The spiral ring series is a handy travel friendly format with a lay flat spiral binding that is perfect for taking down notes or sketching out ideas.
This book comes complete with 100 blank sheets of fountain pen friendly MD Paper in B6 (paper size 180mm x 120mm). It's bound with a durable but lightweight kraft cover and continuous metal spiral coil.
The book has its holes punched with a manual foot pedal machine, then the coil is wound on by hand at the Nagareyama Factory located outside of Tokyo. It's in this factory that Traveler's Company refills are also made.
MD Paper is Midori's own writing paper which has been produced since the 1960's. It is designed to give the best writing comfort across all types of writing instruments including fountain pens and pencils and has also been made available in Traveler's Company products like this spiral ring book.
The pulp used in MD Paper is made from broad-leaved trees. Compared to conifers that result in hard, inflexible paper, broad-leaved trees provide for a finish with a smooth texture.
The process of pulping and making the paper is performed in Midori's factory and each batch is rigorously tested to ensure it meets the high quality required.
Inspection begins by assessing thickness, weight and color. The most time-consuming inspection is the writing properties test. A variety of different writing implements are used to write or draw letters and lines repeatedly.
This test is done to check for quality, including ink smearing, drying speed and to ensure there is no bleed-through. It is also done to confirm the writing feel of how the pen glides or catches on the paper, and to inspect texture, including touch and feel. Only paper that has passed all these inspections is given the name MD Paper.
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