Notebook Review: Monologue Platinum Notebook | Rants of The Archer
The Archer's back! I haven't seen her posting in a while, so I was happy to see this post sitting in my feed when I woke up this morning.
The blog is on a journal made by Monologue called the Platinum, and I have to say, it's a pretty attractive journal. It looks a lot like a Quo Vadis Habana, but with silver gilded edges (a polarizing feature, for most). The aesthetics of the journal are quite nice, and I have to say that I was reading the review very intently, thinking how it may be a threat to the Habana and the Rhodia Webnotebook.
But alas, there is no threat. As with all fountain pen users, I care first and foremost about the paper quality and performance, and everything else takes a back seat. This journal, though pretty, performs as bad or worse that the Moleskines that so many of us have abandoned for fountain pen usage. It's a shame that such a nice looking journal should be rendered essentially useless, as now it's just another nice looking journal with junk paper. You'll be restricted to ballpoints or pencils on this one.
It's surprising too, because with its 80g paper there was real hope for it, as even the Moleskines only have 72g paper! I guess it just goes to show that paper weight/thickness is not the sole determining factor with fountain pen feathering and bleedthrough.
Go and check out the review for yourself, and it'll make you appreciate the quality of the journal that you currently use!