Last year, I published a review about The Ink Pot Notebook, which was my Bullet Journal for the latter half of 2020. Towards the end of the last year, they kindly sent me their new Club Sandwich Notebook which is my current Bullet Journal. I’ve been working with it for over a month now so I think I’ve got a good feel of it. I’m going to review it for you today and share my thoughts.
A quick disclaimer: The Ink Pot kindly gifted me this notebook but they have no knowledge of me writing this review. Therefore, all opinions are my own.
As I have already written a blog post about The Ink Pot, I won’t go into too much detail about who they are. I would recommend reading my original review.
However, to summarise, The Ink Pot create personalised notebooks for a good price. They originally started off by selling white dot grid notebooks but recently they have introduced the Club Sandwich Notebook (great name by the way.) This notebook includes black, white and Kraft pages which you can see in the pictures below.
In terms of the paper quality, the paper is 160gsm so it is very thick which means no bleeding and ghosting from your pens. I use the Sakura gelly roll moonlight pens on the black and kraft paper which glide on beautifully. However, I would note that it does take a while to dry so there is a risk of smudging but I think that’s down to the pens rather than the paper as I have no issues with other pens smudging.
As I mentioned before, these notebooks can be personalised. Again, if you would like more information, I would read my last post about The Ink Pot. You can personalise these with different images, initials, acronyms and more. I went for a lipstick coloured notebook with a dragonfly image and my initials at the bottom in this gorgeous gold foil.
The material of the cover is exactly the same as the previous notebook. It’s this beautiful linen which feels lovely to touch. It also feels sturdy and of good quality which I like too.
There’s also a ribbon bookmark, a place to write your name at the front and a pocket at the back to keep things like stickers or other documents. There’s no index or numbered pages though so that’s something to keep in mind. This doesn’t bother me too much though.
So what are my overall thoughts on this notebook? I love it. I have to admit I was weary about using this notebook at first as it requires a little more planning with themes. The papers switch quite quickly so you have to think about themes and stationery that will work on all of the papers within the notebook.
It’s a gorgeous notebook though and I’ve loved using it so far. I would highly recommend! Thank you for reading.