Paper Concept Journals


Oriental Paper Products (OPP) is a stationery company in Beirut, and they were so kind to send me 8 of their Paper Concept notebooks to try out. All of the notebooks contain ivory 85 gsm paper with lined or blank ruling. The paper is Palatina paper by Fabriano, acid free and chlorine free. I tested the paper in each of these notebooks and the paper quality is consistent batch-to-batch. I love the brown cover with the telephone design. I love that the branding is very subtle on these notebooks, just the name on the bottom of the back cover.


The large notebooks come in hardcover and packs of two soft-covers. The hardcover is lined paper with 24 blank perforated pages at the back. The soft-cover has the left side of the page ruled and the right side blank with a pocket on the back cover. The notebooks do lay flat.


A5 Hardcovers

Each of these have a different design and texture to them. They contain 192 ruled pages each, a back pocket, 24 blank perforated sheets at the end and a ribbon bookmark.


The A5 soft-cover notebooks come in both textured cover and leatherette covers, similar to the A5 hardback. They contain 192 ruled pages each, a pocket, 24 blank perforated sheets and a ribbon bookmark.

Fountain Pens:

I’m actually rather impressed with how this paper handled fountain pens. Nothing bled through, and there was just a bit of feathering in the larger nib sizes.

Pencils and Gel Pens:

Only the Sharpie bled through, which is to be expected. The paper handled all pencils and gel pens well.

Overall, I’m rather impressed with the paper. I do wish the notebooks were available in dot grid ruling, but there are lots of cover designs and types to choose from.

Disclaimer: This product was provided by OPP for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page and this post is not sponsored in any way.