary Dark Brown Paper Cover (no longer available) and the A5 Cotton Notebook and a set of three Light Notebooks. I purchased my notebooks from my favorite local shop, Wonder Fair...
What Is MD Paper? Midori’s Original High-quality Paper - Kosoado Japan
MD paper is the paper used in Midori MD notebooks, one of the most popular Japanese notebooks. I will introduce its features, writing experience, and various Midori products made with MD paper.What Is MD Paper?Features of MD paperMD paper is an original paper developed through many trials and errors...
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4 months ago
kosoadojapan.com
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Looking for a tiny-gridded fp-friendly notebook
I’m a huge fan of Midori MD notebooks. The grid is 5mm. I use these notebooks almost exclusively with fountain pens and they perform exceptionally well.
Midori MD Notebook Review
I have long been a fan of Midori paper. I’ve used it for journaling, writing letters and for doodling and have always enjoyed writing on it. This notebook is no different. Its design is very clean and simple and it handles fountain pen ink very well. You should note, though, that if you’re used to u...
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4 months ago
fountainpenlove.com
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Specs

Weight

1 oz