The fellas over at Nock Co have released some new-ish (well, recently) notecards to their line of unique DotDash notecard series and they were kind enough to send me over some packs to check out.
If you are unfamiliar with Nock Co, it is a small business based in Atlanta, GA run by product designer and master seamster Jeff Bruckwicki and Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict. They found a need in the market for durable, quality pen cases that were ultra portable (and fun!). Along with their pen cases they've expanded their line into other related stationery goods/accessories.
They sent me a pack each of their new Petite (the really small one) and Gigante (the really big one) in the new purple DotDash. These cards are a bright white which I hope my pics can represent well enough.
The paper products they've released over the last few years have evolved and progressively gotten better to use with a wider variety of writing tools and they have it pretty well nailed down at this point.
I tested the cards with a variety of tools from vintage pencils, fineliners, rollerballs, ballpoints, as well as fountain pens and they all performed well. Super cheap notecards could get you by, but with high standards of performance like most of us have here in the writing community (luckily shared by our pals at Nock Co), these cards held up to all of my favorites with great results. I mean, c'mon, nobody likes feathering.
Paper is a funny thing as it needs to be the right thickness for the job. Like a notecard should be durable and easy to hold. I can't say for certain, but the Nock cards feel a bit thinner than your standard cheap-o cards, but maybe that is due to a slightly slicker feel.
The Petite size is very small. At only 2" x 3.5" these probably aren't a product I would see myself using a lot of personally as I tend to write a little bigger, but if you wanted to write a nice little note to slip into someone's lunch, leave in their keyboard, or a little card to put in a wallet with important info I could see these as handy.
The Gigante is a large notecard with a ton of real estate. And, it unfolds! Closed they are 3.5" x 5.5" which is already a generous writing space, but they expand into 5.5" x 7" which is almost as big as many small notebook pages.
Both versions are printed edge to edge and double sided with their DotDash pattern.
Also, I'd be amiss not to mention the newest collaborative product we did under my Dudek Modern Goods brand, the Idea Dock V2 which is a solid walnut desk stand designed specifically for notecard lovers in mind. Now, even though we have a product together doesn't mean I can't provide an objective review of their notecards... deal?
Compared to other cards these will run a premium, but I feel like the guys at Nock have done a great job at trying to find the best possible paper to serve the needs of those that love to use notecards in their daily to-do lists and want to use their nice fountain pens (or others) while doing it. And, they use a small business printer which increased costs, but supports the "small" economy.
Special thanks to the guys at Nock for sending these my way!