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Midori Traveler’s Notebook Refill Types & Basics For Journaling

Hello, pals! It’s been a while since I blogged about our creative stuff. However, what made me very busy since the last month was creating a lot of journals, especially making Midori traveler’s notebook refill of different kinds.

In this post, I’m going to share with you about how we do our Midori traveler’s notebook refill. Further, you’ll know deeper about the specifics, details about Midori traveler’s notebook refill you should know if you plan to buy one.

Before we dig in, let me give you hints on what I could discuss with you about Midori refills. At the same time, I have something for you at the end of this post. So, better check it out!

First, obviously, there are different types of Midori refills available. For a beginner, it’d be hard for you to identify which of which you should buy and use. Thus, you need the basics.

Second, what sizes are possible and available in the market and what kind of paper most sellers use.

Third, of course, pricing.

Let’s begin.

 

If you're curious about Midori traveler's notebook refill basics, click this post and learn the fundamentals of TNs and why you should buy one.

midori traveler’s notebook refill basics and history

Midori is actually a Japanese stationery brand, wherein part of their products are traveler’s notebooks with the distinct design similar to the ones made by other sellers, yet modified.

The original Midori TNs are made from locals from Traveler’s Factory located in Nakameguro, Tokyo, a small old building where they process paper and produce such notebooks intended for personal customization and travelers alike.

Like the ones sold in local stores and Etsy, they can be customized in sizes and design. But usually, they’re made in genuine leather covers with free refill notebooks.

Oftentimes, they come in personal, pocket, passport, A6, and regular sizes. You can refer to the chart below with the size variations.

Since the non-Japanese TNs sold are already modified, they call them fauxdori or fundori.

Midori traveler's notebook refill size guide

Image credits to owner. Click image to see image source.

 

Midori refills

Oftentimes, the sellers like me note that we’re using special paper for the Midori traveler’s notebook refill. In my case, I use thicker type with at least 80 gsm, which is far preferable to prevent ink blots and other writing issues.

We then use either cardboard with special or nice prints or a Vellum board of 200 gsm to 220 gsm for the covers and staple them with the pages.

Each refill notebook has 32 pages. As a standard, there should be 64 pages included in a Midori/Fauxdori TN.

Midori Pricing

As far as the pricing is concerned, it usually cost more or less 37 Euro. You can see the Midori notebook full list here. If you’re an Etsy fan, you can expect around the same price range. You can check it out here as well.

 

final thoughts

There are a lot of available options for Midori traveler’s notebook refill notebooks you can choose from. If you want the genuine Midori feel, you may opt to try purchasing the one from Tokyo. Otherwise, for stylish and cuteness reasons, you can order one from local sellers from Etsy or from someone who makes one nearby.

In Bitchy Chicken, we do make handmade Fauxdori with free refill notebooks and extra elastic cord for your notebooks. All of these are included in the package once you order one.

Here are some of the fauxdoris we make.

 

Oooops! there’s more!

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Do you like this post? Feel free to share your thoughts about Midori, Fauxdori, Fundori in the comment section below! Thank you, pal!

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