Saturday 5 January 2019

Let's Journal: Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Notebook Review

Does it live up to the hype?

I’ve had my Bullet Journal for a few days now. Before I bought it, I was overwhelmed with all the options I had. Which journal should you settle on? The problem I had deciding was that I was a complete newbie to bullet journaling, so I didn’t know what I even needed. How many gsm do I need? How many pages? What colour? I just went with the popular choice which was the Leuchtturm 1917. Now, I’ve never bought a Leuchtturm before and I’m not the only one so here I am to help out anyone looking to see if it lives up to the hype.  

I got the standard A5 dotted notebook in teal that all the YouTubers and bloggers had because I wanted to look profesh, of course. 

So, I was super excited when I got it in the mail (Amazon Prime same-day deliveryyy!). I ripped it out of the packaging and examined it.

It’s definitely a teal colour which I’m happy with. It comes with two ribbons but mine were stuck together so I left them like that because I was sure if that’s how they’re meant to be.

Don’t worry I’ve cut them now! So, onto the interior. When you open the journal you have a page to write your name. You could also write any contact details you have so it can be returned to you.
We have a nice index inside with numbered pages, so you don’t have to write your own, and we have a pocket!

So how does it hold up ink-wise? Well You’ll be happy to know that your average ink pen doesn’t bleed through. I haven’t tested out my brush pens yes but when I do I’ll let you know. Although the paper doesn’t bleed it can show through as you can see here:

The other side. Oops.

It doesn’t really bother me but I can see why it would be a problem for some. If you’re looking for more ink-proof paper then I’d recommend a higher 100gsm notebook like Dingbats which seems to have good reviews. All in all I’m pretty happy with my purchase and I’m excited to get journaling this year!

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