Introducing a brand new spiral notebook that will have you looking forward to your next project, work assignment or meeting. Yes! Looking forward to work! Kokuyo Campus Smart Ring Binders are a well known and loved plastic ring binder used by many Japanese people as they’re handy in more ways than one!
At a great price and being environmentally friendlier, you can finally keep your notes safe and secure in a flexible and versatile Japanese notebook/binder mash up. So whether you’re note taking, journalling, task planning or doodling; the Kokuyo Campus Notebook will make your writing tasks much easier and here’s why…
Kokuyo Campus Notebook’s Fantastic Features
Unlike many bulky A4 sized notebooks sold in the UK, this Kokuyo Campus Notebook comes in size B5 with 26 holes which is perfect for fitting in your bag or on your desk without taking up lots of space. It’s a slim size that can be conveniently carried around whether it’s to school, the office, ANYWHERE! The feature that sets this notebook apart from the others is the clever binder mechanism.
– the cover rotates 360 degrees and the smart ring can be folded back to allow refilling it as easy as pie! Don’t you hate it when you’re writing at your desk and the cover takes up so much space? Not anymore with this genius notebook. Just fold that baby back and bob’s your uncle; plenty of space. So much space that you can put your coffee on your desk now… but WHOOPS you’ve elbowed that coffee and it’s spilled all over the cover of your new Japanese notebook!! But wait… what’s this magic? The coffee just rolls off the cover!?
That’s right… it’s also a waterproof notebook. So whether it’s coffee, rain or tears over your overdue project… no need to worry about your precious work being ruined thanks to a little “waterproof insurance”.
“If you are looking for a slim, light weight binder that doesn't take up your whole bag, I would definitely recommend this one!” - Amazon
Thinking that refilling it will be a pain? I assure you it won’t be as the binding spine of the notebook opens nice and wide and closes with a single touch, allowing even the clumsiest of people to smoothly replace it with new sheets. I hated those old ring binders at school, didn’t you? You know the ones I’m talking about… you’d pull to pop open the metal rings and then push the rings together to close it but they’d always end up snapping on your fingers?! Ouch!
No more physical (and emotional) pain with this plastic ring binder as 1. It’s plastic so won’t pierce your fingers and 2. It doesn’t “pop” uncontrollably so you have complete control when closing it – a great feature to consider for younger kiddies (and big kiddies like me!). With three cute colours to choose from – light blue, pink and transparent, you can choose the colour that suits you best… or choose them all because you can easily fit all three nicely in your bag.
The Next Generation Of Loose Leaf Notebooks
This is another winner for Japanese stationery in my opinion. Compared to the traditional 2 or 3 ring binders, it’s much harder to accidentally rip a page out as the 26 hole binder distributes the weight nicely to prevent this.
You won’t need to waste money buying those white hole reinforcers anymore! Yay! The small tab at the top of the binder acts as a lock to keep your notes safe and secure. Once you’ve unlocked the rings, just push down and the rings pop open. Open the rings with a simple click and you’ll be rearranging your papers in no time. To close the binder, just squeeze the rings shut and lock. Simple!
“The Kokuyo Campus Smart Ring combines the best features of a notebook and a binder” – Jetpens
What’s So Great About A Refillable Notebook?
You can rearrange your pages however you wish as all you need to do is open the plastic rings to access your work. Wish you could look back at your notes from last year’s seminar? No need to go rummaging for your old notes with this notebook as the Kokuyo Campus Notebook allows you to insert which notes up to 60 papers and want to carry around with you. The Kokuyo Campus Notebook comes with 10 pages already inside, but you can easily buy the refills when you run out (also available from Zak Zakka).
This way it saves the environment as you aren’t throwing away a notebook every time you’ve filled it up and you get to use and reuse your favourite notebook forever! In that sense, it also works out a bit cheaper than purchasing a new folder and/or notebook each time. Win win! On the topic of price… The Kokuyo Campus Notebook is surprisingly cheaper than the average spiral notebook in the UK too! So not only is it a “kawaii” and unique Japanese bit of stationary, it works out cheaper too. Just some food for thought there…
“Japanese stationery is the gold standard and model for excellent, superb stationery products!” - Ink And Volt
When it comes to paper choice, Kokuyo offers two types of refill – the smooth writing type and the firm writing type so you can choose according to your writing comfort and preference. Everyone’s paper taste is different depending on the strength of your writing power, writing speed, and writing instruments so it’s great to have a choice. Both are ideal for writing as they don’t bleed easily and the ink doesn’t show through the other side of the page meaning you can use both sides nicely (and get your money’s worth).
The easy to use ruled pages make writing straightforward and the clever triangular memory points that are placed at the center and the left end of the page let you draw vertical lines accurately without a ruler, if needed. The paper is a “neutral paper” meaning it’s suitable for long term storage so you can rest assured that your precious notes and doodles will last a lifetime. When it comes to paper quality, Kokuyo boasts a nice thick sheet of wood free paper which means it’s made with less than 10% mechanical pulp. This ensures a beautiful high brightness and quality paper. You’ll be hooked on it’s brilliance and be happy to refill it again and again.
Why not join the Japanese stationery craze and invest in a notebook that will give you years of journaling joy. At a reasonable price, quality paper and easy to use Japanese notebook/binder mix, the Kokuyo Campus Notebook is a winner at the stationery olympics. Get yours today and the outstanding refills at Zak Zakka. Happy writing!