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Freeleaf Multicolored Annotation Ruled Pads, Letter

Price: $32.00
Item: ADS5570
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Substantial multicolored annotation-ruled notepads for the paper aficionado
At Levenger, we understand being particular about paper. Our colored Freeleaf notepad paper is smooth and substantial, friendly to all types of pen and ink and made with sturdy 90-gsm paper stock, with a firm cardboard pad backer. In fact, we believe the quality of these fine notepads can actually help you think better, and capture brilliant ideas more effectively.
  • 50 acid-free sheets per pad, 5 pads per pack
  • Multicolored annotation 1/4-inch ruled format
  • Includes one pad each in blue, gray, green, yellow and salmon
  • Pages are perforated along the top edge
  • Each page has title boxes at the top for categorizing
  • Lines are printed in gray, which is easy on the eyes
  • Gray perforated cover on each pad
  • 8 1/2W x 11 7/8H (11H trim size)

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LevengerFreeleaf Multicolored Annotation Ruled Pads, Letter
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

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89%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

New Freeleaf note pad - canary paper

As a long-time user of Levenger Notationery note pads (canary color) which were perfect writing surfaces for my roller ball pen, I am unhappy with its replacement, the Freeleaf note pad.Read complete review

As a long-time user of Levenger Notationery note pads (canary color) which were perfect writing surfaces for my roller ball pen, I am unhappy with its replacement, the Freeleaf note pad.

The Freeleaf still excels in smoothness and complete lack of bleed-through, but due to its much more pale yellow color, now lacks the strong contrast and high readability of the previous Notationery pads. In addition, the more darkly printed lines compete more with the hand written text for the eye's attention.

The only defect in the previous Notationery pads was the inconsistency of the microperfs. They were usually excellent, resulting in easy and quiet tear off, but some lots were not cut through enough and would not tear neatly - leaving paper bits that, if not removed with a tweezers, would cause the next sheet to leave even more of its top edge behind. The new Freeleaf pads solve this problem by using slice perforation, but create new problems. They leave a rough edge at the top with visible paper nibs every 4 mm. Plus, they are much more noisy when tearing out a page, making them less suitable for taking notes at meetings and lectures.

Under inspection with a magnifier, the Freeleaf paper is shinier, resulting in some light glare that is absent with the more matte finish Notationery paper. It is also more irregular in fiber appearance. Comparing lines drawn across abutting edges of the two papers, there are bits of background paper color showing through the ink on the Freeleaf paper, while the ink completely covers the Notationery paper. This also contributes to the reduced contrast of the new paper.

In summary, I am hoping that Levenger will make the old type pads available again or else the search is on once more for the ideal note pad.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing for fountain pen use

I'm surprised by the positive reviews because my experience has been disappointing -- at least when using a fountain pen. Being taught to sandwich the negative between a positive start and close, I'll...Read complete review

I'm surprised by the positive reviews because my experience has been disappointing -- at least when using a fountain pen. Being taught to sandwich the negative between a positive start and close, I'll start with my compliment on design and concept. The boxes across the top and the outline/task bar to the left are VERY helpful. I also like the concept of colored paper generally because, if you take a lot of notes, (a) the variation adds a little spice to the ordinary and (b) my personal notes can stand out among files or reams of "white" documents that I deal with. On to the constructive criticism: while the paper stock / weight is nice for fountain pen use, there either is a funky treatment to the paper or some film over the pages that causes many fountain pen inks to immediately defuse, separate, skip. It's akin to the experience of trying to use a fountain pen to write on a plastic laminate -- it just doesn't work very well. Accordingly, any "joy" or "plus" to how wisely laid out the page is or the pleasant colors on offer is overwhelmingly trumped by the "take-away" of not being able to use a fountain pen (at least not consistently). Better to enjoy a fountain pen on boring mid-weight "copier paper" than to have cool paper that a fountain pen succumbs to... As for ending with a positive, um, well, that's hard. How 'bout "I've typically found Levenger products to be top-flite and very well-conceived" (just not this particular product).

PS: In fairness, I hesitated to check "NO" on whether I'd recommend this to a friend. The answer is "YES, absolutely" if the person didn't use fountain pens, "NO, absolutely not" if he/she did...

PPS: I'm not talking about an apparent "discoloration" of the ink; that's to be expected when writing on colored paper (Color ABC logically will appear differently on white compared to light blue paper). Also, the pen type isn't the issue. I've used comparatively wet and dry pens, from Fine to Broad nibs, and the outcome is the same. I will say that the "ink type" does make some difference -- such that, while no ink performs as well on these Levenger pads as they do on other high quality papers, darker inks from Iroshizuku, Diamine, Visconti, and Rohrer perform better; most inks from Noodlers, J Herbin, Private Reserve, Aurora and DeAtramentis perform very (VERY) poorly. I've not yet tried my inks from Caran d'Ache, Stipula, Mont Blanc, Platinum, Waterman, or Omas; but I've tried enough to know that this is a more miss than hit product for fountain pen users (the nice weight and layout notwithstanding).

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5.0

Love the colors & thickness of the paper!

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from Bismarck ND

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Comments about Levenger Freeleaf Multicolored Annotation Ruled Pads, Letter:

These pads are really nice! I love the thickness of the paper!

The colors are also really nice. Looks fabulous inside my new Levenger Folio!

They are a bit on the expensive side, but I'm willing to spend extra on high quality products!

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5.0

Have been using these for years

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from Houston, TX

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I love these pads for writing and developing ideas. I have been using then for over 15 years and love the weight of the paper. Great quality.

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5.0

Quality is excellent

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from Seattle WA

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Freeleaf Multicolored Annotation Ruled Pads are a great addition to any desk. I'm in the medical profession and use a sheet as a coversheet for each of my personal charts. The different colors are great to use for different diagnosis. I like that the paper is more heavy duty than regular notepad paper. The way the title boxes are arranged-very easy to organize without spending a lot of time doing so. After using the Freeleaf pads for over a year now, I won't use anything else. I feel the pads are worth the little bit of extra money I pay. Paper can stand up to heavy duty use and doesn't ever "look tired" and ink doesn't fade over time either.

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4.0

Love the quality

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from Texas

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I really love these pads. I like the design and layout, and this a true quality product. The drawback, they are very expensive per pad at over $6 each. Thus, I don't purchase them often.

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5.0

Years of using these organizing my notes

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from Utah

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I have used these for years and love them! The quality of the paper is exceptional. I can keep the sheets in my files without fear of tearing. I use both sides and the ink does not flow through. I love the title boxes at the top. I put my clients name in the topic box and in the file under box I put the name of the person that referred them to me. That way I can remember to thank them for the referral. In the page box, I put the date I need to finish this project. These are perfect for my business and personal life. And I love the color selection. Thank you Levenger. I absolutely LOVE your products!

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4.0

Good value

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This is excellent writing paper. I don't particularly like the blue. Having a choice of a pack of only one color, would be great.

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5.0

Multicolored Pads

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Love them,.. really help keep me organized with the different projects I have..

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5.0

useful for brainstorming

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from San Antonio, TX

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in addition to the format (marginal note section), I like the weight of the paper in these pads, as it stands up to either pencil or permanent ink. I would like to be able to order a single color instead of the assortment, but it's fun trying out all the colors.

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5.0

Best Writing Pads

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from New Orleans, La.

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I absolutely love these writing pads. The 24 lb paper is perfect for my writing style. Combined with the left hand column for notes makes for a great organized writing experience. I would highly recommend purchasing this product.

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5.0

As always, excellent!

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from Knoxville, TN

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Truly, everything I order from Levenger is excellent and made very well! I love these pads - mainly because of the no-bleed through, but the paper is smooth and holds up very well. I use these inside a portfolio and I grab one when going to a quick meeting. Thank you and keep up the great work (and products)!!!

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