CIRO Notebook: Lined A5 Slim Kobehakeikaku 神戸派計画
Product Specifications Product Specifications
- Size: 210 x 120 mm
- Thickness: Approximately 12 mm
- Number of sheets: 188 pages
- Ruled line: 7 mm horizontal ruled line (subtle white lines)
- Thread binding (opens flat 180 degrees)
- Made in Japan
- Included: A special size "SUITO blotting paper"
- Product Designer: Hitoshi Sugawara (Jin Atelier Co., Ltd.)
From Kobeha-keikaku (神戸派計画):
White notebook up to the ruled line for "reading beautifully"
Unlike notebooks that focus on "writing," CIRO was developed with the concept of "reading beautifully." (The word Ciro means, white, in Japanese)
Ruled lines are necessary when writing, but they get in the way when reading. White ruled lines meet these conflicting requirements.
CIRO highlights the beauty of handwriting and brings an unprecedented new harmony between "writing" and "reading."
It is a 100% pure white notebook, from the end to the ball core.
The cover is not colored, and the paper is debossed with, "CIRO".
White ruled lines on white paper
The technology for beautifully printing white ruled lines on white paper is very advanced. When you look at it normally, there are no ruled lines, and when you hold the pen and stare at the paper, the ruled lines emerge. I wanted such a delicate ruled line that works only when needed.
As a result of repeating the printing test by trying various combinations of ink, paper compatibility, line thickness, and density, we arrived at the desired white ruled line.
Body paper "GRAPHILO paper"
"CIRO style" has been redesigned to GRAPHILO paper, which was developed with a focus on writing with a fountain pen.
Succeeded in suppressing show-through and shutting out show-through, and can draw clear lines without bleeding or blurring.
It is a notebook that you can experience his hybrid writing of "reading beautifully" and "writing wet".
Open flat and flat
The style size "210 x 120 mm" was created considering the size and number of pages that can be written firmly.
The style of bookbinding, which can be opened flat no matter which page is opened, uses a time-consuming thread binding bookbinding that has been repeated several prototypes with a bookbinding company.
The front and back covers are made of flexible and hard cardboard to firmly guard the inner paper.
The cardboard is manually removed only on the back to reduce the resistance that occurs when opening the page. As a result, it is possible to open the notebook neatly to the back.
There are a few embosses on the back at regular intervals. This is a proof that the thread binding "thread", which is easy to open and has excellent durability, passes through, unlike the perfect binding notebook that uses only glue to harden the back without using thread. It is said that it is difficult to thread threads at regular intervals, which also shows the high accuracy. In addition, a style-specific size blotter paper "SUITO blotting paper" is included. It is a gift from Kobehakeikaku 神戸派計画
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