Product Type: Pukka Pads in Homeware
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Pukka Pads A4 Writing Pad
Advantages: Great quality paper, spiral bound
I first came across Pukka pads when I went back to college about 10 years ago, I instantly liked the look of them and was impressed that A4 pads had improved so much since I'd finished university. In the years since I haven't been tempted to change brands and have been using Pukka pads at both home and work.
What makes a Pukka pad great?
Back in my university days A4 pads were bound together with a sticker binding which allowed you to tear pages out easily from the top but not from any other point in the pad. You also had to tear a page out before you could write comfortably on the back of it, this would mean by the end of a lecture I could have several lose pieces of paper which had to be numbered to prevent them getting out of order.
Pukka pad solves all these problems by having a wire spiral binding, you can turn over and write on the back of a page whilst still leaving it attached. Pages can be detached by tearing down perforations so you can remove a page from any point of the pad without it ripping.
These pads are made from high quality 80gsm white paper so you can write on both sides without it showing through. The printed lines are clear to see and it has a decent margin so when it is filed your writing isn't too close to the punched holes. This paper handily has 4 pre-punched holes so that it will fit in a 2 or 4 ringed binder.
At work I use an A4 Pukka pad for my meeting notes and I like that the large spiral binding allows you to put extra print outs in this pad to carry it all together. I use post-it page markers to highlight where important pages are and I can easily look back and find notes. I would be lost without it! The only downside is that the cover has started to rip off but that is probably more due me trying to make it expand beyond it's limits than a problem with the quality of the pad.
When my twins were first born I had to record how long they had fed for, how much formula top up they had at each feed & dirty nappies. This may seem mad but there is no way on the little sleep I was getting that I could remember and health professionals do like to ask these questions. My A6 Pukka pad became my diary of events, it was a perfect size for this and really easy to flip through the pages. I had important information and phone numbers in the back and like a safety blanket I didn't go anywhere without it in the early days.
Price and availability
Available from Amazon, Tesco and other stationery stores. You can currently buy a 3 pack of A4 Pukka pads for just £4.74 at Amazon which I think is great value.
Would I recommend?
Yes definitely, now I've found these pads nothing else will do. Pukka.
Summary: Great paper pads for study, work and home
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