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Myndology Bare Memo Pad Review

Myndology Bare notebooks were created with the welfare of the environment in mind. The folded 100lb laser-cut cardstock cover is made with 100% recycled paper and can be used repeatedly with Myndology paper refills. The cover colors reflect soothing colors of nature such as sand, pine and clay. The front cover has little laser-cut arrows pointing in random directions along with a Myndology logo in one corner. The back cover is plain.

Rather than being discarded when the notebook is used up, the 5/8” honey-colored plastic discs are meant to be reused over and over again with Bare paper refills. The discs, covers and paper of all Myndology notebooks are conveniently interchangeable. As we’ve mentioned in previous Myndology blog posts, the disc binding system makes it very easy to add, remove or reorganize your notebook pages.

Hydro-electric power is used to manufacture Myndology Bare paper in the USA. The cream colored paper is 70lb Text (104gsm), 100% recycled and is made using a chlorine-free production process.

One of my favorite things about this paper is that is works great with fountain pens! Whenever I think of writing with a fountain pen on recycled paper I usually think of the common problems of ink feathering and bleed through, but instead this paper is very good quality and it is a delight to write on! Minus the Sharpie pen, I experienced no ink bleed through and very little show through. Here are scans of my writing test:

The Myndology Bare Memo pad includes 60 sheets of recycled paper and is approximately 3” x 4” in size. It is also available in a larger 6.5” x 8.5” journal size. Blank paper refills are available for both sizes and college ruled refills are also available for the Bare Journal.

What are your favorite earth-friendly notebooks? 

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I just got my Mydology recycled paper journal last week and was disappointed. I planned on using it with my fountain pens but the ink feathered a lot. Cheryl, I don't know why you didn't get any feathering but I did...

I can still use it with a ball point pen, but we know that just isn't as fun.

Hi Doug,

Sorry to hear about the problem you've had with the ink feathering. Just this past weekend I was using another type of paper that normally works fine with fountain pens but my custom ink mix feathered like crazy on it. In this instance, I think it was the ink that caused the problem. So far I haven't had any trouble with the Bare paper so it's interesting to hear your experience. You might try using another color or brand of ink and maybe try a fountain pen with a smaller nib. It's worth a try - I agree that ball points just aren't as fun.

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