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Cosmo Air Light Hardcover Notebook

Cosmo Air Light Hardcover Notebook

Regular price $29.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $29.00 USD
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Why it's special: 

  • Micro-coated paper makes ink pop off the page
  • Stitched lay-flat binding for comfort and durability
  • Japanese linen hardcover for a premium feel
  • Simple design for distraction free writing

The Cosmo Air Light Hardcover notebook features a unique micro-coated paper with a pleasant texture. There is no better paper for showing off shimmering, sheening, and shading fountain pen inks. Your inks will achieve their full potential with maximum pop and sparkle.

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Detailed specs:

• 176 pages of 83 gsm Cosmo Air Light paper

• 7mm light gray rule or blank page styles

• Japanese linen hardcover with a French joint

• Stitched binding with 11 signatures

• Woven navy blue bookmark

• Pink blotter sheet

• Gray end papers

A5 size: 148 mm x 210 mm, 5.83 x 8.27 in

• Made in Japan

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Customer Reviews

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Joseph Shores

Excellent - fountain pen friendly

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Anibal
Fantastic

From the ordering, to the packaging, to the notebook everything was fantastic. I can’t undersell the packaging, I’m so glad that the notebooks were carefully wrapped.

The notebooks are truly hardcover, I love that, and of course the paper’s reputation precedes it. Blake and the team have done a great job, I’m definitely going to come back here for my next stationary purchase.

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Jordan
The gold standard

Hardcover notebooks always seem like a good idea in theory, but they're often unnecessarily bulky and heavy and they don't lay flat very well. Thankfully this notebook has the perfect balance of hardcover sturdiness and svelte portability, and the lay-flat binding is legit. Cosmo Air Light paper is unique and may be worth trying in a cheaper notebook first if you aren't familiar, since it has a couple interesting traits. The coating is smooth but does grab the nib, so the effect is almost like writing on wet paper. Also, lines are noticeably wider than on other paper (even other coated fountain pen-friendly papers). Finally, the coating is really sensitive to skin oils, so pages will often have dead spots in them if you aren't careful. The trade off is that no other paper shows off ink as well -- not just sheen, but also the shading and the richness of each color. I'm at the point where I don't like writing on other paper because the ink just looks flat. So, maybe that's another downside, that it's easy to get spoiled for all other paper after using Cosmo for a while.

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Jessica

Love this paper. Simple linen cover is my favorite and I think better for the environment than plastic leatherette that others use. Love the blank option

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Alex
Great notebook

This notebook is designed very mindfully. It is practical but understated, and everything about it feels high quality. On the lined version, the light grey lines seem to fade into the background when the page is filled with writing. And of course, everything people say about the paper is true. Thanks!

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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(9)
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Joseph Shores

Excellent - fountain pen friendly

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Anibal
Fantastic

From the ordering, to the packaging, to the notebook everything was fantastic. I can’t undersell the packaging, I’m so glad that the notebooks were carefully wrapped.

The notebooks are truly hardcover, I love that, and of course the paper’s reputation precedes it. Blake and the team have done a great job, I’m definitely going to come back here for my next stationary purchase.

J
Jordan
The gold standard

Hardcover notebooks always seem like a good idea in theory, but they're often unnecessarily bulky and heavy and they don't lay flat very well. Thankfully this notebook has the perfect balance of hardcover sturdiness and svelte portability, and the lay-flat binding is legit. Cosmo Air Light paper is unique and may be worth trying in a cheaper notebook first if you aren't familiar, since it has a couple interesting traits. The coating is smooth but does grab the nib, so the effect is almost like writing on wet paper. Also, lines are noticeably wider than on other paper (even other coated fountain pen-friendly papers). Finally, the coating is really sensitive to skin oils, so pages will often have dead spots in them if you aren't careful. The trade off is that no other paper shows off ink as well -- not just sheen, but also the shading and the richness of each color. I'm at the point where I don't like writing on other paper because the ink just looks flat. So, maybe that's another downside, that it's easy to get spoiled for all other paper after using Cosmo for a while.

J
Jessica

Love this paper. Simple linen cover is my favorite and I think better for the environment than plastic leatherette that others use. Love the blank option

A
Alex
Great notebook

This notebook is designed very mindfully. It is practical but understated, and everything about it feels high quality. On the lined version, the light grey lines seem to fade into the background when the page is filled with writing. And of course, everything people say about the paper is true. Thanks!