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Form & Function with ACME Pens

16 Apr

ACME products on EuropeanPaper.com

ACME pens are functional pieces of pop culture and design that lend inspiration to everyday life. Constant reminders to keep an open mind, ACME’s tasteful and fun pens embody ideas from some of the world’s most groundbreaking design minds.

Foundations

ACME Home & Studio Rollerball Pen on EuropeanPaper.com

ACME Home & Studio Rollerball Pen

ACME Studios is a design company that was founded in 1985 by Adrian Olabuenaga and his wife, Lesley Bailey. The company began when Adrian and Lesley launched a limited edition jewelry collection with Peter Shire, a member of the world-renowned Memphis Design Group.

The Memphis Design Group consisted of 14 designers that had found previous success at the Milan Furniture Fair of 1981 with their post-modernist furniture selection. The jewelry collection release for ACME in 1986 made headlines again for the group, and the series, titled “Memphis Designers for ACME” now resides in the permanent collection of the Groninger Museum in Holland.

Designing Pens

The successful collaboration of design and functionality in jewelry led ACME to the philosophy of integrating design into everyday life. This foundational idea expressed itself in ACME’s men’s accessory collections such as wristwatches, wallets, and leather carrying cases, and ultimately culminated in the perfect niche of fine writing instruments in 1997. Writing utensils were a natural complement to ACME’s ideal of inspiring creativity in daily life, and became a waypoint for the company to collaborate with creatives in every industry.

In recent years, ACME has developed pen-manufacturing technologies allowing designers to have even more of an influence over the shape and feel of their pen, making the process tailored to each designer. ACME’s commitment to design led to such collaborations as with Frank Lloyd Wright, Stefan Sagmiester, and Michael Graves, to name a few. The diversity of artists from a multitude of design backgrounds ensures ACME’s outstanding catalog of unique pens that live up to the collaborator’s standards.

Functionality Persists

Generally speaking, the form/design of ACME pens is what really jumps out at people, but the functionality also speaks for itself. ACME’s rollerball pens write smoothly right out of the box; their ballpoint pens can be converted into fountain pens using ACME’s Fountain Pen Conversion Kit; and they even offer fountain ink cartridges.

Paying further compliment to functionality, co-owner Adrian Olabuenaga recently designed the ACME 4-Function Pen, which is the thinnest 4-function pen in the world. The pen comes equipped with a black ballpoint pen, an orange highlighter, a 0.7 mm lead pencil, and a PDA stylus. The ACME 4-Function Pen is the perfect combination of style and efficiency.

ACME also produced the first biodegradable pen. Launched in 2009, the “Eco Pen” is made from cornstarch, which is 100% biodegradable and will decompose after approximately one year when disposed of properly. *The refill is not biodegradable however, and must be removed first.

Through years of producing innovative products, ACME has found a unique presence in both the design and pen industries that guarantees them a very bright future. We are very excited to bring you the pens that capture a timeless essence in an everyday tool.

Monday Morning Review Round-up

16 Apr

Ink Reviews

East, West, Everywhere: Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrün (Emerald Green) & Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline, Ink of the Year

Seize the David: rohrer and klingner salix

Notebook/Datebook Reviews

Notebook Stories: Moleskine Monday: 3-Piece Diary/Planner Review

Ms. Logica: Notes For My Daily Life Notebook

Pen/Pencil Reviews

Multi-Pen Dimensions: Terzetti Peek-A-Bo Expanding Ballpoint Pen

Peninkcillin: J Herbin glass dip pen review

The Fountain Pens: Visconti Diamond Jubilee and Pelikan M205 Duo Highlighter

A Penchant for Paper: Uni-ball Signo Broad White

Palimpsest: Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen

Gourmet Pens: Retro 51 Green Crocodile Tornado Rollerball Pen

Stamp Reviews

Three William H. Johnson stamp reviews! Your Postal Blog, Pen Thief, and 16 Sparrows.

Our Instagram Photos of the Week

13 Apr

Love notebooks and pens? Hah! Of course we all do. That’s why we joined Instagram earlier this week, so we could share even more notebook and pen love with you! (And to scope out all of your notebook/pen/paper photos, too.)

If you’re on Instagram, leave your username in the comments so we can follow you! In case you don’t have the Instagram app on your phone though, we’ll be sharing our photos here on the blog periodically, of course on Twitter, and occasionally on our Facebook page, too.

1) The three Whitelines notebooks we sent out to winners of our latest giveaway!

Whitelines photo on Instagram @EuroPaper

2) One of our “everything” shelves: Leuchtturm, Whitelines, & Moleskine. #NotebookHeaven

@EuroPaper Instagram Photo

3) Look what we found on a back shelf! #Moleskine Passions Journals! Whatever will we do with them now?

Moleskine Passions Journals Instagram Photo @EuroPaper

How to Put Stationery Leftovers to Good Use

12 Apr

It never fails: You near the end of a box of your favorite stationery only to discover that you’re left with several pages but no envelopes. Or a stack of extra envelopes and no notecards. Throwing out the extras seems wasteful, especially if you love the stationery. So what can you do with your stationery leftovers?

Vision Board

Combine those leftover pieces of stationery with inspiring images torn out of magazines and catalogs. Gather up all your favorite scraps, a big sheet of craft paper, some glue, and markers. Collaging is a great creative outlet and can be done just for fun or with a theme in mind. Identifying a focus for your vision board and putting it down on paper will literally help you envision achieving a specific goal or what you hope for the future.

Kids’ Crafts

Collect all your stationery leftovers in a folder for your kids to use in their arts and crafts. To avoid itty bitty pieces of scrap paper everywhere, challenge them to make something specific. For example, folding envelopes into a bouquet of flowers, create a mail art letter to Grandma, or allow their imaginations to run wild with sculpting a new toy out of paper.

Donate to Schools

Did you know many teachers spend their own money to stock their classrooms with art supplies? Help a teacher while helping local kids be creative. Take your scrap stash or pile of envelopes to an appreciative teacher. If you don’t personally know a teacher, call the elementary school near you and ask for the name of their art teacher. He or she will know exactly how to put those scraps to use!

Journal Makeover

Spice up your Moleskine by taping colorful or printed stationery scraps onto the border of your journal or calendar pages. If you have a large amount of scraps to use, grab a blank journal and start an art-specific journal to house your inspirations and make it your ideal creative outlet. Don’t stop there – use stamps, fun tape, and anything else you’ve got to jazz it up.

Easy DIY Wall Art

If you love the design of your stationery, upcycle it into easy wall art. Simply frame the notecard or page and hang. Depending on the design, you can also cut out portions to frame. Or, trim a single design into thirds, frame each third separately, and hang them together as a group. If you don’t want to shell out for a new frame, use spray mount to adhere the scraps to a piece of posterboard or even construction paper. For the super eco-crafty, super glue scraps of wood or PVC to make your own reclaimed frame.

Mix-and-match

If you have leftover envelopes from one set and stationery from another, try to fold the stationery in a clever way to fit the envelopes. For instance, instead of folding stationery in thirds by width, fold it in thirds lengthwise to fit a narrower envelope. Or if you want to get really creative, try out some basic origami shapes.

Messages

Trim leftovers down to the size of a standard sticky note, or roughly 3 by 3 inches. Place the stack near the telephone, and use them for taking and delivering messages – so much prettier than a dry erase board! Use the same scraps as idea scratch paper or to scrawl a love note that you can slip into your partner’s coat pocket or in between the pages of a book he or she is reading. Adjust the trim size to long and thin, and write inspirational quotes to put on your fridge or bulletin board.

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 Meet the Writer:Maggie Marton is a freelance writer who lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband and their three darling dogs. View more of Maggie’s work at MaggieMarton.com

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Sketching with Stillman & Birn

11 Apr

Shop Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks on EuropeanPaper.com

For artists of all ilk, we’ve got you covered with Stillman & Birn’s premium sketchbooks. Capture your work for years to come on Stillman & Birn’s archival-grade sketchbook paper where you can let your creativity flow in a variety of media.

S&B History

Stillman & Birn Alpha Hardbound Sketchbook (5.5 x 8.5)

Stillman & Birn Alpha Hardbound Sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5

Founded in 1958 by Philip Birn, a preeminent Viennese bookbinder who pioneered the concept of the traditional hardbound sketchbook, Stillman & Birn inspires artists with their focus on high quality sketch paper. Upon cracking open a new Stillman & Birn sketchbook, you’ll instantly feel the difference in the weight and tooth of the paper. Acknowledging the importance of sketchbooks in art history, Stillman & Birn support the evolution of the sketchbook with “true art paper” as they call it, meaning it can withstand multiple erasures, it’s suitable for precision work, and has internal and surface sizing to provide durability.

With both hardbound and spiralbound sketchbooks, Stillman & Birn offers you a platform for expression in either dry or wet media with their sketchbooks. Use colored pencils, ballpoint or rollerball pens, fountain pens with wet ink, watercolor, pencil, and much more.

Sketching in the Present

Stillman & Birn Gamma Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8)

Stillman & Birn Gamma Side Spiralbound Sketchbook 6 x 8

Re-established in December 2010, the new Stillman & Birn organization is led by Birn’s nephew, Michael Kalman and his partner Oscar Hernandez, both with many years of expertise in sketchbook manufacturing. Kalman and Hernandez have revived S&B’s original mantra of “Paper Matters … Feel the Difference!”

Whether you use your sketchbook to jot down ideas and doodles, or for recording your art pieces, Stillman & Birn puts the choice in your hands so you can pick the ideal sketchbook for your art: white or ivory paper, heavy (150 gsm) or extra heavy (270 gsm) weight paper, and the three options of vellum, rough, or plate paper.

Stillman & Birn’s 5 Premium Sketchbook Series:

  • Alpha Series – 100 lb./150 gsm – White – Vellum Surface
  • Beta Series – 180 lb./270 gsm – White – Multi-media Surface
  • Gamma Series – 100 lb./150 gsm – Ivory – Vellum Surface
  • Delta Series – 180 lb./270 gsm – Ivory – Multi-media Surface
  • Epsilon Series – 100 lb./150 gsm – White – Plate Surface (smooth)

Bound in the USA with heavy-duty binder boards that resist warping, each sketchbook stands out as unique and robust – perfect for artists who care about their paper quality. You can always be confident you’ve got the best, when you’ve got a Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

Clearly It’s Clairefontaine

10 Apr

Clairefontaine Brand Story on EuropeanPaper.com

Clairefontaine is a paper manufacturer in a class of its own. Originating in France, their rich history in paper-making led to their focus on quality products and sustainable practices that have made Clairefontaine a universal name in the paper world. Currently the only European paper manufacturer still making their own paper for their own products, Clairefontaine has a unique control over the quality of product as well as the impact their facilities have on the environment. Clairefontaine manufactures all of its products from two mills in Europe, making notebooks and stationery products at the Clairefontaine mill in France, and fine art paper and stationery at the Schut mill in the Netherlands.

Clairefontaine’s Mills History

The Clairefontaine mill was founded in the small commune of Etival-Clairefontaine by Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger. Established in 1858, the mill opened on the site of a paper mill that was built in 1512. Best known for making the first school notebooks in France, the Clairefontaine mill has been manufacturing paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890.

Clairefontaine Classic A4 Side Spiralbound Notebook (8.25 x 11.75)

One of the most popular Clairefontaine notebooks: the Classic A4 Side Spiralbound

The Schut mill in the Netherlands has been operating since the dawn of paper making. Built in 1618, the original De Veentjes mill joined over 170 small paper mills in the Veluwe area of the Netherlands that found success due to the large demand for paper during the Dutch Golden Age. The mill was bought in 1710 by the Schut family, who operated it successfully for nearly three centuries before the mill burned down on May 6, 1895. A modern, steam-powered mill was built on the same spot and was eventually acquired by Papeteries de Clairefontaine in July of 1998. The Schut mill is the last specialty grade producer in the area, but retains its traditional values and dedication to quality.

Unique Environmental Control

Because they make their own paper, Clairefontaine is able to directly control their environmental impact on the surrounding lands. All of the wood pulp used in Clairefontaine paper is purchased from PEFC-certified sustainable forests. The company also has an advanced biological water purification system which removes nearly all of the paper by-product matter in the water so the water can be safely returned to the environment. In fact, people can swim, fish, and boat directly downstream of the Clairefontaine mill on the River Meurthe because the water returned to the river is actually cleaner than when it reached the mill!

What Makes Clairefontaine Paper Extra Special

The clean manufacturing processes at Clairefontaine create an exceptional paper that is loved by people around the world. Though notoriously shiny and white, Clairefontaine paper is absolutely chlorine-free. This is made possible by the use of calcium-carbonate, a mineral that creates the ultra-smooth writing surface that enhances the delight of writing on Clairefontaine paper. The paper is also opaque, meaning you can write on both sides without ink bleeding through.

Clairefontaine Classic Large Top Spiralbound Notepad (5.75 x 8.25)

Another fave of Clairefontaine fans: the Classic Large Top Spiralbound Notepad

All inks used in Clairefontaine products are made from vegetable oil pigments (soybean, corn, linseed oils) rather than mineral ones. This reduces emissions and ensures non-toxic and non-irritating inks. The company is also dedicated to waste reduction. All usable waste is converted into agricultural compost while the package design features returnable containers and bulk packaging. The Clairefontaine mill operates on a dual power generation system that supplies 80% of its own energy needs.

Clairefontaine’s rich history and conscious practices ensure consistent quality and minimal environmental impact, just two of the many reasons that people love writing on Clairefontaine paper. Check out the full selection of Clairefontaine on EuropeanPaper.com where you’ll find Clairefontaine’s Top Staple, Side Staple, Top Spiral, Side Spiral, Hard Cover, and Cloth Bound notebooks and notepads.

Monday Morning Review Round-up

9 Apr

Ink Reviews

East, West, Everywhere: Sailor Jentle Shigure

Pen/Pencil Reviews

Multi Pen Dimensions: Rotring Tikky Rollerpoint EF Liquid Ink Pen

Rhonda Eudaly: The Apen a4 Digital Pen System

The Fountain Pens: Waterman 52 1/2v RHR

Woodclinched: “How to Sharpen a Pencil” reviewed: Flawless marriage of parody and informational writing

A Penchant for Paper: Pentel Aquash Waterbrush

No Pen Intended: Another Look at the Platinum Preppy

Notebook/Datebook Reviews

Modern Vintage Man: Quo Vadis Weekly Planner Review

Economy Pens: April Carnival of Pen, Paper, and Ink

Inkophile: Martha Stewart Home Office Supplies

Earth Day Sketch Contest!

7 Apr

Celebrate Earth Day with European Paper Co. by entering our sketch contest!

Enter our Earth Day Sketch Contest with one sketch / drawing of your choice that you feel embodies Earth Day. It can be literal or abstract, colorful or black & white. We want to see them all!

Scan your sketch or take a photo of it, and email it in a jpeg format to info@europeanpaper.com by April 18, 2012.

Please include your name, valid email address, and any commentary on your sketch you want to include.

The winner will be announced April 21 and will receive the following:

  • Cretacolor Black Box 20pc Drawing Charcoal & Pencil Set
    •  This drawing set includes ten different charcoals. It also includes two Monolith pencils, 6B and 9B, and six Nero pencils, unique drawing tools that combine natural waxes and black chalk to produce a smooth, glossy water-resistant line in rich black. The sleek 7.5×7.5 inch tin also provides an eraser and blender.
  • Stillman & Birn Delta Series Spiralbound Sketchbook (7 x 7 in.)
    • With 180 lb (270 gsm) extra heavy weight ivory paper.

*By submitting your photo, you confirm you own the rights to it, it is of your own work, and you give us permission to use it on our website or in any marketing material for European Paper Company.

 

Friday Blogger Tuck-ins

6 Apr

1 –>  Economy Pens: April Carnival of Pen, Paper, and Ink

2 –> Because I Really Felt It: Mobile Letter

3 –> Paperblanks: How to Spot High-Quality Paper

4 –> Leigh Reyes: Pen People Ethnography

5 –> Wired: Rite in the Rain: A Weather-Proof Paper Notebook Full of Badass

6 –> PenInkCillin: 3 dollar nib flossing tool

7 –> Well Appointed Desk: Travel Week: Flying With Fountain Pens

8 –> Your Postal Blog: Service With a Smile

9 –> Inkophile: Fountain Pen Nibs – It’s All Relative

Whitelines Giveaway Winners

6 Apr

Early this week we offered up three Whitelines notebooks to bloggers interested in doing a reviews on them. And the three bloggers picked at random to receive Whitelines notebooks are … (drumroll please …)

Tracy at CrazySuburbanMom.com
Jane at JaneMonkStudio.com
Carolee at GoodMailDay.com

Tracy vouched for the Whitelines Side Spiralbound, but both Jane and Carolee were interested in the Whitelines Hard Cover so … let’s get ready to rummmmmbllllle!  Or we could just say between Jane & Carolee, whoever comments on this post first to smack down their dibs on the hard cover, gets it! (And thus, the other will receive the Whitelines Perfect Bound notebook – not a bad consolation prize, if you ask us.)

The available Whitelines notebooks are:

  1. Whitelines Side Spiralbound A5 Notebook – White / Squared [going to Tracy]
  2. Whitelines Perfect Bound A5 Notebook – White / Lined
  3. Whitelines Hard Cover A5 Notebook – Black / Squared
SpiralboundPerfect BoundHard Cover

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and spread the word! We’ve got loads more giveaways, articles, tips & tricks, etc. on the way, so check back frequently. To keep in the loop, follow us on Twitterlike us on Facebook, subscribe to our RSS feed, and/or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

If you have any ideas or feedback, definitely let us know in a comment on this blog, or you can email us at info@europeanpaper.com!

 

How to Write: Sympathy Notes

5 Apr

Sympathy Notes really get a lot of scrutiny from the recipient. The words inside a sympathy note carry a lot of weight; it’s like they are magnified. These notes are sent when someone we know and care about has experienced pain. The pain of loss. Whether that is the loss of a parent, a pet or otherwise, loss is still loss. It is feeling empty when before you were whole.

What words are ever appropriate at a time like that, right? I don’t know about you, but every time I sit down to write one of these notes, I always think that there are really no words that exist that will actually bring comfort.

And then I remember, that statement is true. A sympathy note is not actually intended to make the situation better because it really can’t make the situation better. Instead, a sympathy note is a way to say ‘Hi, I’m here, and I’m thinking of you.’ It’s a reminder that the recipient has many people in his or her life to help fill in that empty spot.

There are lots of things you can say in a sympathy note, most of which are probably fine. However, there are a few things you should avoid saying in a sympathy note and I’ll tell you why.

Just Call

“If there’s anything I can do, let me know,” or “If there’s anything I can do, just call.”

Those are both very nice sentiments and anyone who says them means well. However, what you are really saying is: “I’ll help, but you have to call me first.” When someone is grieving, the last thing they need is another ball in their court, so to speak. And honestly, they’re not going to call. It’s better to say something like “I’m going to call you next week to check on you” or “I’m going to email you next week to check in with you, in case you need anything.”

When I discovered this tip, I was a little shocked. I said this all the time to people. I’d even post it on Facebook. And I was not the only one. Someone might post that they were sick, and there’d be eight Facebook comments of people saying “If you need something, just call!” It’s just another way of not really saying anything at all.

A Better Place

“They’re better off now,” or “They’re happy now,” or even “They’re in a better place.”

Even if the person you are writing to has said one of the above statements to you, it’s still best not to say it yourself. Honestly, maybe they’re not better off. Perhaps things happened you’re not aware of. The issue with this statement is that it’s not really a comfort to the person that was left behind. The person who died is still dead. They’re still dead whether they’re better off or not. And, the person receiving your sympathy note is probably not better off, definitely not happy now, and likely not in a better place. How can a dead person be better off than the living person you are writing to?

“I Understand”

Be careful when you say you understand or you know how the person feels (particularly when you’ve never been through the same situation). Let me give you an example. When a friend loses a parent, I will usually include a statement like this:

“While I can’t understand what it’s like to lose a parent, I can understand what it’s like to be loved by a parent. I know how much your father loved you. I remember in high school how he’d pick us up after track practice and he’d always kiss you on your cheek, give you a hug, and ask you how your day was when we’d get in the car. I vividly remember how much love your Dad had for you.”

Everything I said was completely and totally true. I didn’t say I knew or I understood when I really don’t know and I really don’t understand. Plus, I was positive. I wasn’t talking about death, I was talking about life.  Be considerate of this when you sit down to write a sympathy note.

Take the Time

Most anything written in a sympathy note has good intentions behind it. However, if you are going to take the time to write one, really pay attention to what you are saying versus what you are meaning. They can be different. If you want to actually do something for the bereaved, say what it is and commit to it. Don’t put anything back on the bereaved. Don’t comment on where the deceased has gone or how the deceased may be doing. Focus on the person you are writing to, the person who is still alive and dealing with the aftermath.

Death is a funny thing. It happens to all of us, and will happen to everyone we know. Yet, many of us struggle with how to act or what to say when it happens. If you stay positive and commit to doing something for the bereaved you’ll stand a better chance of sending a note that is meaningful, memorable and a true comfort.

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Meet the Writer: Cole Imperi is a business owner and a proponent of the handwritten word. When not at Doth Brands, a Branding & Identity firm catering to the health, wellness & deathcare professions where Cole works as Owner and Creative Director, you might find her on her yoga mat teaching yoga or behind a laptop writing for Simplicity Embellished, a letter-writing and lifestyle blog.

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Be Eco with Rite in the Rain

4 Apr

Rite in the Rain on EuropeanPaper.com

Rite in the Rain, a company focused on creating “outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people,” was founded in the 1920’s by Jerry L. Darling. Designed to address the needs of logging industry workers in the Pacific Northwest, the new paper technology Darling invented soon became popular for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the United States. The water-based coating technology of Rite in the Rain paper makes writing possible in the most drastic of weather conditions: rain, snow, sleet, extreme humidity … even underwater! The ultra-durable protective notebooks have found a home in the hands of mountaineers, river guides, military personnel, outdoor research scientists, boy scouts, world travelers, and weekend warriors (just to name a few).

The Early Days

In the early days, Rite in the Rain’s paper coating process was done by hand in Tacoma,Washington. J.L. Darling would spend the early morning dipping paper in a secret solution, and leave it hanging from a hook while he went fishing for the day. After the paper had dried, J.L. would make a diagonal cut in the opposite corner of the hook where the solution had built up. This created the hole-punch and diagonal corner that made early Rite in the Rain paper identifiable.

When enough paper was finished, J.L.’s wife Mary would gather it together and hand-sew a binding to complete the notebook. By the time the Silver family took over Rite in the Rain in the late 1950’s, the process had become much more efficient. The distinct markings on the paper faded with the emergence of better technologies, but the focus on hand-made quality and a love for the outdoors would always remain.

Present Day Environmentalists

Rite in the Rain Pocket Soft Cover Universal Notebook (3.5 x 5) (Set of 3)

Rite in the Rain Pocket Soft Cover Universal Notebook in new colors!

Current owners Todd and Scott Silver were brought on board in 1994, but grew up with Rite in the Rain. Their dad, Lloyd Silver was the third employee of the J.L. Darling Company. As outdoors enthusiasts with backgrounds in environmental science, the Silver brothers are dedicated to running an environmentally sustainable business, which is reflected by the incredibly efficient manufacturing processes at Rite in the Rain that include:

  • The proprietary coating that makes RITR’s paper so special is made from water, not oil, and emits steam instead of harmful greenhouse gases.
  • Printing is done with 100% soy-based inks. Vegetable-based inks such as soy have proved to be more sustainable than petroleum-based inks because they require less energy during the agricultural process and are easier to remove during paper recycling. You can read more about vegetable-based inks in our eco-glossary.
  • Even with their waterproof coating, Rite in the Rain’s paper is completely recyclable just like standard office paper.
  • Notebook covers are made from post-consumer plastics such as milk and shampoo bottles.
  • Mill cut-offs are recycled back into the paper manufacturing process.
  • All printing plates and processing liquids are recycled after use.
  • Use of only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified sustainable paper resources.

Everything is designed with the environment in mind, which pays compliment to the integrity of a company whose products stem from a love and respect for the outdoors.

One of a Kind

Rite in the Rain Extra Large Side Spiral Bound Notebook (8.5 x 11)

Rite in the Rain Extra Large Side Spiral Bound Notebook

Rite in the Rain’s one-of-a-kind notebooks come in a multitude of sizes, bindings, and page layouts, making them a versatile all-weather notebook for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts alike. The notebooks come in soft or hard cover, with sizes from Pocket (3.5 x 5 inches) to Extra-Large (8.5 x 11 inches), and vary between spiral, hard, and perfect bound covers. The page styling offers three different formats: universal, ruled, or plain, to suit your occupational needs or personal preference.

The notebooks also come with a space to fill in personal information in case of loss. This includes the name and description of your project and a blank table of contents that will aid in organizing your research or sketches. The waterproof cover and pages mean no tearing, smudging, or bleeding. Dive into any adventure with Rite in the Rain and never worry about losing another idea.