I have been using this journal at work.
It is a brown faux leather 8×10 with 256 lined ivory pages. It is manufactured by Eccolo, and distributed by Eccolo LTD, Brooklyn, NY. It is sized nominally 20 x 25 centimeters / 8 x 10 inches on the outside and 19 x 24.5 centimeters / 7 ½ x 9 ½ inches on the inside.
I got it at office Depot for $13.99 plus tax. That is pricey, considering one could buy a common, 100 page, composition book for 99 cents plus tax. Why would you select this notebook?
Looks would suggest that it is higher quality than a lab notebook or composition book.
The writing surface is a little more matte compared to a composition book. The pages are less bright shiny white, more of an eggshell or ivory. It is more pleasant to write on than the school paper.
I prefer the binding to lay flat, like a spiral notebook when taking notes. I dislike fighting with the binding to keep the book open or flat. I will not buy another one of these.
I used some different writing instruments to show what they look like. The paper works well for pencil writing, which is what I do most.