LIFE Co., Ltd. is known worldwide for its high quality paper and bindings. All products are thoughtfully made in Japan. The Vermilion notebook is a simple yet high-quality notebook, both inside and out. As you open it, the unique vermilion-colored 5 mm grid pattern catches your attention. It is printed on 32 sheets of smooth, cream-colored paper that are easy on the eyes. This high-quality paper is resistant to feathering and bleed-through, and is also acid-free to preserve your writings for many years. Ingrained in the paper is the traditional lattice work pattern of closely-spaced horizontal lines and widely-spaced vertical lines, most visible when holding the paper up to the light. The thick tan paper cover has an antique look, featuring a border pattern and information printed in muted blue and red.