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Turning recycled Spanish leather into an amazing memo pad

This memo pad features a combination of recycled Spanish leather and high-quality Japanese writing paper made by MD paper products. The paper itself features plain pages as well as pages with ruled lines.

Traits of Grain Products

Cover made from recycled leather

The cover of the notepad is made from wear-resistant recycled leather to ensure that it doesn’t damage easily through regular use. The cow leather used here has a rich color and is warm to the touch.

Ruled line (white) and plain (cream) writing paper

This original paper made by MD PAPER PRODUCTS is designed to prevent ink from running or bleeding, as well as be comfortable to write on.
The ruled line paper is the same format as the long-selling diamond memo notepaper, which has been available for more than 50 years. Each page is divided into 4 with thick lines, making this notepaper perfect for daily schedules, to-do lists, or records of personal hobbies.
The plain paper is ideal for illustrations or idea sketches.

Easy to see boundaries

The memo paper has been designed to make it easy to tell which portion is plain and which portion is ruled by varying not only the color of the paper, but also by ensuring that the ruled lines are printed to the very edge of the paper.

Designed for ease of use

The writing pad built into the last page of the notepad ensures that the band and fasteners don’t interfere with your writing, for a comfortable experience. The included rubber band ensures the notepad doesn’t come open in your bag.

Grain logo

The logo features a Spanish bullfight design. The typeface is a recreation of one originally designed in Spain. This original typeface was used in the novel Don Quixote, edited by the Spanish Royal Academy in 1780.

Where the leather is made

The “Grain” recycled leather used in the cover was produced at a Spanish tannery.
The product is named after the leather itself.
Spanish leather is known worldwide for its quality, excellent finish, and amazing texture. Remnants of this excellent leather are pulverized and turned into sheets to create the recycled leather used in this product.

Grain leather has been produced since 1878. It is the end result of years of improvement and is created by highly-skilled craftsmen. Only cow leather is used to produce the end product. Both the scent and texture of cow leather are fully present.

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WM Ring Notebook Grain <B6 Variant>
Size: H171 x W138 x D18mm / Inner paper: White 6mm Ruled Lines 100 pages + Cream Blank 100 pages [MD PAPER]
WM Ring Memo Grain
Size: H140 x W76 x D12mm / Inner paper: White 5mm Ruled Lines 50 pages + Cream Blank 50 pages [MD PAPER]
Common specifications
Cover: Recycled leather made in Spain with rubber band (*The rubber band is attached to the back cover.)