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Postalco Notebook A6 pingraph


  • Made by Postalco
  • Hand made in Tokyo, Japan
  • Pingraph paper
  • 10.5 x 14.8 cm

A5 pin, A5 blank, A6 pin, A6 blank



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“A standard since 2004, these spiral bound notebooks open completely flat for flexibility.

We use a lot of notebooks. Writing an idea down allows us to move onto other thoughts. The spontaneous mixture of thoughts keeps the flow of ideas going. It’s almost impossible to tell how a note that you make today will connect with another idea next week. Pressed Cotton cover. Made in Japan.”

Pressed cotton cover

Starch-pressed cotton is bonded to the cover of these notebooks. The colours will lighten with use and the weave of the fabric ages beautifully over time as the weave pattern becomes more apparent. The fabric is water-resistant treated.

Keep organized

The metal binding is partly covered, giving space to label the spine so you can keep them organized side-by-side on a bookshelf.

Use the full page

When the cover is folded back, it sticks out on the bottom giving the hand an edge to rest on. This makes it easier to write to the bottom of the page.

Spiral bound

This spiral binding allows the notebook to be opened completely and for individual pages to be ripped out.

Pingraph paper

Versatile paper with a texture that keeps the pen from slipping too easily and makes it an ideal writing surface to keep thoughts flowing. Suitable for writing or drawing. Page thickness prevents most show-through. This paper is ecologically made and chlorine free. Notebook pages are printed with Pin-graph, Postalco’s original 1x1mm blue graph paper.

Learning from Japan

“The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.”

Ecologically Made in Japan

‘Mottainai’ is the culture of not wasting. This also means making something well. All items are made in Japan where we are able to find exceptional attention to detail. We also develop a wide range of materials in Japan that are worth pouring time into to create items that will age beautifully. Our wood comes from managed forests in Hokkaido. Leather is vegetable tanned to avoid using the toxic chemicals used in other tanning methods. Fabrics are woven in Japan with tightly managed wastewater and carefully sourced fibers. Our washi paper is hand screened with renewable Kozo fibers and any remaining pulp is reused. Made in Japan means tight environmental regulations for beautiful products that are much easier on the environment.



  • Product code:
    Yellow 10341
    Red 10340
  • Brand/maker: Postalco
  • Origin: Tokyo, Japan
  • Size: 10.5 x 14.8 cm

Material & Care

Pressed Cotton

“This fabric is made with the same machines that were used to make tent fabric. The base colour of the white threads will become more apparent and it will soften with use. To keep the natural feeling of the material we did not waterproof coat the surface. There is a light water resistant treatment. Cotton is a natural material so slubs and irregularity in the fibers are part of its character. It is possible for wrinkles to appear as well.”

Care: If your item gets wet, pat dry with a soft cloth to absorb any liquid. With strong rubbing the colour may come off leaving light spots. Please shade dry in a well ventilated area. If placed near air conditioners or heaters the item may warp.


Mike Abelson

Born in Los Angeles, California. Studied product design at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Moves to New York in 1997 to design the Jack Spade product collection and brand concept. Based in Tokyo for over sixteen years he has worked with a wide variety of clients including Calder Foundation, Sunspel, The Conran Shop, Issey Miyake, and Maison Hermès.

Yuri Abelson

Native of Tokyo. She honed her skills studying Graphic Design in both Los Angeles and Switzerland at Art Center College of Design. She then worked in New York on branding projects for several years. In 2000 she cofounded her own company, Postalco. Yuri crafted the visual identity for Postalco and continues today as its creative director. Working with clients she draws inspiration from photography and print to communicate the spirit of each product.

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