Product Type: Pukka Pads in Homeware
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Pukka Pads A4 Writing Pad
Member Name: h_perry
Pukka Pads A4 Writing Pad
Date: 19/10/12, updated on 23/01/13 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Good quality paper
Disadvantages: A bit pricey
I always have a good set of stationary in the house; I find it useful to have notebooks for my work, and for my husbands. I have used a range of different branded stationary throughout the years particularly in my college years when you weren't provided with stationary. I have found that Pukka pads by far stand out the most! The quality of the paper is superb and when I had to hand in assignments which had to be hand written I wasn't ashamed when I handed in these good quality sheets filled with writing. Some note books the paper is too thin this of course depends on your budget and how much you are willing to spend. I don't like the cheaper pads that are available today as many of them the ink seeps through to the other side so if you want to write on both sides you end up spending half an hour working out what you have wrote as it begins to merge with the writing from the other side of the paper, this is not a problem I have ever faced with Pukka pads, I have found they are able to cope with all types of pens and the ink does not go through.
The paper from the pads is 80GSM, this is just under the GSM which would be used for formal correspondence which would be 90GSM and higher. This to me indicates good quality. The paper is also micro-perfed which allows you to easily remove sheets from the pads should you wish to. The paper comes out easily and leaves a nice neat line, whereas some paper pads when you remove paper I find that the line hasn't been cut properly so the paper tears and leaves a scruffy look.
The Pukka pads come in a range of sizes (A4 etc.), with different quantities of paper and also different colours. They are easily identifiable on the shelves and are something we always have in our house; I will not use other pads now due to the quality these ones provide. The only downside is the price but I suppose you get what you pay for with a product like this. Pukka pads can be purchased in many supermarkets nationwide and stationary supplies stores. I have found that now and then Tesco's have good offers on Pukka stationary particularly when it is around the school term starting again, this would definitely be worth looking out for. For an A4 pad you are looking at between £2.50 and £3.50 depending on the amount of paper in the pad and the design in which the pad is.
Summary: Worthwhile purchase