MD Notebooks are made using MD Paper which has been developed since the 1960s by Midori and they have continued to improve its quality over the years. MD paper is smooth and pens just glide over its surface. The best part? This paper is fountain pen friendly which means no feathering or bleeding.
MD Notebooks are created using traditional thread-stitched book-binding methods, with 16 pages of paper folded into a bundle and stitched down the spine.
This book-binding method ensures that the notebook opens evenly and is highly durable. The book-binding method is usually applied in items that are used for a long time, such as pocketbooks and diaries. We adopted this method to achieve ultimate writing comfort, ensuring that the notebook opens fully 180 degrees.
All MD Notebooks come with index label stickers designed to match the simple and pure cover, which is bound only with a cheesecloth mesh tape.
On two stickers we have printed the words IDEA and DIARY, which are most often used. The remaining stickers are left blank for you to use yourself. The stickers can be used to securely fix the bookmark string in the upper corner of the notebook.
For MD Notebooks we use two kinds of paper: MD Cream and MD Cotton.
When we started making MD Paper in the 1960s, we initially only provided white paper. This paper is still used in popular long-selling Midori products such as our Diary, Daily Diary and Diamond Memo.When we started making MD Paper in the 1960s, we initially only provided white paper. This paper is still used in popular long-selling Midori products such as our Diary, Daily Diary and Diamond Memo.
MD Cream was first created in 2006. The warm color that is easy on the eye is ideally suited to writing with a fountain pen. This paper is designed to provide a fine balance between a slight catch on the paper when writing and a smooth writing feel. With this paper, you can enjoy the sensation of writing.
MD Cotton was newly developed in 2013. It is a soft and gentle paper that contains 20% cotton pulp. Cotton paper has always had outstanding durability and keeps exceptionally well. From ages past, it has been used in Europe for important and official documents, known as paper of high quality. The fibers are finer and longer than pulp, meaning that it has a luxurious feel and smoothness that give it an airily soft texture.
MD Cotton has a soft whiteness just like cotton that is well-suited both to fountain pens and colored pencils. We recommend this notebook as a sketchbook and therefore provide it only in a blank format.
Weight: approx. 258g
Page count: 176 Pages
Cover: Paraffin paper
Other: Bookmark string/ label stickers/ thread-stitched book-binding
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