Hamelin Notebook Reviews

March 13, 2019 4 min read

Hamelin Notebook Reviews


Over the years we’ve had an incredible group of content creators, tech writers, stationery enthusiasts & all types of noteworthy users share their experiences with hamelin notebooks! This blog is a highlight reel of some of the best praise for our notebooks & products. If you’re interested in leaving a review of your own, contact us here.

Review #1

Feb. 2019

John Lee Saddinton

John Lee Saddington – A talented creator who builds tools for artists & their communities. We sent John some samples and can’t believe how much he loved them! Check out the highlights below.


“As many of you know, I’m a super-fan of physical notebooks and all of the projects (and full-blown startups!!) were originally based on concepts and art and ideas that I captured in some of what I consider are the best writing notebooks ever created.”

We loved how much John appreciated our notebooks in his workflow & you can really see it on camera. When it comes to sketching out big project ideas & brainstorms there’s no better notebook to use than a hamelin.

Watch his full review below:

Review #2

Mar. 2019

Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown – A talented cognitive psychologist with a passion for fountain pens & notebooks.We've reached out to Stephen at sbrebrown.com to ask him to take our spiral notebooks for a spin and provide us his review and feedback. As someone so versed in the stationary world, we're excited to hear what he has to say about our top-of-the line ruled paper notebooks. Here are some of Stephen's biggest takeaways:

“And then you have the paper… which indeed is incredibly smooth it’s very very nice.”

Incredibly smooth is right! If you haven't already heard about our OPTIK PAPER TM, we recommend you checkout this page to learn about all the incredible ways this miracle paper can help you write your best work yet.

“I’ve been really racking my brain on what to comment negatively on, and I can’t find anything. I think it’s a superb package. I really wish I could say I hate this or that about it but I don’t. And especially to students I think this would be a great investment.”

Bravo Stephen for providing such a thorough & detailed walkthrough of all the features packed into these notebooks. We agree that it’s a great investment for any student!!

Watch the full video review here:

Review #3

Nov. 2019

Andrew George

Andrew George – A successful & thoughtful tech writer, Andrew inspires many with his writing & efforts as a teacher. We sent some hamelin samples to tech writer Andrew George and we’re pretty stoked on his review.

Below are some of the highlights…

“Hands down the Hamelin notebook feels much better to write on than the Everlast (and The Wave).”

Andrew, who is a fan of Rocketbook’s reusable technology admitted that both the Wave and the Everlast are lacking in the writingfeel department. And that’s where hamelin notebooks shine.

Not only are they head and shoulders above the dry-erase board-esque Rocketbook, but the smooth OPTIK PAPERTM dominates in the paper notebook category as well.

“If you subscribe to the whole, ‘Look good, play good,’ or the ‘look good, work good’ mantra, Hamelin has you covered.”

The professional feel and protective hardcovers seem to have made a stellar first impression.

Andrew also noted the prominent page dividers and bookmark tabs and commented on both the aesthetics of the bright colors and the smoothness of that OPTIK PAPERTM.

If you read a lot or suffer from eye strain, you’ll be quite pleased with the quality of the paper Hamelin offers.”

Andrew was excited about the fact that hamelin notebook paper simply won’t bleed through.

He explained that the issue of paper bleed-through with other notebooks is a significant problem for him—beyond just the usual visual distraction.

With difficulty moving his depth of field from one plane to another, bleed-through often leaves him with headaches, dizziness, even nausea to the point of opting to read digitally and wearing expensive blue-light filtering glasses.

It’s great to know we’re offering a helpful solution!

Thank you to Andrew for taking the time to write up the review.

Review #4

Feb. 2019

Chris Saenz

Chris Saenz is a prolific & talented YouTube reviewer. She's also a knowledgeable pen enthusiast with a number of great pen tests. Check out some highlights of her hamelin pen test below:

"You know this is nice 90g paper"

You can see in the video even her paint brush swatches barely bleed through our signature OPTIK PAPER TM. To learn more about the strength & benefits of OPTIK PAPER TM be sure to check out this page. 

"This notebook is gonna pop up again and again I'm sure, I'm really pleased to have it."

You're right about that Chris! We're glad you enjoy, thanks for taking the time to review & use.

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