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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Episode #11: Moleskine Paper Weight

In an effort to find the weight (thickness) of paper in a Moleskine ruled notebook, Brian took matters into his own hands and calculated it for himself. Why? Well why not, gosh darn it!

What I did was tear out a sheet from the inside fold of a set of sheets. There are about a dozen double-sheets that are folded in half, stitched through the middle, and glued up with other sets of these double-sheets that make up the whole journal. By tearing out the double sheet, I'm able to get a single sheet of paper that's the size of the opened journal, which is 260mm x 208mm. That's 54,080mm sq., or .054080m sq. I weighed this amount, which is 3.9g. In order to figure the weight of the paper, you divide the gram weight by the square meter, that's the international standard for figuring paper weight (indicating its thickness). So 3.9g / .05080m sq. comes to 72.115 g/m sq. This would more commonly be indicated (for comparison to other notebooks) as 72g paper. That's on the thin side for fountain pen friendly paper (which this notebook does not have, just see the other episodes!). Check my math on this, but I'm 99.8% certain this math is at least a gram or two from the correct paper thickness.

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5 comments:

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  3. Haha....spare time, yeah! I've just learned to type with one hand and burp with the other! I'm glad my efforts are worthwhile, look for a bunch more videos to come out soon!

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  4. I want to thank the blogger very much not only for this post but also for his all previous efforts. I found inknouveau.com to be extremely interesting. I will be coming back to inknouveau.com for more information.

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  5. Haha....spare time, yeah! I've just learned to type with one hand and burp with the other! I'm glad my efforts are worthwhile, look for a bunch more videos to come out soon!

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