I signed up for Matrikas’ Second Blogger Outreach Programme titled – “Scribble your Heart Away”. I received this beautiful journal that’s designed specifically for the ‘creative woman’. I received the courier promptly and gleefully unwrapped the thoughtfully and carefully packed journal. Matrikas is a sub-brand of SFA Print.
About SFA Print:
“SRINIVAS GROUP has more than 47 years of experience in printing field. It was founded in 1964 by R.Vivekanandan along with his brothers as a print trading company dealing with print production of labels to textile mills, fireworks and match industry. SFA Print (P) Ltd launched in 2011 , rejuvenated with fresh ideas, strong leadership and visionary direction has carved a niche for itself through commitment to integrity and quality with a perfect symbiosis between the highest parameters of printing technology and creative implementation. The Company has become a leader in the acquisition of the most sophisticated printing presses, finishing and bindery in India. Today, with the cutting-edge technology and equipment, SFA Print (P) Ltd is able to give its national and global clients, products that surpass world class benchmark in quality and style in commercial printing, packaging and Bindery.”
Now the word ‘journal’ has suddenly become fashionable, people across the world are getting bitten by the ‘bullet-journal’ bug. It is essentially listing down your goals and how you go about achieving them with day-to-day / hour-by-hour inputs. Some of these elegantly designed journals go up to Rs 3000 and Rs 4000 in cost. Here we have a lovely Indian company SFA Print that has been a pioneer in the printing and paperworks industry coming out with their wonderful take on ‘journals’ via their sub-brand Matrikas.
See the elegant design the feather embossed in gold in a lovely auspicious red fabric tint cover. Looks fit for a queen!! The printed description within that covers the specifications.
The journal is solidly built and has the perfect mix of durability and elegance. The paper is thick and the ink does not smudge or create and impression on the next page. What I loved most are the pull-out art pages with doodles and designs that offer a wonderful opportunity for an adult to de-stress by colouring. See a couple of art sheets below:
I have always admired lady novelists, be it everyone’s first brush in childhood – Enid Blyton or the Queen of Crime – Agatha Christie or Sivasankari – closer home in Tamil Nadu, I have always felt that women convey both love and pain with much greater honesty and clarity.
Are you an aspiring novelist? Do you love writing poems? Are you keen to begin bullet journalling? Do you love to colour? If you tick all these boxes then you should definitely buy this journal from Matrikas.