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The Paper Mind

Mitsubishi Bank Paper Notebook - RULED

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$35.00 USD
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$35.00 USD
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The launch product. The reason that The Paper Mind is here.

Why it's special: 

  • Mitsubishi Bank Paper for the best fountain pen friendly writing experience (it works great with rollerballs, ballpoints, gel pens, and felt tip pens too!)
  • Ultra flexible stitched binding to maximize comfort
  • Simple design for distraction free writing

After testing dozens of "fountain pen friendly" papers from all over the world we found what we consider to be the very best: Mitsubishi Bank Paper.

See our paper performance test

In designing our Bank Paper Notebook we prioritized writing performance and comfort above all else. This means the best paper and the most flexible and durable binding we could find. 

Detailed specs:

• 192 pages of 87.9 gsm Mitsubishi Bank Paper (acid-free)

• 7mm light gray rule

• Stitched binding with 12 signatures

• Paper cloth cover

• Black woven bookmark

• Gray end papers

• A5 size 148 mm x 210 mm

• Made in Japan

Reviews of our Bank Paper Notebook: 

The Pen Addict 

Gourmet Pens 

Blake's Broadcast

Customer Reviews

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DeSales Harrison
A thing of beauty

This notebook is one of the small, perfect things. It repays its cost tenfold with the deep satisfaction of a well-conceived, well-made object, beautiful and useful in equal measure.

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milton.bonani@uol.com.br
Great for fountain pens

Anyone who likes fountain pens knows that the quality of the paper you write on is important. From that angle, the Mitsubishi bank paper is one of the best I´ve ever used. Their notebooks are very well made, with covers of various colors. I strongly recommend then.

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Brandon Pilmer
One-in-a-Million

So a million may be an exaggeration, but I've purchased dozens of premium or luxury notebooks over the last several years (yes, it's safe to say I have an obsession). From Apica, Montblanc, and Smythson to Clairefontaine, Midori-MD, and Leuchtturm 1917 and back again, this Paper Mind Bank Paper notebook is actually one of my favorite... top three maybe tied with favorite... again, the huge notebook snob that I am, it's certainly saying something.

The paper itself is wonderful. It's high quality and has substance to it, so I don't feel like it's going to rip in half just by turning the page. I especially love the binding and how it lays completely flat with no working a hard crease into the spine, as another reviewer said. I also like the cover, which offers great protection without being a hard cover.
The only drawback may be the price. It is worth the price, for sure, but I feel like it's more than what many would be willing or able to pay for a notebook. Every now and then a discount or sale is offered, which makes it more affordable, so I just try and make my purchases during those times.
Anyway, if you're on the edge and not sure if you should complete your checkout, just do it. I'm confident it will be one of, if not your absolute favorite notebook ever!

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Fern M
Great softcover notebook with Mitsubishi Bank paper

My review of this notebook cannot be better than what is out on YouTube, just go to Blake's Broadcast and see for yourself. I am merely attesting that the review is accurate.

The notebook itself is so much nicer than what I am used to (Leuchtturm1917, Hobonichi, Clairefontaine, Midori MD, and Rhodia). The design and the quality is well worth the price of this top notch notebook. I would even dare to say that this paper is better than the popular Tomoe River paper.

Customer Service: Paper Mind is fast at communication, and you will not be ignored for days like some other companies. I am so happy to have found a reliable new vendor when it comes to high quality notebooks.

Shipping: My order was processed quickly and the notebooks were well packed. When I got my package it looked like an elephant had stepped on the box, and I was worried about how the notebook survived. Fortunately the notebooks were in perfect shape thanks to the careful packaging.

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Genesis
No bleeding and beautiful shading

I have been interested in trying Mitsubishi Bank Paper for a while and took the plunge with these notebooks and I'm not mad at it.

The paper is super fountain pen friendly, but the special part about it (besides the fact that I didn't experience bleed through or feathering) is that it shows chromo-shading inks quite differently than 52 GSM Tomoe River Paper (original, new or Sanzen) or Cosmo Air Light. I am a fan.