Available in 3 versions:
- Page Size: 135 mm x 195 mm (5.3 in x 7.7 in)
- Dot Grid and Ruled Paper: 100 gsm. 80 sheets, 160 pages.
- Blank Paper: 240 gsm. 30 sheets, 60 pages.
- Cover: Charcoal Leatherette Polyurethane on 1.5 mm (0.06 in) rigid board.
- Rounded Corner Radius: 6 mm (0.24 in)
- Binding: Lay flat binding with sewn signatures
- Bookmaker Ribbon: 9 mm (0.35 in) twill
- Slipcase: 1.5 mm (0.06 in) rigid board wrapped in 120 gsm paper
I’ve long sought after the perfect hard cover lay flat notebook. I would most frequently use the Endless Recorder notebooks but once studio neat came out with the KeepBook I wanted to give it a try. I mostly use fountain pens, fine and medium nibs (both Japanese and German) and don’t have any concerns with the amount of ghosting on the back of page. It’s noticeable but not intrusive. I like that the book doesn’t have an elastic strap, I’m not searching for any grails over here, I don’t need the book to stay tied down. The ribbon is a lovely British racing green that contrasts the black exterior well. I love the exterior of all the Studio Neat paper products and this cover is no different. My one complaint is in the stitching/binding of the signatures. I find that when I try to lay the book flat the paper develops a wave or waffle to it and some of the pages visibly strain against the tension of the signature stitching. It does require me to hold the pages down when writing to achieve a flat writing surface but it’s not a deal breaker. It’s probably one of those QC issues that is present in all 1.0’s and I would imagine it will get fixed over time. I will likely switch over to these from the Endless Recorders because I prefer the black cover on the KeepBook to the Recorders and prefer the thickness of the KeepBook as well, compared to the Endless Recorder.
Doesn’t fold flat without forcing it
All the pages are numbered. A little touch that makes such a huge difference.
I have tried many notebooks and I am very pleased with how nice this notebook is. Not that I am surprised since all of the Studio Neat's products I own are excellent but this notebook just feels amazing. From the soft cover to the nice, thick pages, it is a pleasure to write on. Highly Recommend. You will not be disappointed.