1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Take a hike Moleskine.

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by ketchupgun, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. ketchupgun

    ketchupgun Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    I've used Moleskines for the last 7 years. I like the pocket books. I like the lined pages. But being a photographer, graphic designer and non-linear scriptwriter, i tried the blank pages and it was a mess...i tried their grid lines, but the lines are too dark.

    now I found Leuctturm1917.
    AMAZING. Here's every reason they beat Moleskines pound for pound
    - lighter lines.
    - grids available in dotted
    - more pages
    - numbered pages
    - table of contents
    - comes with sticker labels
    - the first and last page aren't really "pages to write on" like Moleskine, because of the way they are glued, they are hard to write on anyway.

    [​IMG]

    try em.
     
  2. KeyeEl

    KeyeEl EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,853
    Likes Received:
    7,298
    Now I have something else to buy. Jerk... :p
     
    Captain Adobo, Grinch, dork and 11 others like this.
  3. ketchupgun

    ketchupgun Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    Added a photo (just to be a bigger jerk)

    I forgot to mention all pages have a spot for the date.
     
  4. KAMM
    • In Omnia Paratus

    KAMM Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,348
    Likes Received:
    14,591
    I know right. ;)
     
    Grinch, KeyeEl and DBR like this.
  5. DBR

    DBR Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    More :censored: to buy. Do you have any idea what it was like last friday night clearing my closet out because a of leaking pipe, HUH? :D
     
    SAKplumber, xtrajack and xbanker like this.
  6. cowsmilk

    cowsmilk EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,076
    Likes Received:
    26,575
    Looks like they have a really good selection with multiple sizes.

    Sent from my phone.
     
  7. Sriracha

    Sriracha Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    2,841
    Likes Received:
    7,864
    Very nifty! When I finish up my Moleskine supply, this is definitely is being purchased.
     
  8. KeyeEl

    KeyeEl EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,853
    Likes Received:
    7,298
    AND a Lamy!?! Jerk...
     
    AK Adventurer and mooshi like this.
  9. Ted Andkilde

    Ted Andkilde Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    I gave up on Moleskines a while ago, overpriced and they bleed badly with fountain pens.

    I've been using US Army Logbooks. Decent, though not stellar, quality, same size as an 8" x 5" Moleskine and they bleed less, super cheap, and you can write on the covers (I label mine with a start/end date on the spine so I can refer back quickly.

    Here's my review on FPN.

    I bought them from Mancon (www.empiremachinery.com) for $3.35 each

    Looks like they've updated their website and broken my links, but you can call them at: 757-222-9200

    Cheers, Ted
     
    Last edited by Ted Andkilde, Aug 10, 2012
    WsRub04 and mooshi like this.
  10. DBR

    DBR Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    Moleskine and RITR need to get together and make a RITR Moleskine. That would be something else, right there. I know RITR has some products similar to a Moleskine, but they need to get together to make them perfect. :D
     
  11. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,266
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Looks like something I'll have to try. What's the word on Calepino, btw, are they good?

    (I used use square-lined paper exclusively, but somehow I've gradually moved to blank pages. I still use millimeter-paper for designing stuff, but otherwise I prefer blank pages.)
     
    mooshisho likes this.
  12. mooshi
    • In Omnia Paratus

    mooshi Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5,565
    Likes Received:
    13,421
    I was never able to pronounce nor spell them, but I love the L books! :D I got one from the local art supply store a couple years back and I love them. :) Very nice with fountain pens.

    ;) Nice Lamy! I wanna get the second run LE Lime Green to replace my original one that I'd sold off a couple years back... I love PR Black Cherry. :D Just got PR Chocolate Brown, myself. :bounce:

    (edited to add) Yay FPN! :D
     
    WsRub04 and Fukurai like this.
  13. ketchupgun

    ketchupgun Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    Im saying <LEK-TERM>...but imposible to spell lol!!!

    My mother in law speaks german...ill get back to u on this ;)

    PR Chocolate brown! Indeed! +1!
     
    mooshisho likes this.
  14. jimjames

    jimjames Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    5
    I just started using a brand called White Lines. They come in a bunch of different sizes, are very reasonably priced, a bunch of different bindings and a selection of hard and soft cover. I really like the "inverted" scheme. The page is grey, the lines are white. It actually is pretty cool and I had never seen anything like it until I stumbled on these. Maybe you guys have seen them before, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

    Full line is on their website and they also talk about the reasoning behind the design. Works perfect for to-do lists and other everyday writing.
     
    mbick and mooshisho like this.
  15. jag-engr
    • Administrator

    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    5,526
    Likes Received:
    4,048
    Wow, those Leuctturm books are nice! I really like the lighter grid and page numbers.

    This is a great idea, but how well are the books themselves made? Also, how well do the pages copy?
     
  16. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,266
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    [lɔɪ̯çttʊʁm] if you can read IPA. So, err, L-oi-ch-t-t-u-r-m. All except 'i' are back vowels, the last 'u' is kinda halfway between 'u' and 'o'. I don't know English pronunciation well enough to figure out how to spell it for you.

    It means lighthouse, in case you didn't Google it already.
     
    AK Adventurer, Fukurai and ketchupgun like this.
  17. kd7dvd
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    kd7dvd EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,363
    Likes Received:
    6,934
    I got a Rhodia bound notebook, but I'm afraid to write on it because the paper just feels so good, mmmmmmm. :spin:
     
  18. mooshi
    • In Omnia Paratus

    mooshi Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5,565
    Likes Received:
    13,421
    That happens to me all the time. xD I have some pretty nice stationery paper lying around that I've been too "scared" to write on. :p
     
  19. kd7dvd
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    kd7dvd EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,363
    Likes Received:
    6,934
    Maybe I need a better pen. Somehow I don't think SKILCRAFT US GOVERNMENT is the right tool for the job (and that's saying a lot coming from me!)
     
    Froley, Fukurai and mooshi like this.
  20. Tesla

    Tesla Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Great paper...and reasonably priced, to boot. I love their #11 top-stapled pad and cover. Their micro-perforations actually tear uniformly...just great stuff...and works great with almost any kind of pen.