19 September 2018

Web Finds - 19 September 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Pocket Rings | A Quick Comparison - John Rush
  2. Filofax Finsbury Personal Size Rings - Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  3. Van Der Spek Senior (A6) Unboxing + small haul - Bri_utiful Life
  4. Planner Setup Van Der Spek Parme - jenxoplans
  5. Personal-Size Clear Planner setup! - Planning for Busy Moms
  6. Planner Change? Pocket Ring Planner to Jibun Techo? - seemownay
  7. Filofax Pocket Malden Flip - Shavonne Smith
  8. Guess who's back? - Maryanne Moll
  9. How I Plan For Emergencies - 3 Things You Didn't Know! Free Emergency Checklist - Tonya Plans
  10. Functional Planning: New Dashboards and Subsections To Be More Productive - PlanningWithHelen
  11. Gillio A6 Compagna vs VDS Un-Widen Senior (A6 Ring Planners) - Katherine Shu
  12. Faux Gillio Aliexpress personal rings planner unboxing - Faux Naturel
  13. Removing Rings from a Filofax Original - planning_jani
  14. Filofax Love - Tahiarah Maj Gettis
  15. Filofax Wochendeko KW 36 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  16. DIY Fall Planner Dividers (Filofax) - eat.run.plan.repeat
  17. September update Filofax Malden antique rose personal - Diem Ai
  18. 20 FRAGEN RUND UM DEN FILOFAX | TAG - eingerahmt
  19. Plan with me week 5 Filofax Malden personal vintage pink - Diem Ai
  20. My Filofax Pocket Malden in purple used as a wallet - Hey Mr. Charlie
  21. Jibun Techo Mockup in Filofax Classic Croc Pocket Planner Set Up - Functional Planning - Katherine Shu
  22. Wochendeko KW 38 - Filofax Original Navy - Timelapse - Nixxes
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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18 September 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 398

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

17 September 2018

B6 size ring bound organisers.

We are all familiar with Personal size organisers with their page size of 171mm x 95mm, it doesn't really match any of the ISO page sizes. It is a size of its own that has existed for about 100 years, so it is a standard in its own right really.

Deskfax organisers use paper that is B5 in size (250mm x 176mm) The B series of page sizes are a geometric mean of the A series page sizes, so for example B5 is between A4 and A5 in size. The page proportions are the same 1:1.4142 or the 1:√2.

As A5 is twice the size of A6, so B5 is twice the size of B6. Therefore B6 size paper is 176mm by 125mm.

It is a similar height to Personal size, but 30mm wider. This photograph shows the difference between A5, B6, A6, Personal size and Pocket size.

The B6 size has become very popular in the Travellers Notebook community. There are many covers made for the B6 size inserts and booklets. A few people have taken their personal size ring bound organisers, removed the rings and they will then take B6 size inserts.

What about B6 size ring bound organisers? So far I've not come across any from any of the 'regular' suppliers, but I would love you to prove me wrong!

However, there is the Van der Spek Custom range. Standard (personal size) can be specified with 13mm, 25mm or 30mm rings. All of these sizes can optionally be 'widened' in 1mm steps up to 30mm as an optional extra. 30 mm is the difference between Personal (95mm width) and B6 (125mm width).

So there is at least one supplier, are there others, please let us know in the comments please.

What about inserts? Well you will find plenty of downloads being sold on ETSY for Travellers Notebooks, but given that B6 is an ISO size, then the Philofaxy Diary Inserts can easily be scaled to print on B6 size paper.

When using the our A4 size inserts to print they need to be scaled using the following scaling factors:

  • Printing on A5 paper you need to scale the print to 71%
  • Printing on B5 size (Deskfax) paper the scale factor is 84% 
  • Printing on B6 size paper the scale factor is 59%

Before closing this post I should also mention some other variations of Personal size that you will come across.
  • The original version of the six ring Deskfax - 171mm tall by 180mm wide.
  • Franklin Covey Compact - 171.5mm x 108mm (6.75 x 4.25 inches)
  • Personal 'Wide' - 171mm x 121mm (6.75 x 4.75 inches) 
  • HBxWA5 - 171mm x 148mm wide - Personal size high, by A5 width. 
The Personal Wide an 'invention' of some of the new ring bound organiser makers such as Foxy Fix and others, it is very close to B6 size, but not exactly B6.

Naturally you should observe the usual caution when buying organisers or inserts that are labelled as A6, B6 etc they are often regular Personal size and not A6 or B6 at all! 

Would you try out a B6 organiser if one was available at an affordable price?

I would like to thank the members of the Traveler's Notebook Forum group for their help in researching this post.

16 September 2018

Silent Sunday

Filofax Sandhurst Pocket

It also has a full width back pocket (not visible in this photo) 16mm rings