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Friday, May 27, 2022

June 2022 Printable

June is coming up and since its going to be the middle of the year, its a good time to review your 2022 goals. Inspired by that, we have designed June's printable to resemble memo notes.

The color scheme : soft summer colors
Download HERE. 

Netprint (Japan) and IBON (Taiwan) details can be found on our instagram.

Do tag us in your creations! We would love to see them!

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Review: Penco Sticky Memo Pad


A brand synonymous with industrial and functional style stationery, storage and lifestyle items. 

If you've been following the blog, you'll know that I love sticky notes, I buy them in all shapes and colours. 
They improve productivity and I use them in my everyday life. 

These sticky notes by Penco come in 2 designs, a monthly and a weekly layout. 
Each design is 180 x 74mm, has 30 sheets and is available in 3 different colours - white, pink yellow. 

I picked up the monthly in yellow and the weekly in white. 
Also included is the above diagram, suggested uses for the sticky note. 

I like the clean design of the sticky note, the text/line colours contrast nicely with the paper colour and 

I used the monthly as a long to-do list but would be perfect as a monthly overview in a weekly diary. 

The size of the sticky note also works well with A5 diaries. 

The paper is nice and smooth and not too thin. 
Not as smooth as MD paper (our benchmark) but still pleasant to write on. 

I tried a highlighter on it and it and the energel pen I used did not bleed. 

The weekly layout one is horizontal and is great for placing on a computer monitor. 
work productivity for the win! 

The only thing that I didn't like about these sticky notes was that the adhesive didn't seem to adhere properly in the corners. 
Maybe that has to do with the way I peeled the sheet from the pad, but something that might prevent me from repurchasing this in the future. 

What do you think about the Penco sticky notes? 

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Review: MARU liner by Kobaru


I picked up these pens by Kobaru on a recent trip to the stationery store. 
The colours caught my eye so I grabbed a few to try out. 

I purchased 2 versions of the pens. 

The entire range is called MARU liner and there's a regular version and thin version. 

The regular version is similar to a highlighter. 
The tip is round and fat and the colours are semi opaque, just like a highlighter. 

There's also a 2 pen set that comes with a connector so you can use both pens at once or for quick switching between colours. 
I found that quite interesting. 

The 4 colours I picked.
 Standard pink and standard purple were part of a set with the connector. 

The olive was a bit too neon for me but I like the 3 other colours, florida pink is nice and soft and would suit any light pink bullet journal or journal layout. 

The connector works like this, the pens are also connected so less chance of losing one pen cap at a time. 
Slotting/removing the pen is a bit tricky at first but once you do it the first time, it becomes easier. 

You can use both pens at once, or use one colour and then quick switch to the other. 

The pen tip itself is soft but not too soft. 
By adjusting the pressure when using, you can vary the size of the circle/highlight area 

The other pen is the thin version, which is similar to a sketch pen. 

I really like these 2 colours, they're pretty unique. 
The pigment is similar to the regular version so great of underlining or marking out things without it becoming too overpowering. 

Oh and you can also use the connector for these, or switch it up and have 1 regular, 1 thin pen at the ready. 

I like these pens for the unique connector and colours but as someone who owns a lot of other highlighters, I probably wouldn't buy more. 

But if you're someone who needs some small lightweight pens and the convenience of the quick switch connector, these would be perfect for you. 

They're great for study or for marking documents. 

Would you buy these? Let me know in the comments. 

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Review: Oitoco Smartphone Stand Pen Case

Here at TN5C, we are always interested in the unique and slightly different stationery items. And lately, I've purchased a new pen case that fits that description.

Oitoco Smartphone Stand Pen Case
Size: diameter 58 x height 170 mm

As the name describes, it is a pen case where the lid can be used to hold your smartphone.

Examples of usage
  • online classes
  • time display
  • watching videos
  • video conferences
And you can also use it to hold cards etc
It has a large capacity as well and I was able to fit 11 mildliners in it with ease.

What do you think? Is this something you will find useful as well?

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