Nib London notebook packaging

Nib London A6 notebook and card review (and special offer)

10 July 2014 By ian

Nib London notebook review

Nib is a new London-based company that handmakes delightful notebooks and cards.

Notebooks are available in A7, A6 and A5 sizes, with 32 pages in the A6 and A5 and 28 pages in the A7. There is a range of cover designs. They are only available with plain paper.

Nib London notebook packaging

The covers are a thick 250gsm and are made from the byproducts of the beer industry. I had to ask Lydia, from Nib, what this meant! This is what she said:

The paper comes from a company in Germany who recycle malt, yeast and hops leftovers, as well as beer labels! It has a very fibrous quality, with natural flecks.

Nib London notebook back cover

This unusual paper, combined with beautiful screenprinted designs, makes for really lovely covers.

Nib London notebook cover

The inner paper is smooth and white and thick (115gsm). It’s some of the best paper I’ve used for fountain pens. There was no bleeding, feathering or show through with any of the fountain pens I tried.

Nib London notebook front

Nib London notebook ink tests back

Ink shines on this paper. The paper is so smooth and white that the colour of your ink really comes through.

Nib London notebook with pen

The paper is hand bound using lovely yellow thread.

Nib London notebook binding

A notebook like this deserves a special use and thanks to Tracy Lee I have found one. I’m using it to record when I’ve written to someone and the pen and ink I used. It’s the perfect excuse to put lots of different coloured inks onto the paper.

Nib London card and envelope

As well as notebooks Nib make gorgeous cards, too.

Nib London card inside

These aren’t cheap notebooks but they are made with loving care and attention to detail. They are very special.

Nib London card front

I was sent this notebook and card for free by Nib but that isn’t an issue because I would have loved them anyway. Nib is a very young company and they are keen to get the word out about their products. As part of this, they have very generously set up a special 20% discount code for readers of Pens! Paper! Pencils! Simply enter the code “penpaperpencil” at the checkout to receive 20% off. This code is valid for a week from today (10th July to 17th July).

Nib London notebook handwritten review