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Friday, May 26, 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023

Review: Hapila! Filing Helper Sticker

 A while ago, we reviewed the Kyowa Film Filing Seal which allowed you to turn anything into something that fit in a ring binder. Recently we spotted a similar item by Hapila! and decided to check it out too!

Filing Helper Sticker by Hapila!

There are 10 tabs in each pack. They are made of a transparent plastic that is fairly thick and does not bend easily.

To use, all you have to do is line up the holes on your insert against the guide.
Note: the insert i am using is for a 6 ring binder but there is also a guide for larger inserts for 4 ring binders as well.

Stick the tab according to the guide

And its done! 
You can repeat the process on the bottom half of the insert as well.

Since its made of thick plastic, its a lot more sturdy than the plastic film used by Kyowa. So this is recommended if you have something heavier to attach.

What do you think? Have you tried them out?
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Friday, May 12, 2023

Review: Rollbahn Flexible


Modular notebooks are great! If you're like me and constantly tearing pages out of notebooks, a modular system is easier to organise and use. 

The Rollbahn Flexible attracted me with it's hardcover notebook shell. 

I picked up the notebook shell, which comes with 40 sheets of grid layout paper and 1 notebook sleeve.
I also picked up a set of refill sheets in the grid layout and a set of 5 pockets. 

The Rollbahn Flexible system comes in 2 sizes, L and A5, and has quite a few options for refills. 

You can get a short width to do list, 4 section layout, lined layout and even a meeting layout. 
For accessories, there are the pockets, section dividers, shitajiki and a pocket with a zipper closure. 
There's also a file for archiving pages, that seems pretty handy!

Let's start with the cover, the front and back are hardcovers with a soft spine that holds the wire binder. 

There's also an elastic band for keeping the notebook closed which I find really helpful. 

Inside, there are 2 built in semi-opaque plastic sheets. As a default, these are placed before and after the paper but I'm sure you can move the paper around to utilise these are dividers. 

Unlike the refills, these are not removable. 

The refills are secured onto a partial wire spine, 4 rings and the top and bottom of the notebook. 
I found that this was a great idea as trying to fit paper into a fill wire spine seems pretty time consuming. 

The included pocket is also removable. 
The plastic is pretty thick and of good quality.

I can't believe I wrote all the above without mentioning the Rollbahn signature paper. 

It's a deeper cream than Midori so cream correction tape does not work well on Rollbahn paper. 
Rollbahn has their own correction tape so if it's something you use often, make sure to pick it up. 

Overall, I'm looking forward to using this modular notebook system, the paper is really nice and the inserts and details are well thought out.
I do wish the plastic divider was removable but that's a minor issue. 

What do you think of the Rollbahn Flexible? Is this a system you might invest in?

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Friday, May 5, 2023


Japanese Stationery brand Sunstar has made a new type of ruler called "YUBITECT" to protect those who use rulers with their cutters.

What makes it different? It comes with a guard that protects your fingertips!
At one point in time, almost everyone must have injured their hands before when cutting with a cutter and ruler. This can help eliminate some of the anxiety.

When you open the guard plate on the surface, it becomes a guard that protects your fingertips; allowing you to use the cutter safely.

The Other perks include
  • The reverse side has a fine anti-slip matte finish for an anti-slip effect.
  • The ruler size is 17cm, which is perfect for a B5 notebook (approximately W179 x H252mm).
  • The main body is an acrylic material with high transparency that allows you to see clearly and makes it easy to draw lines.
However if you are left handed like myself, it does cause some hinderance. You can flip the ruler about but the numbers will be upside down. However if you are ok with that, it will still work just fine!

Overall, I think this is a useful item especially! What do you think?

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