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Moleskine Faves: Father’s Day Collection

12 Jun

Moleskine Father's Day Collection on EuropeanPaper.com

Simple, yet effective to put that smile on his face!

1) Moleskine Classic Pocket Ruled Notebook (3.5 x 5.5)

2) Moleskine Metal Rollerball Pen

3) Moleskine Utility Bag (on sale at $125)

4) Moleskine Passions Beer Journal (5 x 8.25)

Or shop all Moleskine products HERE

Stillman & Birn Art Journal Giveaway Winners!

11 Jun

We were absolutely THRILLED at the response all last week to the Stillman & Birn Art Journal Giveaway. We picked three random winners, one from each of the following entry possibilities: Blog comment, Twitter response, Instagram art picture. And the three art journal winners are [drumroll please] …

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Stillman & Birn Alpha Side Spiralbound Sketchbook

[Dry & Light Washes; Vellum Finish; Natural White; 150 gsm Paper]

Blog Comment Winner: Leslie Herger

Stillman & Birn Alpha Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8) on EuropeanPaper.com

Stillman & Birn Alpha Side Spiralbound Sketchbook on EuropeanPaper.com

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Stillman & Birn Beta Side Spiralbound Sketchbook

[Ideal for Multi-media; Rough Paper Surface; Natural White; 270 gsm Paper]

Instagram Winner: Dante O. of @BlackMarketArts

 

Stillman & Birn Beta Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8) on EuropeanPaper.com

Stillman & Birn Beta Side Spiralbound Sketchbook on EuropeanPaper.com

 

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Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook

[Pen & Ink Drawings; Plate Finish; Natural White; 150 gsm Paper]

Twitter Winner: @HDoug

Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8) on EuropeanPaper.com

Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook on EuropeanPaper.com

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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!

NEW Colors of Conklin’s Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen

8 Jun

Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pens on EuropeanPaper.com

The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Fountain Pen is an exact replica of the original Conklin Pen Company crescent filler used and promoted by Mark Twain. The Conklin Pen Company was established in 1898 and is regarded as one of the most innovative manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens. In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, began his relationship with The Conklin Pen Company, the great American pen manufacturer. As a spokesman for Conklin, Twain advertised and promoted the famous Conklin Crescent Filler.

We’ve got two new colors of this classic fountain pen, and while they both have the flexible rubber sac as an internal ink reservoir plus the two-toned stainless steel nib with the well-known crescent shaped breathing hole, they definitely have distinct characteristics.

The commanding hue of the Conklin Orange Crescent Fountain Pen is also made from cellulose acetate and the barrel is engraved with the famous Conklin logo. However, the orange version is accented with a yellow-gold plated clip, cap band, and crescent.

The classy Conklin Black Chase Crescent Fountain Pen is made from cellulose acetate with a subtle pattern over the whole body and cap. The Black Chase version is different from the other colored Conklin Crescent Fountain Pens as it is accented with a rose-gold plated clip, cap band, and crescent (rather than yellow gold).

Both Conklin Crescent Fountain Pens are beautiful writing instruments for fountain pen enthusiasts of all types, including obviously Mark Twain.  He even expressed his love for this special fountain pen in a series of advertisements when he stated, “I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I can not mislay even by art or intention. Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it cannot roll off the desk.”

 

Calling all Bloggers! Want to Guest Post With Us?

7 Jun

Ever wanted to write a guest post, but too shy to ask? Here’s a little prodding then – email leah@europeanpaper.com with a short introduction of yourself and perhaps what you’d like to write about (if you already have ideas). If you have your own blog, include the link!

Anyone enthusiastic about pens, notebooks, stationery, and paper products in general is encouraged to get in touch with us! We can’t wait to hear from you …

Get Prepped (and Psyched) with Rhodia’s Academic Planners (2012-13)

6 Jun

Dear Diary,

I’m so excited to get this planner and get organized. I didn’t get a planner in January and am excited for a fresh new start in August; ready for a great rest of the year!

xoxo, EPC

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Pocket Weekly Planner (4 x 6) on EuropeanPaper.com

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Pocket Weekly Planner 4 x 6 in. on EuropeanPaper.com

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Dated August 2012 to July 2013, Rhodia’s Academic Weekly Planner is the perfect go-to datebook for paper-loving students and professionals. The sewn binding allows the Rhodia WebPlanner to lay flat when open, and the matching elastic closure keeps any loose notes tucked inside when closed.

Printed in crisp grey and orange, the Rhodia 2012-13 Pocket Weekly Planner has the week (Monday through Saturday) on the left, and a large grid area for notes (plus Sunday) on the right. The Large Weekly Planner is slightly different as it has the whole week (Monday through Sunday) on the left, and a whole grid page on the right for notes.

See your plans clearly on the white, 90 gsm, acid-free paper and easily go to the week in progress using the tear-off corners.  Keep track of your essentials with the classy Rhodia 2012-2013 Academic Weekly Planner! See all our Academic Planners on EPC here!

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Large Weekly Planner (6.25 x 9.5) on EuropeanPaper.com

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Large Weekly Planner 6.25 x 9.5 in. on EuropeanPaper.com

GIVEAWAY: Let Your Creativity Flow with Stillman & Birn Art Journals! [Closed]

5 Jun

We’ve got three fabulous Stillman & Birn art journals to give away to our loyal followers! (Please read through all the contest details at the bottom of this post before entering!)

Each sketchbook is 6 by 8 inches with pH neutral paper. They vary in their paper weight and purpose, but each has internal and surface sizing that provides exceptional wet strength, and is compatible with precision erasing techniques. Best of all, the heavy-duty binder boards are incredibly tough and will protect your sketches, paintings, and more while resisting warpage. If you’re looking for the best in sketchbooks, look no further than Stillman & Birn!

And the three art journals to give away are …

Stillman & Birn Alpha Side Spiralbound Sketchbook
  • Media: Dry & Light Washes
  • Vellum Finish
  • Natural White
  • 150 gsm (100 lb) Paper
Stillman & Birn Alpha Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8) on EuropeanPaper.com

Stillman & Birn Alpha Side Spiralbound Sketchbook on EuropeanPaper.com

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Stillman & Birn Beta Side Spiralbound Sketchbook
  • Ideal for Multi-media Renderings
  • Rough Paper Surface
  • Natural White
  • 270 gsm (180 lb) Paper
Stillman & Birn Beta Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8) on EuropeanPaper.com

Stillman & Birn Beta Side Spiralbound Sketchbook on EuropeanPaper.com

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Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook
  • Best for Pen & Ink Drawings
  • Plate Finish
  • Natural White
  • 150 gsm (100 lb) Paper
Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook (6 x 8) on EuropeanPaper.com

Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook on EuropeanPaper.com

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Contest Details:

  • This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
  • Entry deadline is Friday, June 8, 2012 at noon MST.
  • Three random winners will be selected and announced on Monday, June 11, 2012 at noon MST.
  • You have three chances to enter (see details below).

How to Enter:

  • Comment on this blog post and tell us which sketchbook you prefer and what you would do with it!
  • Tweet the following: @StillmanandBirn art journal #giveaway on @EuroPaper’s blog! http://wp.me/p2cRT5-Nu
  • Snap a pic of some of your artwork (finished or in process) on Instagram and tag it with the following when you upload it: @StillmanandBirn art journal #giveaway on @EuroPaper’s blog! http://wp.me/p2cRT5-Nu

Monday Morning Review Round-up

4 Jun

Ink Reviews

Tyler Dahl: J. Herbin Cacao du Bresil

Notebook/Planner Reviews

PaperLoveStory: Filofax Domino deep pink review

Kate’s Place: Leuchtturm1917 Diary

Comfortable Shoes Studio: Canson Classic Cream Drawing Paper

Plannerisms: 2013 Moleskine Passions Family Life planner & 2013 Moleskine Star Wars planners

Life Imitates Doodles: Review of the Stillman & Birn Delta Series Sketchbook-Day 1, Day 2Day 3, & Day 4

On & Off the Page: Stencils, Journaling & the Emotional Landscape

Pen/Pencil Reviews

East, West, Everywhere: Staedtler Wopex HB Pencil & Kaweco Liliput EF

Economy Pens: Pilot G-2 .5 Purple

No Pen Intended: Cross Spire Titian Red Lacquer Fountain Pen

FPGeeks: TWSBI Diamond Vac700

Top 5 Places to Keep a Notebook for Moments of Inspiration

1 Jun

Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook (5 x 8.25) on EuropeanPaper.com

Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook on EuropeanPaper.com

Bedside – The Classic Location

The bedside table is an obvious location for many, but its importance just can’t be overlooked. Leaving a notebook at your bedside is perfect to remind you to write and reflect at the end of every day. Record late-night thoughts, sketches, plans for the week, overall goals, or love letters in a Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook to hold your deepest thoughts in one place.

Coffee Table – Community Notebook

A notebook on the coffee table can be a reminder to write instead of (or during) watching TV. It is also the perfect place to leave a notebook that everyone can write in. Leave reminders, messages, and respond to the media, or write down quotes of friends and about the good times you’ve had! The Paperblanks Saddleworn Small Wrap Journal is a good option because it is sturdy, plus a great decorative item. Encourage guests to pick it up, look at it, and write in it as a memento. It also has a back pocket where you can store photos and other memorabilia.

Leuchtturm1917 Pocket Soft Cover Plain Notebook (3.5 x 6) on EuropeanPaper.com

Leuchtturm1917 Pocket Soft Cover Plain Notebook on EuropeanPaper.com

In Your Pocket – Journalist Style

The pocket notebook is common among journalists and other professionals on-the-go, but is really useful to artists, writers, and designers of all kinds. Once you get used to it, you’ll start to notice ideas everywhere and jot them down in the moment (instead of trying to recollect it all at the end of the day). A Leuchtturm1917 Pocket Soft Cover Plain Notebook is perfect as it’s not too bulky and you can jot down notes or doodle with the complete freedom of the plain pages. Keep track of ideas, reminders, phone numbers, spending, schedules, and to-do lists in one convenient book that’s always with you!

Shampoo Shelf – Spontaneous Thought

Many ideas come in times of meandering thought. The shower is a perfect example. Usually, we shower first thing after waking up in the morning or for others, after a long day to wash off the daily stress. When your mind is turning on or off, anticipating or reflecting on the day, ideas flow freely without the confines of the hourly schedule. This is the perfect random-idea-generating time so don’t miss out – record lyrics, article ideas, and reminders with a Rite in the Rain Soft Cover Universal Notebook and All-Weather Pen in the shower … because you can!

Rhodia Premium Staplebound No. 16 Notepad (6 x 8.25) on EuropeanPaper.com

Rhodia Premium Staplebound No. 16 Notepad on EuropeanPaper.com

Glove Box – On the Road

It is important to always have a notebook when traveling, and a lot of us get to new places (physically and mentally) by driving. Keep a Rhodia Premium Staplebound No. 16 Notepad in your car and you’ll always have something to write in. Important for remembering random ideas on the road, it will also assure that you have a place to write down directions, keep a travel log, review restaurants, or keep a daily journal. Once you hit the road, you never know where you’ll end up, but you’ll also know how you got there!

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Meet the Writer: Anthony Pagaza was EuropeanPaper.com‘s stellar Spring 2012 intern from the University of Colorado. When he catches a moment between school and work, Anthony enjoys deep sleeps, good eats, and epic drum solos.  After the completion of a Journalism degree in August 2012, he plans on pursuing a career in the advertising industry. 

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