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The Red & Black Box from Spotlight Stationery [sponsored]

[Ad – sponsored. This post is part of Stationery & Art’s sponsorship of my National Stationery Week 2019 campaign]

Spotlight Stationery is a fab stationery subscription box and I was excited to try another one of their boxes recently. The Red & Black Box (previous boxes are available here) features two fountain pens – perfect for Fountain Pen Day scribbles.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Full box contents: Rhodia A5 notebook, Paper-Oh A5 Ondulo notebook, Spotlight Stationery card, red Fuente fountain pen from Zebra, classic red PaperMate Flair, Fountain Pentel, Ball Pentel, and a set of postcards.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

I was particularly impressed with the compostable bag.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

The Paper-Oh notebook features 80 plain acid-free pages with a corrugated card cover. I love the little note inside from the creators.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

The Rhodia notebook features 64 dot grid pages of Clairefontaine fountain pen-friendly brushed vellum paper, a “Rhodia orange” sewn spine, and a soft-touch cover. I’ve tried a few Rhodia notebooks now and I think it’s my favourite paper.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

How stunning is the Fountain Pentel?! I’ve become quite the Pentel fan lately, thanks to those fabulous Touch pens, and this quirky fountain pen cements its status as an innovative and high-quality brand.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

This is a fountain pen with a difference: it features an original, ‘delta’-shaped nib, it doesn’t need refilling, and it has a variable line width (firm on one side and flexible on the other).

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

The Zebra Fuente fountain pen is another fun addition to my pencil case. Again, it’s disposable, and this one comes in a range of colours. This one writes so smoothly that I think I might need a whole rainbow.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

The PaperMate Flair wasn’t what I expected; it looks like a heavy felt pen but writes so nicely, with no bleed on this paper and very minimal ghosting (as with all the other pens in the box).

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Last but not least, the ever-popular Ball Pentel. The original smooth rollerball is a staple in schools and homes for a reason. It has a cushioned ball tip, writes for up to 2,200 metres, and (bonus) is made from 77% recycled material (excluding the ink).

 

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

As always with Spotlight Stationery, the box contains postcards featuring the work of talented young illustrators. The ‘reach for the stars’ print by Ellie Tolfts is my favourite.

Red & Black Stationery Subscription Box from Spotlight Stationery - review

Like what you see? Spotlight Stationery are offering my readers 10% off with code GEEK10, which also works on their sister-site, Stationery & Art. Happy shopping!

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