Filofax has a fairly new notebook with movable pages. The system is similar to Arc (from Staples) and Circa (from Levinger). It is more compact as it has something like a spiral binding rather than large discs.
I really like being able to move pages around. Ring binders are cheap and easy to find. But they are thicker than I want. Disc binding systems (Arc & Circa) are better but the discs do get in the way. The Filofax is very sleek and slim. It lies flat and folds over nicely. Ring binders don’t fold and only some of the Circas do.
The Filofax notebooks come in 2 sizes and 7 colors. Pocket is 144mm x 105mm (5.67 x 4.13 inches). The A5 is 214mm x 161mm (8.43 x 6.34 inches).
As it comes, wrapped in plastic.
Several pages of sample paper are included. The choices are lined, grid and blank.
The package includes colored dividers, one of which has a pocket. Also included is a bookmark/ruler.
It has a notch to hold the strap in place.
Here is the test. I have both Arc and Levinger punches. Both match the Filofax exactly, punched at the Junior mark. This is a half sheet of standard 8.5 x 11 inche paper. One small problem: the paper is just a tiny bit too large… about 1/8 inch. I can either purchase refills or just punch my own if I don’t mind a tiny bit of overhang. At left is the sheet I punched to add.
Here is a close up of the overhang:
I had previously discovered that similarly sized Week-at-a-Glance calendar/planner pages work, too. They have holes for 7 ring binder but can be punched with the Arc/Levinger punch and fit right it…. also with the small overhang.
I’m going to just deal with the overhang and see how it works. I have a few pieces of watercolor paper in a the folder, 3 months of weekly calendar, and pages for notes.