Nock Co. continues to grow their business and adding new products to their storefront. The latest addition is their Black Dot Dash Notebooks. If you've read my review on the Yellow Dot Dash Notebooks, you know that the paper wasn't ideal for fountain pens. They remind me a lot of the Field Notes notebooks; awesome product but less than stellar paper. Nock Co. has listened to their users and have now released the Black Dot Dash Notebooks to their line to remedy that particular problem.
The first thing you'll of course notice when comparing the books is the new, more subdued, black cover. A lot of bloggers/reviewers, myself included, weren't the hugest fans of the bright yellow cover with the brown logo. I have to say I am really digging this new cover - definitely more my style.
Nock have really done their homework on this one - the paper doesn't feel much heavier, but it is considerably smoother than the old books. It is incredibly fountain pen friendly in comparison as well - in my tests, there was no feathering to speak of, even with my 1.1 mm stub.
The color of the Dot Dash pattern has changed as well. As opposed to the grey pattern on the Yellow books, the Black books sport a nice purple pattern. You'll also notice the awesome "USA" logo on the back showing that they continue to stick to their tradition of US-made products.
I have avoided pocket notebooks for some time because of their lack of fountain pen friendly paper. Nock Co. has changed that entirely. These are truly a pleasure to write on and I know I'll be using them frequently. Brad and Jeff continue to outdo themselves with excellent customer service and top-notch products. I can't wait to see what other awesomeness comes out of Atlanta this year!