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Denik's New Layflat Softcover Notebooks - Review



Hey there everyone! If you've seen our bookstagram recently, you would know that we got some amazing new Denik notebooks! Now if you've never heard the name "Denik" before then I think it's time that you know, and after you read this post go check out their website, okay? (They actually came out with a new website design, too. It's amazing.)

Denik is so much more than just a notebook/sketchbook-selling company. The word Denik describes the whole community and cause that surrounds the company, a "grassroots, artsy-eclectic bunch", as it is so beautifully described on their website. The designs displayed on the covers of their products are made by artists around the world, no matter who they are or where they come from. With the income from the notebooks and sketchbooks they sell, Denik gives some to support these artists and to build schools for children around the world. The whole idea that Denik is built upon is that, together, art and people can change the world.

The whole idea that Denik is built upon is that, together, art and people can change the world.

On March 31st, Denik continued their mission towards this cause by releasing a new line of notebooks. These would be their new layflat softcover notebooks. The new notebooks, which come in 18 amazing designs, feature a special soft cover that are designed so that, even after use, the covers will still lay flat.




In this review, I will be covering the following topics:

  • the cover and overall structure
  • cover designs/artwork
  • possible uses

Note: We were given Denik's Layflat Softcover Notebooks in exchange for advertisement. 

Cover and Overall Structure

First up is the cover and overall structure of the notebook, although I'm putting an extra emphasis on the cover structure because, after all, that's what makes these notebooks special and different from other Denik notebooks. I actually have two other notebooks myself and Em and I have another one that the lovely people at Denik gave us, so I can make a pretty good comparison. Let's start with the cover, shall we?




Just by opening the notebooks I can tell that there definitely is a difference in the binding, and it's amazing that, even though you might expect the new layflat binding to be more stiff so that it can keep the notebooks closed, it actually feels smoother to me. And to answer your question: Yes, the notebook does lie flat even after opening it, which is pretty cool if I do say so myself. And these softcover notebooks (which I'm almost positive includes most if not all of Denik's 5.25 x 8.25 inch notebooks) really are soft. I honestly can't stop feeling it.

Maybe I'm just some oddball who pays way too much attention to detail, but I also really appreciate the structure of the whole notebook. The covers and pages of the notebooks are curved at the edges, which I find to be an amazing detail that makes them feel so much better (the curves are also really smooth and clean-cut). The notebooks come in ruled or blank format, and the paper doesn't feel cheap either, if you know what I mean. I actually did a little exploring on the Denik website and found out that they use acid-free 75% recycled paper, which is amazing.

Overall, the structure of the notebooks is great.

Cover Designs

The design that we received is only one of eighteen wonderful designs. The artwork varies from simplistic designs to graphic art to text-filled art. All designs are honestly beautiful, and be sure to see them for yourself here so you know what I'm talking about.




Possible Uses

Okay, so this is where the more formal, definite review ends. Now it's time for me to discuss some possible ways that you can use a Denik Layflat Softcover notebook. Personally, I'm still trying to decide what exactly to do with mine, because the possibilities really are endless. That's the amazing thing about Denik notebooks. They're just the right size and the choice of lined or blank paper really gives you the opportunity to use their notebooks in any way that suits you.




They're just the right size and the choice of lined or blank paper really gives you the opportunity to use their notebooks in any way that suits you.

Some ideas that I had that I think you bookworms and/or bookstgrammers might like include...

  • DIY planner
  • journal 
  • book to write your favorite book quotes
  • bookstagram planner/idea book
  • mini sketchbook



That's all for this post! In the end, it turns out I actually really like Denik notebooks. They're beautiful, and now with the new layflat cover technology, they're even better! They also have a great cause, so please head over to their website and get some for you and your friends! Until next time,


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