anyone tried c.over notebooks?

I have just spotted c.over notebooks online. They seem to allow you to refill (like mood notebooks) but you can have upto 3 refills. So you could have the diary refill (whole year = 2 refills) plus one or two other refills. There is a choice of covers that seems to go from about £10 to very expensive. Anyone tried or seen these about?
Thanks!
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ygor - web site?

I googled, but only found ebay and thejournalshop. the journal shop does not let me add it to my basket and ebay only has a few of the possibilities in this series.

I think these look really awesome! I hope I can get a hold of this system in the US without a huge shipping cost....

ciao,
nay nay

nevermind

looks like the 2008 planners are not available yet (weird since the year is half over) which is why I couldn't order it. The black notebook is available...

Try...

This search

I found one US retailler here but it is too pricey for me.

Looking at innowen's bookbinding posts... let's see, fold a piece of paper in half and you get a folio. A buncha folios make a section. A bunbcha sections make the book.

These things look like a 3 or 4 section book with removable binding. Interesting idea.

By reading the fine print, they come from Italy, so you European DIY-ers will have a better chance of obtaining them. BTW, did you notice that The Journal Shop is in the UK ?
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Here is The Journal Shop

The Journal Shop
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Ygor, There seems to be a

Ygor,
There seems to be a number of cover options. Some are quite reasonable (as you reuse and the refills seem very cheap) and some very expensive.
amber

Yes, I found them

I asked them thru eBay and they told me that the product line was found in two places, one in the link above, the other here
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Google is my lackey >:D

www.greenwitch.it
2008 General Catalog
2008 Spring Catalog
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Twice line

Oh. I love the "Twice" product line. I like how the week view is visible while the days change. I think I'm going to have to spend some time template making. I've used the same forms for quite a while now -- although the size changes often enough, as does wither they are pasted in a bound journal or smurfed. It may be time for a change of format, or at least an experiment.

These things are Hipster size !!

paper size 87 by 145 mm -- about 3.5 by 5.75 inches
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Office dog

Found these on office dog which is a great wee stationery site. I've never seen them in the flesh in any of the many shops I visit in the UK.

Seem good for quick stuff on the go rather than main diary. Nice looking covers.

Ooooo I'm a bit tempted...........

impressive

The concept is genius.

If my hipster with it big binder clip wasn't so useful, I'd be buying one of these today.

I think Arthur could make a more rugged and pretty product.

Is it possible to add

Is it possible to add homemade refills ?

What's holding in the refills?

Can't tell for sure, but it looks like hair elastic with a kind of bead on the end that fits into a notch in the spine... maybe thin plastic, so it doesn't distort the refills. Betcha someone could DIY this on the cheap. :-)

Already done -- last year

http://www.diyplanner.com/node/2264
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Almost...

Except those shown on flickr aren't fastened to a cover, but yes, that's the idea.

Did you look...

here ? He did add a cover to it.
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Do you mean...

... my two pieces of cardboard duct-taped together? ;-)

My system is full of holes.... and I never got over the limitations... Namely, the printing order is odd, but not unlike a booklet, but you need to flip the pages in orientation to each other--awkward. Secondly, the binding is a bit awkward. You can use what I used, but if you want a nicer cover.... these c.over booklets are much, much nicer... Something you wouldn't be ashamed to pull out in public. ;-)

(and, man, I can't find it!)

-Jon

I will work out the page order thang

Multivalent is my friend, in this instance :)

Between the American holiday weekend coming up and the week of vacation I will be taking later in the month, I will have time to work on this and Dynamic Templates: The Next Generation.
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8/5 x 11 version

This same concept is what we have for choir notebooks in a standard 8/5 x 11 paper size binder. You just slip your music under the elastic band, pull out when done.

Here's a nifty combo version

that include 3-ring (or 2-ring or 4-ring) and elastic bands and a handy pocket in the binder. http://www.musicfolder.com/english/usd-store/products.html The site has US, Canada, and International sections; I only looked at the US section so don't know if they have the exact same product in the others.

It's so fascinating to hear

It's so fascinating to hear about the specialized products out there that might solve our problems, or just give us the idea for a tweak, but we never hear about them because they're in a niche market. It's great that we have a place where we can learn about them here on DIY Planner.

I bought one...

Just thought I'd update you on the C.Over Diary planners. I liked the look of them so much that I bought one of the lime green fabric covers. I ordereed from officedog and when it arrived one of the elastic strands was broken. Officedog sent me a couple of replacements but I dont know what that says for the robustness of it all.

It's a good looking notebook and the notes pages can be changed really quickly. There is a plaastic accessory with it that holds a smaller notebook and address book, has space for 6 business cards and has the cutest little pen too. So you can fit in 4 different notebook/diay/address combinations in it should you wish. I have noticed that all the refills have vanished from online shops now-a result of your post Amber or just coincidence?

I do wonder if this brand might just vanish from UK stores as these specialist things sometimes do and of course the refills are special to this cover so you're kind of stuck if you cant get any refills.

I can imagine however, this being diy planner that all would not be lost and some diy notebooks to slip in are certainly possible. The size is kind of odd also though and would require some cutting of normal paper sizes.

Still the winters in Scotland are long and dark, i need something to do...

Overall I really like the cover as it's neat, well made and looks cool but whether it can continue to be used long term depends on availability of the refills

They always stop stocking

They always stop stocking things as soon as I become interested. adoc books in Rymans and miquelrius in Paperchase. People could pay me to bring down who companies!

Same here!

I feel the same sometimes! It's usually favourite pubs that i close down-dont know what that says about me....

The Journal shop have told me that they will definitely be getting refills in for the planners. Thyey have refills for the slightly larger notes and the reporter notebook style pads.

Anyway i have my elastic strands now and C.Over planner is fully functional now. It is very small and neat and looks good. I will probably use it as a notebook rather than keep a diary in it, but like the way I can maybe keep a few different notebooks to slip in and out for different topics or different areas of work.

c.over stock

hey US folk... I checked out plainwhitepress.com and they are out of stock, but I did email them to see if they would be carrying the product. Her response was that she could special order me the product = the 2009 just came out... so if you are interested, you might want to go to the site and send her an email...

ciao,
nay nay

more c.over

I just got another email from plain white press. they have re-stocked their inventory, so they should have a new supply in next week for any of you who are interested! :)

I've found these very

I've found these very disappointing. I bought them at a shop in Oxford which is now out of business and I am unable to access help on the website. The elastics which hold the booklets in place have snapped and also the pen holder and the pen broke within weeks. Besides that the months are hard to read and there is no planning space.

If you're keen...

If you're keen to get more elastics join diyplanner and send me a personal message. I could send you a couple of replacements. Although from the rest of your message you're maybe not that keen!

I have two of these and elastics are a potential problem. You could also try the journal shop online or retro 51. I dont use c.over as a planner so the diary doeasn't bother me

Cheers

Superpooky

http://bearsbar.blogspot.com/

I ordered one a couple of

I ordered one a couple of months back and had it delivered to my cousin in London. He came back for Chinese New Year and we met up this afternoon. So I finally received my C.OVER notebook.

The notebook refills are the same size as the cover, and the middle one was sticking out from the other two (probably because the binder portion is concave).

The minute I got home, I took out a spare pack of black Cahiers and replaced the original refills with them. The Cahiers are smaller than the cover, which is what I prefer.

I had quite a difficult time pulling out the binder cords, which I think is a good thing, as it means they'll stay in and not pop out unexpectedly.

The original refills have thinner paper than the Cahiers, and perforated pages from the second half onwards.

I don't like perforated pages in my notebooks, so I'm going over to a favourite notebook shop tomorrow to look for more alternatives.