This A5-sized notebook features 88 sheets (176 pages) of white fountain pen friendly grid paper and reinforced stitched binding.
The Midori MD Notebook is a simple notebook, optimized to make writing easy. The “note” in “notebook” also means “to notice”. Writing, diagrams and pictures are all ways that people immortalize the things they notice during their day-to-day life. The MD Notebook is designed for simplicity so that what’s on your mind can be put on paper easily.
Threaded binding is used for the MD Notebook, with 16-page quires bound at the back with thread. Threaded binding makes the pages both robust and easy to open. Usually used for items such as notebooks and journals that will be used for a long time, this binding’s ability to open to a full 180 degrees provides the ultimate comfort when writing, making writing a stress-free experience from start to finish.
Covers make a notebook more difficult to open, or cause wobbling. To stop these things from interfering with your writing comfort, the MD Notebook has no cover. This gives the MD Notebook an iconic design where you can see the mesh on the spine, called super, that is hidden under the cover in other notebooks. The exposed super spine bends easily, keeping the notebook open perfectly.
The grid type has 5mm squares with gaps in between, like the old genko yoshi used for writing in Japan. Every 5 and 10 squares are marked, making it easy to count how many characters are written, and the lines of the grid are pale blue so that they will not interfere with your writing or sketches.
Another iconic feature of the MD Notebook is the colorful string attached to the spine. Each type of notebook now has its own color of string, with a white string in the cotton type and an orange string in the diary type. This adds a tasteful accent that can be glimpsed through the white spine and between the pages.
The MD Notebook is wrapped in glassine paper in place of a cover. It is designed to match the sizes of books, with the glassine paper wrapped like the dust jacket of old books to add to the effect while also keeping the pages clean. Use it to protect your MD Notebook or take it off and use your MD Notebook bare. You can even put it on one of your books for protection on the shelf.
It also comes with index tabs that coordinate perfectly with the coverless design and exposed super spine. Some are printed with frequently used items such as “IDEA” or “DIARY”, while others are left blank so that you can add your own headings. They can also be stuck to the top to hold the string in place.
- Thickness - Overall
How thick the notebook is from front to back, including the cover.
- Size - Overall
The general international paper size, including options such as A4, A5, B5, Pocket, etc. Click here to read our guide on paper sizes.
- Binding Orientation
- Binding Type
- Cover Material
- Uncoated Paper
- Paper Color
- Sheet Count
The number of individual pieces of paper in the notebook (whereas pages refers to each side of a sheet). 1 sheet = 2 pages.
Whether or not the paper is micro-perforated and designed to be removed from the notebook. Options include None, Some, or All pages.
- Height (in)
- Height (mm)
- Width (in)
- Width (mm)
- Line Spacing
- Ruling Type
- Special Features
- Bookmark string, Label stickers