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Received mine and it is NOT awesome. Very disappointed in the grid notebook. The grid lines are so faint that it looks like the sheets are blank. In both full sunlight and incandescent light, the sheets appear blank. I have to angle the sheets a certain way to begin to see the grids. Is there a return policy? For anyone ordering in the future, insist on getting photo shots of the interior first. I trusted both the vendor and Massdrop on this one for accurate representation. Lesson learned.
I have to agree 100%. The grid lines are so faint that even under very bright lighting the line are almost impossible to see! Just looks like blank pages, not recommended I wonder, is this a defective production run? Surely they would not be able to sell these pages as graph paper if sold in a brick and mortar store.
I've decided to keep the notebook to compare performance against the Letterform brand, which I absolutely love. Can't say enough great things about Letterform and the pens/inks you can use on it. Fortunately, Letterform had a limited offer on grid sheets, which I took advantage of. Now, those sheets had well defined grids. Unless I see some inclination from Wipebook to actually produce notebooks where the lines can be discerned easily, this will be my one and only purchase from them. It's one thing for lines to be faint so as not to distract; yet another when only a magician can see the lines.
UPDATE: I contacted Wipebooks concerning the faint gridlines. I also found several reviews that have mentioned the same issue that I have with the gridlines. Some of these reviews are a couple of years old, so this is not a new issue with Wipebooks. The company response was to generally ignore my complaint and inform me that it was intentionally designed to have faint lines. I have not bothered to followup on such an inane response. Obviously pointing out that the notebook is useless to me because I can't SEE the lines is of no importance. Bad customer service, bad product. I'd add an image but honestly nothing I've tried shows just how faint the lines are. The pages look blank. In the interim, I've ordered gridlines from http://www.esquoia.com/ and just received them this week. And, yes, you can see the dot grid and the gridlines with this one. I'll see how the product performs as compared to Letterform.
Another irritating aspect of Wipebooks notebooks is the poor design of the plastic spiral binding. The coil doesn't have any "stops" at the ends, so with constant use, it the coil travels up or down thus "unbinding" the pages. I constantly have to rethread the pages as a result. Don't understand the rave reviews at all.
How are the esquoia books holding up? Looks like Letterforms was a crowd-funded event that is no longer active.
My apologies for such a delayed response. I'm satisfied with the esquoia design and performance. It's comparable to Letterform. Too bad Letterform is out of business, but I'll be purchasing more from esquoia in the future. They offer both bound notebooks and loose sheets, which can be easily punched for other binder types such as disc-bound, or 3-ring notebooks. Letterform continues to be my "go to"; they are the workhorse for whiteboard sheets.