The "Activebook" is a so called Twin Wire Notebook with 80 pages 80 gram/m2. You can get it in DIN A4 and DIN A5, both in squared 5mm and ruled 6mm. In the picture you see the black-version. They also have an orange version. On one side it is microperforated, and is punched with four holes. It has a repositionable flexible bookmark divider and integrated pocket for storing notes, business cards, invoices etc. It is a professional notebook with a hard-wearing polypropylene cover. Twin-wire binding allows books to lay flat on desktops. Framed pages are oversized, punched and perforated for easy filing as standard size sheets. It has the same height as a Moleskine Large notebook but is one inch broader. This book costs about € 9,= or $ 6,50
Oxford calls this book a book ..... "for demanding and well organized people and acadamics". Well what a lyric.
The paper is smooth! Very smooth, no bleedtrough with any ink I know. The paper has a somehow slippery surface, so it takes a while for most fountainpen inks to dry. I never wrote on Rhodia paper but when I read stories about it I think the paper is comparable to Rhodia paper.
In the front their is a little pocket for storing notes, business cards, invoices etc.
The repositionable flexible bookmark divider comes in very handy. Especially when you bought two books. Because you then have two dividers wich you can carry on to the next book.
In the front just before the pocket you find a time-zone table.
How I used it:
I used this Activebook on sales meetings with my clients. Between two clients I moved the divider to the next clean page. Back in the office I teared out all the notes and archived them in the clients dossier. Last two or three months I made a switch to Moleskine Black books which have the advantage of having all the notes at hand in one book. I often think back on this lovely book, with no bleed trough paper.
I give it an 8,5 of 10 points
Hamelin Paperbrands became the new name for John Dickinson Stationery in June 2008. John Dickinson Stationery's heritage spanned over 200 years and the company continues to lead the market in terms of its strong brand portfolio and commitment to building customer awareness of its brands and services. Also in June 2008, the company moved to a brand new £10m purpose built Head Office, warehouse and distribution centre showing a further commitment to its customers and the importance placed by the business on continually driving improvements in service levels. Oxford International is a range of notebooks for people looking for something lightweight and with many innovative features.