get ’em while they’re hot

Regular reader Andrea has just alerted me to the fact that Ultimate Office is currently offering its Jotz Spiral Notebooks at a deep discount of $5 each! That includes five PocketFile folders and 60 pages of ruled 80# paper.

While the Spiral is not the same as the late, lamented, and legendary Jotz Refillable Notebook, it has many of the same features that endeared the Refillable to its die-hard fans — extra-thick poly covers, bungee closure, and of course those color-coded finger rings.

Last time I talked with Ultimate Office about the availability of new Refillables, they had given up all hope that their supplier would be able to overcome its manufacturing problems, and were referring people to Levenger’s Circa products. As undeniably great as Circa is, and as grateful as I am that Rollabind is finally bringing a slew of new business products to market, the Jotz Refillable was, IMNSHO, the quintessentially perfect disc notebook.

Which is not to say you shouldn’t grab some Spirals while they last. Thanks for the heads-up, Andrea! And feel free to post a review in the Comments section once you’ve put them through their paces.

Author: Paul Lagasse

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6 thoughts on “get ’em while they’re hot”

  1. Hi, Duc —

    Yes, you definitely should! And order one of the mini Jotz notebooks too. The paper is nice quality and you can’t beat the size. Please feel free to post a review here.

    I saw over on the D*I*Y Planner site that you’re an official Myndology tester. Congratulations! I haven’t tried Mynd products because they use the Atoma-style rings, and my system is totally Rolla-based. But I love the product designs they have!

    If only Rollabind would make metal rings like Atoma . . .sigh . . .

  2. Love them. I write with fountain pen – something anachronistic I guess considering I’m a webworker – but the paper is beautiful to write on. The Jotz binder has an overhang for their colored rings for easy organization and I love the elastic band to close it, hold in my extraneous papers. I don’t like the Axcess branding on the paper but I can live with it because of all the other features.

    And I just checked – they are still on sale!

  3. Thanks for the review, Andrea! Sounds like I should get a couple too before the sale ends. Did they throw in a Mini Jotz as a freebie? You might enjoy those too — nifty looking, pocket- and purse-friendly, and very fountain pen friendly.

    And speaking of fountain pens, Viva Anachronism! You’re in good company. What’s your pen(s) and ink(s) of choice?

  4. Of choice – Mont Blanc Le Grande Meisterstruck with blue black ink.

    I recently purchased a Namiki Pilot – the kind with the retractable nib and that writes really well – the clip gets in the way of how I hold the pen sometimes but it’s worth learning how to live with it.

    And at the other end of the spectrum – I have a nice retro fountain pen – a little heavy but the ink flow is great – I think it was less than 40.00 at paradise pens. I use Private Reserve grey flannel ink for that pen.

  5. Is Ultimate Office getting out of the “things with rings” business? Ygor of D*I*Y Planner reports that he just spotted the PortaFile Presentation Files on sale for $9.99 from their usual $21.50 (see ) . These files use the same color-coded ring system as the Jotz Refillables and Spirals.

    Ygor said he’s ordering a bunch, so hurry up and order yours too before these, too, disappear.

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