The Panobook is a landscape-oriented, extra-wide notebook, hence the name Panobook (as in panorama). It was original a launched on Kickstarter in June of 2017 and by the campaign’s close in October of that year it received 3,623 buyers whose total purchases amounted to $187,149.
The Panobook is a 100 page, wirebound notebook that measures 29 cm by 16 cm (11.3 inches by 6.3 inches). The extra width is useful for some some people when notetaking or placing the notebook on a shelf, but ultimately its not took different from getting a standard grid notebook and using it sideways. Or you could use it vertically and have what looks like an oversized report’s notebook.
What is cool about the Panobook is its attention to detail. The creators at Studio Neat offer lots of cool information about the notebook, such as how it uses a cover made out of Neenah LaCrema 617 Charcoal paper on 50 pt black chipboard or that the paper is Finch Fine Soft White Ultra Smooth paper in 70 lb Text. Or did you know that the text on the notebook is Verlag from Hoefler & Co.?
The Panobook has a stiff board cover that gives it some extra rigidity and a sturdy feeling. It’s a nice change of pace from your standard Rhodia or other floppy softcover.
The uncoated paper has a nice weight but it doesn’t play as nicely with fountain pen ink. It can feather and even bleed through with wetter pens, like a broad fountain pen. It’s still nice paper and a good option for most pens, but it’s more of a general use paper than a fountain pen lovers specialty paper (which is often the use-case for expensive notebooks).
Panobooks sell direct from Studio Neat for $20 each.
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