I forget how I first heard about Rubberband notebooks, but I emailed them a while back and they sent me a great batch of samples to review. Let’s take a look!
First, we have this very snazzy planner. It comes in a slipcase with a paper band around it, and inside you get a nice plain black cover with a stamped logo. It has an elastic closure and back pocket.
Here’s a cool touch inside: yellow pages at the back!
The planner layout is really nice– a grid layout for the personal info page and subtle ink colors throughout.
This next notebook is really fun, a flexible softcover notebook with bright orange pages! Hot!
It takes very well to being bent and almost rolled into a tube. Nice black covers with subtle branding. The cover is an interesting material, a bit different from the usual faux leather– it has more of a smooth sheen and almost rubbery feel to it.
This smaller notebook has a cardboard cover and an interesting binding style, plus two colors of paper within.
The pages are lined, but with a grid section at the bottom. The notebook opens very flat.
Here you see the stitching of the binding. There is also a light layer of clear glue coating the spine.
The dark color of the paper makes it quite good for show-through, though a few pens bled through, somewhat more on the blue paper than on the green. The paper seemed a bit thirstier than some, as I noticed when just leaving the Sharpie tip in one spot for a few seconds.
Rubberband has a lot of other interesting notebook styles. The company is based in India, and I’m not sure if there are any retailers in the US. Their website currently says an online shop is coming soon, but in the meantime they might be hard to find. But you can always throw your hat in to win a couple of samples from me! I’ll be picking one random winner from entries submitted as follows:
On Twitter, tweet something containing the words “Rubberband” and “@NotebookStories.”
On Facebook, “like” the Notebook Stories page and post something containing the word “Rubberband” on my wall.
On your blog, post something containing the words “Rubberband” and “NotebookStories” and link back to this post.
The deadline for entry is Friday July 1 at 11:59PM, EST. Good luck everyone!