is anyone finding circa/rolla a bit hard to use? as in, the pages wont turn?

I was at staples, and flipped through the one notebook they had, and i loved it; what was why i really wanted to buy a starter pack a while ago. But then i went to a different store with a rolla diary, patent number on disks and everything, and the pages of that WOULD NOT TURN!
it had some thicker paper folders, but was not full enough that that would effect mobility.
Is anyone having such a problem, or any problem with circa?
(im still using my 3-hole-punch/slit/home depot rubber rings combo, it works great for me, esp since i keep things inside folders (folders on rings, papers on rings and inside folders))

Syndicate content

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.



If the discs are frosted metallic, that affects page-turning because they seem to coat regular discs with an extra layer to get that effect and that makes the fit tighter. Also we have determined that the desk punch punches a slightly smaller hole than some of the industrial models, so lots of paper punched at home may be more difficult to turn than a pre-punched stack of paper..

It may also be a problem with quality control in the industrial process. If you have a punch at home, you may be able to re-punch the paper to clean it up..


No problems with Circa, but

No problems with Circa, but I've had the same problem with the Rolla notebooks I have. The finish of the Rolla disks isn't great, and the raised numbers/letters (and probably the quality of the paper in the notebook) lead to the pages binding.

I would never have purchased any Circa products if my first experinece was with Rolla. The stuff made by Levenger is much higher quality.

i think its the luck of the

i think its the luck of the draw. i have Myndology, Circa and Staples Rolla ... all three work very smoothly :)

--> my blog <--

The way it seemed to me, the

The way it seemed to me, the old Staple Rolla notebooks with the stamps on the disks I saw before are hard to turn. After they were withdrawn and replaced with the notebooks with the shiny disks with no stamps, the pages are much easier to turn now.
However, the old covers were of higher quality than the new rubberized covers.

Either way, they are a very cheap way to try out the Rolla/circa system before plunking in serious money.

I have no major problems,

I have no major problems, but as mentioned above, the "Rollabind" stamped discs do seem to be a tad harder to turn. The Circa discs seem to turn a little easier for me.

But it's no worse (in fact, it's not nearly as bad) than fighting with a spiral bound notebook with squished spirals. I'd much rather fight a little (a very little) with my discs than a lot with a squished spiral.