Fabriano EcoQua Notebook Review

 

Fabriano EcoQua Notebook 2018

I love notebooks and I can’t resist myself to buy one more for my notebook collection.

Last week I visited my local Art supplies store and some colorful notebooks held my attention, it was a Fabriano notebooks display with fresh and bright cover notebooks I couldn’t resist getting closer and touch them.

The first thing I noticed is the nice feeling touch of the cover, it’s light but sturdy and flexible, took me a while to decide what color should I get, from a nice blue, green, black, grey and orange, at the end I decided to get the orange.

Then I had to decide whether to get a regular lined paper or the dotted paper, the difference of price between the regular lined paper and the dotted paper can make the difference at the time you need to decide the one to buy.

If you’re looking for a nice A5 notebook for your Bullet Journal or personal planner, the Fabriano EcoQua Notebook might be the one you’re looking for.

In a few days I’ll be traveling to visit my family, so it’s time to decide which Bullet Journal will travel with me, as you might know by now, if you’ve reading my blog, I started Bullet journalism with a DIY Journal made by me, then as I’ve been testing some more notebooks and planners, I’ve a few journals and planners on my desk, this time the Fabriano EcoQua notebook is the winner to travel with me.

This little book has great features to be the winner!

  • It’s small and light
  • It has a wire binding
  • It lays wide open to work on it.
  • Both covers are sturdy and flexible
  • The paper is 85g/m2
  • Clorine and acid free
  • Long life ISO 9706
  • The colored cover is light resistent
  • The paper is made from forests managed according to strict environmental standards.
  • And it’s approved by Federottica (certificate number 654) it meets the standards suitable for writing and reading.

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I spent some time today to get some pages ready on this notebook, so I can tell you how it does feel when you write on its paper.

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I decided to make a first page to give some motivation about life, I worked with a Gelly Roll pen from Sakura in black and it works perfect on this paper.

The first idea for this page I made it with pencil and I had to erase a couple of ideas before I decided to go with this one, as you might know when you use an eraser on a notebook, sometimes the paper get damaged and it looks bad on the paper.

This will not happen on this notebook paper, after I use the eraser a couple of times, the paper was perfect like a brand new page, when I worked on the paper with this pen, the ink ran perfect and dries in a moment.

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Some Weekly Spreads

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I decided to get some weekly spreads ready on this notebook, I used some stickers to write the date, these are homemade stickers and they stick nicely on the paper, no problem at all.

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It takes no time at all to get a few weekly spreads on this notebook.

It’s time to test some writing tools on the paper.

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It’s a good idea to test your writing and drawing tools on a new notebook and know in advance which tools will work fine and which ones you better don’t use on this notebook.

I must say almost all the writing and drawing tools I tested work great on this Fabriano EcoQua notebook.

It’s so easy and nice to work on this paper, most of the tools work fine, there was only two markers I won’t be using on this notebook, as their ink opens wide while I was writing with them, but that don’t make these writing tools bad, as they work perfect on other kinds of paper.

Two more features that makes this notebook perfect.

I love the modern front cover design, it’s like it was designed by an architect or a high profile designer.

The paper is not white, it’s like a fancy light color which makes it more stylish, which helps to make your Bullet journal, journal or planner more unique.

My Verdict:

If you like to get a perfect small, fancy and minimalist notebook, the Fabriano EcoQua A5 notebook will not disappoint you.

It’s easy to write on paper and light to carry with you anywhere!

It’s price makes it also affordable, and it’s high quality will help you to work on it, and it will last a long time.

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Alejandra Balanzario

Alejandra is a creative artist and entrepreneur, she finds the use of her personal planner help her out to do more in her daily routine and still have time to live the life she loves.

6 thoughts on “Fabriano EcoQua Notebook Review

  • June 10, 2018 at 10:44 am
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    This was a unique and unusual review post for me to luckily come across today. I was doing some research and through luck landed here!

    I am a great believer in notebooks and using them to annotate all my daily activities. I am into online marketing, and in particular, affiliate and e-commerce marketing.

    As such, my days are filled with to-do taskings, and having a way to organize everything (or most things) in one place is essential for me.

    These days you will not find as many of like-minded people with the advent of all the digital tools that are out there.

    I started when I was just a young lad and have been using these journals now for over 40 years. In some sense, much of my life is documented in them…

    I do go for quality and paying attention to all the finer details that you cover in your review of this ‘Fabriano Ecoqua’ brand notebook opened my eyes a lot to what is out there…

    Most certainly I am concerned with the environment, and knowing that the manufacturer operates in an eco-friendly manner is worth paying extra for.

    The other qualities of the notebook you mention also interest me, as at some point my many volumes of notebooks will pass to my children and grandchildren.

    I want them to be able to review what I have written over the years if nothing else to gain insight who I am or was. I will have a serious look at this notebook based on your review. Thanks!

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    • June 11, 2018 at 2:56 pm
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      Hi Dave,
      Thanks for your visit and your time to write a comment.
      I love to hear from people like you that still keep the love to write on a notebook and plan their life.
      It’s nice to hear how you have been working on your notebook in your life and how they have helped you to get organized and to reach your dreams and goals.
      How nice it’s to know you keep your notebooks and over 40 years, now your life is documented in them, it will be a great legacy for your children.
      I’ll keep working on this Fabriano Ecoqua everyday and it does not disappoint me at all! by now I’m sure this notebook will become one of my favorites and I will by a couple more of them.
      Alejandra.

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  • June 10, 2018 at 7:48 pm
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    This was great. I really love notebooks and am also obsessed with pens lol. I use them to keep notes of books I read or information I think is important in regards to blogging, affiliate marketing, etc.

    I liked some of the ideas you mentioned. I think i’m gonna start keeping a journal of my daily life.

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    • June 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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      Hi Ruby,
      Thanks so much for making the time to stop and read my blog and leave a comment,
      I agree with you, notebooks and pens can become a great hobby that can help us to be more productive in life, get all done in time!
      Blogging and affiliate marketing is something I enjoy doing, a good notebook on my desk helps me to get everything organized and be more productive.
      Alejandra.

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  • June 11, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    Despite working online, I am still a great fan of pen and paper.

    I just love writing notes and making plans on paper and this journal sounds like it would fit nicely with my other piles of notebooks… I write a lot.

    You may also have just inspired me to keep a daily journal for my trips away from my computer.

    Karen

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    • June 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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      Hi Karen,
      It’s nice to hear from a pen and paper love like me!
      I also find great how I can write down on paper my plans and dreams, I’m glad you get inspired by me to keep a daily journal, I know it will help you to achieve your goals and dreams.
      Thanks so much for your visit and taking the time to leave a comment.
      Alejandra.

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