Perpanep Smooth Paper A5 | 3 mm Grid
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The Kokuyo Perpanep Smooth Paper A5 is recommended to use with fineliners and fountain pens. By using thick pulp and keeping the surface hard, the paper provides a textured touch and a surprisingly smooth and light writing experience. This accentuates the sound of writing and the shading of...
The Kokuyo Perpanep Smooth Paper A5 is recommended to use with fineliners and fountain pens. By using thick pulp and keeping the surface hard, the paper provides a textured touch and a surprisingly smooth and light writing experience. This accentuates the sound of writing and the shading of inks.
This Sara Sara smooth paper is 90 gsm, featuring a 3 mm grid and light grey format on ivory paper, which is easy on the eyes.
By combining different layouts with different paper textures, Kokuyo provides us with ample choice to find the perfect writing experience - hence the name Perpanep, a combination between the words pen and paper.
The Perpanep notebooks open entirely flat, so they can also be used as an A4 format. Kokuyo uses recycled pulp for the cover and forest certified wood for the inner paper.
Measures 21 x 14.8 cm
Counts 60 pages
Features 3 mm grid paper
Features 90 gsm paper
Made in Japan
What is Kokuyo Perpanep Notebook?
While creating Perpanep, Kokuyo focused not on just the paper quality itself, but also emphasized the different combinations of paper and pen that bring out the best writing experiences. They created 3 types of paper that users can choose depending on their writing instrument of choice and preferred writing feel.
The Perpanep notebooks open completely flat, to such a degree that one can photograph them from the top and not see any shading in between the pages. The material is completely sustainable and eco-friendly and has been utilized in a simple but efficient design.
Because of their dimensions and slim profile, the Perpanep notebooks are also very portable - you can easily take more than one on the road with you to cover different needs and situations.
The three Perpanep paper formats
The Kokuyo Perpanep notebooks are available in three different paper textures.
Tsuru Tsuru, an "ultra-smooth" paper type that feels very smooth to the touch and is best suitable for fountain pens and fineliners. It is aimed at people who look for the lightest and smoothest writing experience.
Sara Sara, a medium smooth paper type, is the more balanced option and best suitable for ballpoint and rollerball. It feels smooth to the touch with a hint of tooth.
Zara Zara, the textured paper type, is a rougher paper that is geared towards people who love clear paper feedback while writing, and want to hear the paper glide over the pen. It has a grainy touch and is best suitable for fountain pens and fineliners.
In Japan, double words represent sounds, and the tsuru-tsuru, sara-sara, and zara-zara represent the sounds the paper "makes". On the cover of the notebooks you will also see three lines, the top a straight line, the middle a gentle flow, and the lower a zigzag: they visually represent the paper types.
Kokuyo x Misc-store Amsterdam
Imagine an Office Depot catalogue, ranging from office supplies, filing system to facility management. Think of the total number of brands and suppliers in this Office Depot catalogue. Kokuyo's Catalogue is exactly this, but all items fall under their own brand. The product range is huge.
Here in Amsterdam, we flicked through the pages of this catalogue, in awe of its magnitude, smiled by some smart office solution and stationery items and surprised by the variety of products. From this catalogue, the Think of Things selection in their Harajuku, Tokyo store, and the Kokuyo Design Awards, we realized Kokuyo is true to its heritage, but also constantly thinking and moving forward.
At Misc-store, both in our Amsterdam shop as online, we proudly carry some of Kokuyo's earlier steel desk items. The designs have not changed since their product launch. We also carry their famed Campus notebooks and some of their contest to market entries form their Kokuyo Design Award, such as the beetle tip marker and the Kadokeshi Eraser.
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In 1960 Kokuyo has ventured into a transition “from paper to metal”, producing their first filing cabinet. With the economy of that day and age (increasing complexity of administration x economic growth), there was a growing demand for know-how (filing systems) and office supplies (paper products) to manage the ever-mounting pile of paperwork effectively.
The Think of Things selection is true to its heritage, but also constantly thinking and moving forward. Other items we carry include their famed Campus notebooks and some of their contest to market entries from their Kokuyo Design Award, such as the beetle tip marker and the Kadokeshi Eraser.
Check out Kokuyo online or to see Kokuyo in person, please visit our store in Amsterdam.