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Welcome to another dupe or dud in my series! Dupe or dud videos started in the beauty world where bloggers would compare brand name products to their cheaper, drug store versions to see if paying the extra was really worth it. I’ve compared
Tombows to Artist Loft brush pens, Staedtler vs Michael’s vs Stabilo fineliners, Kuretake Clean Color vs Artist Loft Brush Pens – and today I’m comparing the bullet journal favorite Leuchtturm notebook and the new Artist Loft notebook from Michael’s. Let’s see whether they hold up!
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The main differences:
The AL notebook is slightly shorter and slightly wider than the A5 size
AL paper is bright white, whereas LT is slightly creamy
AL has no back pocket, but has the 2 ribbon bookmarks
AL has no page numbers
Dots in the AL are similar shade (light), but don’t go all the way to the top or bottom
AL cover is hard but bends a little bit
Check out the video for the pen test comparison to see how the paper fares!
What do you think?! Will you be trying it?! If you have other questions, please ask in the comments! More notebook reviews to come 🙂
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Jessica is.a Minnesotan handlettering artist, leadership educator, and bullet journal blogger. She is passionate about working with people to uncover their personal power and potential through connection, creative planning, and calligraphy. You can find her at a local ice cream shop, teaching, on Instagram (@prettyprintsandpaper)
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We can’t get the Artist Loft in New Zealand yet
Thanks for the review. I bought a purple one but haven’t tried it. I’m still on my very first journal in a “handbook” which I had around. It’s really more of a sketchbook but if you like to use wet media it’s really nice. It only has about 132 side though.
Love it, thanks for sharing! I use my Leuchtturm daily, and I’m so glad for this much cheaper version! I will definitely grab one on my next visit.
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