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Left Handers & an Erasable Notebook: Yes or No?

on July 22, 2021

An Erasable Notebook if you are left-handed… 

How convenient is that?

We are often asked whether MOYU is something for left-handers. Am I not smearing the ink immediately as a left-hander? Does such an erasable notebook even work for left-handers? What do I do if it doesn't work for me?

In this article we will answer these and other questions! 


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“I am left-handed. Am I not making a mess of it?”

Yes, you absolutely can! Let's be honest about that. Frixion ink in combination with stone paper simply needs more time to dry than regular ink, or Frixion ink in combination with pulp paper. So as a left-hander it is possible Which you're going to run into it.

However, the answer can also be 'no'. It depends on a number of things:

1. How and where do you place your hand?

You can imagine that you will erase the ink more quickly if you place your hand in the 'middle' of your writing area. The more you move your hand to the right, the more likely you are to touch and smear the ink.

However, if you place your hand a little higher (above the writing area) or lower (below the writing area), this problem is quickly solved. So it just depends on what you like writing and whether you are flexible about it, or whether you do not want or cannot change the placement of your hand. 

2. How do you hold your pen?

If you like to hold your pen close to the tip, you're more likely to touch the ink with your fingers, thus smearing it. But if you grab the pen a little higher, you won't have any problems with that. 


3. How do you write? 

Everyone writes in a different way. Fast, slow, big, small, etcetera. This also plays a part.


4. Which product do you use?

A notebook in A5 or A4 format has more and longer lines than, for example, an A6 format notebook or a small memo sheet. Chances are you won't have any issues with smearing here, as you'll soon be sliding your hand and pen back down for a new line, task, or note. 

Our other erasable writing articles are therefore ideal for discovering whether stone paper is for you as a left-hander! The step to an erasable notebook is also easier to make if you can try a cheaper and smaller item first. Then you know for sure if it works for you.


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What are the experiences of other left-handed MOYU users? 

The experiences are really very different. You can see the reviews of our customers for every product in the shop, at the bottom of the page. We have put down a number of reviews here from customers who are left-handed. 

I can not live without!

Because I am left-handed, I initially doubted whether I was doing the right thing in purchasing this book. The beautiful story and the prevention of paper waste convinced me. The drying time of the ink is a bit long, but luckily you soon get used to it. So no smeared ink with me either ;-) - a big plus. I am very happy with the notebook; no more wasted paper due to my countless to-do lists, and it's just very nice and handy to take with you. I can not live without! – Marloes, 21/01/21 

Very nice notebook

As a left-hander, I honestly had my doubts, but of all the erasable notebooks out there, this is the best. Obviously I have to make a small adjustment in how I hold the pen, but it's doable. In my opinion, the ink also dries a bit faster than other brands. The booklet is nice and sturdy and the layout fits perfectly with my needs for daily use (home & work). Personally, I would not have needed a weekly planner, because I use a digital agenda. I'm hooked, and have already recommended the book to others! :) – Mariska, 08/05/21 

The new shopping

So far I mainly use the shopping list. Due to the strength of the paper, it will last without creasing. Nice to be so environmentally friendly. However, one but: I'm left-handed, so I have to be very careful about ink stains on the paper. Is there anything that can be done about it? – Leo, 20/07/200

This is of course just a selection of the reviews! 

In Leo's latest review, you can read the question: 'I'm left-handed, so I have to watch out for ink stains on the paper.
Is there anything that can be done about it?’. 

At the moment we cannot change the drying time of the Frixion ink. As soon as it can be shorter, for example by switching to another brand, we will do that immediately. Or if something can be changed about the stone paper, so that the ink dries faster, we will implement that as soon as possible.

Until then, it mainly depends on how you write and whether you are willing to hold your pen a little differently or to place your hand higher/lower than you are used to. 

Can I try your erasable notebooks first? 

You can always use a notebook or other article 30 days trial and possibly return at your own expense. You will then receive the purchase amount back, but you are responsible for the shipping costs. We do this to prevent impulse purchases and abuse of the return policy (which unfortunately happened in the past). 

You can also view our MOYU booklets in one of the physical stores where we are located! on this page you can check on the map if and where we can be found near you :-)


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What if it doesn't work for me as a left-hander?

As we wrote above, you can return your product up to 30 days after purchase. The shipping costs are then for own account

Of course you can also choose to download the booklet gift to do to someone else! There will probably be a friend, colleague, brother or sister who can make you happy with it. 

If you really don't want the booklet and you can't give it away, we ask you to return it (at our expense). return. We collect old, used or damaged booklets/articles and keep them in our distribution center until there is a stone paper factory in (Western) Europe. 

As soon as it is there, we can completely use the stone paper again to recycle. At present, it is only in the stone paper factory in Taiwan. We prefer not to send our products that way, because that would cause an additional negative impact on the environment (due to the transport process). We prefer not to, so we keep the booklets in the Netherlands. 




More than just erasable notebooks

Maybe an erasable notebook is not nice for you as a left-hander in the end, but another erasable article is! For example, the smaller A6-sized notebooks, the monthly planner or a set of shopping lists. 

In our shop can be found under the category Productivity Tools various erasable writing articles in all shapes and sizes. Are you, as a left-hander, not yet convinced of erasable stone paper? Try out a smaller sized article first, so you can experience it for yourself! 

MOYU Memo Blaadjes
 MOYU To Do List A4

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