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Planner Wishlist

Hi guys -

I'm a letterpress printer from Baltimore. As a "promotional" item (more like side-project fun) I want to create a planner for next year. Being an avid reader of 43folders, i figured it would be a good place to start bouncing around some ideas.

This is what I've got so far.

For each section (month) there will be the following
[INDENT]Overview Calendar of the entire month
4 Week Calendars for slightly more granular planning
day planner for the details.

Right now the idea is for this to be a soft cover like the cahiers, but with a deeper pocket in the back like the reporter or other hardcover journals. Inside would be a booklet of perforated index cards, to be used as necessary.

Some things that I'm keeping in mind while doing research are paper quality and the ability to lay flat, two things that people really seem to like about the moleskins. I'm also looking at rhodia as inspiration, as I use those a lot too.

So, what items have you added to your base notebook, notecard, etc setup that you think is really useful? any feedback would be greatly appreciated.



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