First impressions of the Leuchtturm 1917 Whitelines journal

First impressions of the Leuchtturm 1917 Whitelines journal

I started to collect journals even before I started doing hand lettering work. Leuchtturm is one of the journals I noticed because of their quality products.

Awhile back I heard of a similar product from Moleskine that comes with Smart Stickers. I thought it was interesting but I didn't quite want to deal with stickers and the limited Evernote premium account. 

Lately Leuchtturm came up with the Whitelines series and it caught my attention immediately since I have been scanning my hand lettering work with my iPhone to share on Instagram. There's no stickers and it is a straight forward process! 

I couldn't find this new product in local book stores so I had to order it on Amazon.com. My Leuchtturm Whitelines arrived last week and I was so excited to try it!

I like it when they came with archiver stickers. When you are done using it, you can label your journal before putting it away. 

The paper is tinted gray instead of off white like I usually see. Once you are done writing or doodling on the page, you can scan it with the app, it is an automatical process, I don't even think I need to tell you how to do it.  One thing I do want to mention is, when you scan the page, try to take the picture with a lower contrast lighting. If your light source is on the side and uneven, you could end up with some residue on the side or at the corners.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely! I want to buy the biggest Master Slim size but I have no idea where can I purchase it. There are a few things I thought can be improved, but it doesn't affect how much I like to use the journal.

For improvements:

The journal is well made like the other series Leuchtturm made. First, I thought the elastic closure band could be a little tighter since the elastic tension tends to loosen through usage.

At first I tried to find the Leuchtturm app on app store but I couldn't find it. then I realized you have to download an app called Whitelines Link. 

The paper doesn't bleed, but it is on the thin side. If the pen you use has watery ink, it may seep through to next page slightly. For the work I do and the pens I use, I can't use it on both side of the pages.

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