Daycraft’s Executive Journal is another great product from one of my new favorite companies. Keep reading for a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!
**Please note, the Executive Journal will not be available for the retail market, but is “for corporate clients to emboss their logo and/or insert advertising pages.” (according to Daycraft)**
Cover: The cover is made from “fine Italian PU.” “PU” is polyurethane, which for this journal is like synthetic leather. It is black and soft. Is PU good for the environment? I have no idea. However, it’s great for those of you who don’t want to use real leather and save the animals. Also, it’s Italian so I automatically like it. I chose the black version, which the Daycraft website lists as dark grey. The padded cover has some nice black stitching with a little stitched box on the side featuring an embossed number for the current year. I thought this was a great idea for a planner or journal because if you use the product in the correct year, you automatically know when it is from when looking back through your old journal stash!
Size: This one is w142 x h203 mm and 240 pages.
Layout: There is a monthly calendar in the front and space for names/addresses in the back, along with some maps and area codes for Hong Kong. The rest of the book is filled with lined paper.
Paper: The paper in this journal is a nice weight, white and lined with grey lines, except that the top and bottom lines of the page are red. The paper is very smooth and very friendly with fountain pen ink. There is no bleedthrough, nice shading if your particular ink is prone to that, and minimal feathering (only with some inks – otherwise no feathering at all). The paper also has silver gilding on the edges – fancy!
Overall: Like I said, another great product! Visit Daycraft’s website at http://www.daycraft.com.hk.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Daycraft now has a USA distributor. If you live in the US and would like to purchase any of Daycraft’s products, contact:
Company: Star Imports
Contact: Mr. Andrew Oentojo
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One lucky reader will win the adorable Cookie Bookie Notebook in “Cheese Cracker” by Daycraft. Cheese cracker is brown and orange, with 6.5 mm lined orange paper in and sandwich biscuit style cover (fine Italian PU). It measures 125 x 125 mm and has 144 pages.
How to enter: Leave a comment here listing your favorite way to eat cheese crackers (toppings, accompanying food or drinks, etc.). You will get an extra entry if you Tweet or re-post about this giveaway, then come back here and add an additional comment with proof you posted the giveaway (e.g. a link.) I will pick one entry at random for the winner.
Contest run: Contest opens at 12:00 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Additional rules: (Even though I don’t like excluding my international readers) this contest is open only to US applicants due to the cost of postage and because I figure Daycraft would want more US writers to be using their products.