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Manufactus "No Bag" Refillable Leather Journal

Manufactus "No Bag" Refillable Leather Journal

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I ordered this journal. I LOVE IT. You absolutely need to bring it back, Massdrop, because their website is impossible to order off of and you are my only hope of acquiring more. This is BABY soft. I ditched the journal inside. But it fits A5 journals of all kinds especially my Leuchtturm 1917s. Please bring it back. I'm absolutely IN LOVE... and need more of these.
Is this notebook refill a proprietary brand? Or is it something I can pick up elsewhere later on when I finish the one that is provided if I like it well enough. Paper is such a subjective and finicky thing that I am hesitant to buy a bunch of notebooks sight unseen only to have them sit unused when they don't perform well. I'd like to do a little research on reviews etc of the notebooks, but the Massdrop is pretty cryptic about them.
Adagna
I got mine in the mail. It does appear that the notebooks are proprietary. The have the Manufactus branding and say made in Italy. And there is a fair amount of ghosting with a semi-wet fountain pen.
Adagna
It fits basically any A5. I've used it with Seven Seas, Clairefontaine, Northbooks, Apica -- you name it.
With that said though : thicker journals work better. The 80-90 sheet ones feel a bit 'lost' inside all that leather wrapping.
If I had to pick just one : the Seven Seas A5 is probably the best fit that I ever had in this cover.
Dear Massdrop,
I can never purchase notebooks and journals via Massdrop without first understanding what sort of feathering, ghosting, and bleed-thru I can expect when using fountain pens. I'm sure others would like to know how well their markers will stand up as well. Of course pens, nibs, and inks all play a role, but without showing the other side of the writing 'sample' (see image #5), ghosting and bleed-thru characteristics aren't available - in which case my money stays in my wallet.
..aaaand bought it ! :)
Grey, lined, with refill....
When is this going to run again?
phinix
Right now.
sacredhonour
Thanks, I saw it yesterday, I think of buying one:)
Anyone: will the Circa Junior fit this ?
Can I just purchase a pack of A5 refills? I have another Manufactus journal, and love the thick paper..
How much is shipping? Why has Massdrop stopped putting shipping costs on drops?
imwilsonw
Shipping is show when you click on "Join Drop", prior to committing.
Looks good, I'm excited for the drop!
It looks like the leather cover is closed by metal studs going through the leather belt, from the photos.
How do those studs affect the writing experience on the backside pages of the notebook? Does it impact the lay-flat aspect as well?
Thanks!
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The studs cannot help but form two modest but distinct mounds under the left-hand pages, which inevitably smooth out as you proceed through the notebook and add to the pages between the pen and the studs. Aren't you saying that you don't mind writing over the mounds? The studs seem less than well-considered for the underside of a writing surface, and are the reason I've shied from buying it. I'll look forward to hearing from users about this specifically, with an eye to the next 'drop.'
jpelham
Sorry for the lateness.
I replaced the stock journal with one featuring a hardcover, so the studs aren't a problem.
I recommend replacing the journal with an A5 hardcover journal but if that isn't an option for you, try carrying around a mini-clipboard under the front cover. At my local office supply store, I purchased a small A5 clipboard and carry it around with my journal. It's great! It can hold things, serve as a bookmark for quick access to a specific page, protect against annoying studs, and provide a flat and sturdy surface at a moments notice (this is what I mainly carry it around for).
If the clipboard thing is not your thing, no biggie. Another option is to slightly slip the journal out of the front cover so the studs are no longer in the way before you start writing. It may seem annoying but the journal slides in and out easily so it's not a hassle.
Another thing to note, the leather used for the journal is fantastic, and well worth the weeks of waiting. Over the past two and a half years, my journal has faithfully endured some brutal conditions (mainly from my lifestyle) and is still holding up with no problems. The leather has aged wonderfully, despite its many battle scars, and can now comfortably hold an A5 Rhodia Rhodiarama Webnotebook. The same notebook fit extremely tight a year ago, to the point of stretching the leather; but after repeated use, and my habit of sticking papers inside in a rush, it expanded naturally and accepted a larger hardcover notebook with ease.
All in all, I think I will be using this journal for a long time to come, and I hope you (along with anyone else reading) will too!
Anyone know the cost of the 3 pack refills?
Soul6
I've updated the note on the description page, so the cost is visible.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/30.
Expect another update from us on 1/2 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 12/22 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Manufactus "No Bag" Refillable Leather Journal and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 12/30.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/18.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
I might cry a little bit if this doesn't re-launch before I start school again in late August...
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 12/20. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 12/21 or sooner if something comes up.
The vendor is currently working on preparing the order. Based on current estimates the order should be ready to ship out to our warehouse by the middle of December. We will make sure to update the group with a date of arrival as soon as the order ships.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 12/18 or sooner if something comes up.
elimelendez
psst.. its 12/19 Elimelendez.
We are in contact with the vendor and awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse. We will update the group as soon as these are on the way.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 12/4 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Manufactus "No Bag" Refillable Leather Journal and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/15.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/2.
will standard american A5 legals fit or do i need to always special order the paper?
Does anyone know if the Rhodia A5 notebooks will fit into this cover?
Thanks, Rodney
rodney.yerby
I've got one myself, bought direct from the manufacturers in Milan a year ago.
Any A5 notebook should fit, so long as it's not thicker than about 3 or 4cm. I've personally used a Rhodia and a Life notebook with this already (got rid of the standard notebook as soon as got it)
Has anyone else found the holes cut for the rivets are a bit too small? If the hole is too snug the rivet will start to pull out of the leather, as the leather is very soft and not backed in a way to strengthen the attachment of the rivet. Making the holes bigger has worked, but was not expected for an item of this price.
calmonte
Mine was pretty tight as well. I figure they'll naturally stretch to the right size. In the meantime, I just grab hold of the rivet and pull carefully so I don't rip the leather.
The vendor has shipped the outstanding refills. Based on current tracking projections they should arrive on 10/26. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
As stated above, we understand that the added wait time is undesirable. If affected members prefer not to wait please contact our community support team (https://www.massdrop.com/transactions). They will be happy process a partial refund of $16 and cancel the rest of the order.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 10/27 or sooner if something comes up.
Glad I'm not alone on this single refill when ordering 3. The journal itself is awesome
Just a heads up. I just received what was supposed to be the correct 3x refill that I ordered. I was an early reporter of the issue, so I probably got mine first.
Amusingly enough, instead of the 3x pack that I was told would be in this shipment, it was yet another 1x. You might want to check with the shippers when everyone else gets theirs shipped out that they do indeed send a 3x pack, rather than yet another 1x.
yorgasor
Same story. Another single refill, so it's two from two shipments. Three is the charm, I guess.
yorgasor
Count me in for the same screw-up. Still one refill owing. What a mess. The shipment team are not reading the order forms properly!
Due to a system error during order input, our warehouse received incorrect quantities of the refills. Members who ordered a 3-pack were unfortunately only shipped a single unit. Upon catching this issue we quickly contacted the vendor and they are preparing the remaining quantities of the order for shipment to us. Current estimates from the vendor have the order shipping from them in a week.
We understand that this added wait time is undesirable and would like to offer affected members who would prefer not to wait the option of a partial refund of $16 for the missing portion of the order. To pursue this option please contact our community support team who will be happy to assist you at https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
For those who would like to wait for the remaining units, expect an update from us on 10/15 or sooner if something comes up.
Another one with only one refil here, in the UK though so I'll have to pay extra customs charges and a longer wait! Not very happy...
As for the rivets: I recommend placing a thin piece of cardboard into the left slot. This minimizes the effect, and you should be able to write on both sides. As it happens, I tore the cover--front and back--to the refill pack and used that in the slot. The paper that was included is not very good for fountain pens (imo).