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The Magical Construct of a Paperblanks Wrap Journal

19 Feb

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Ever wonder about the details that make a Paperblanks Wrap Journal so special? Here’s a behind the scenes look at their construction.

1. Foil stamped gold borders
2. The tightly sewn binding prevents loose papers
3. The antique, hand-worn finish evokes the timeless beauty of Renaissance-period manuscripts
4. Elegant & secure magnetic wrap binding
5. Beautiful laid, acid-free paper
6. Cloth ribbon placeholder
7. Rear pocket for extra clippings, tickets, and other mementos
8. Works wonderfully with fountain pens, like this LAMY 2000

 

You’ll also love the embellished manuscript journals from history’s favorite cultural zeitgeists. Discover all Paperblanks »

Notes & Quotes : Mahatma Gandhi on Life and Learning

11 Oct

European-Paper-Quote-Mahatma-Gandhi-Live-and-Learn Something else we love from Gandhi? This stunning Paperblanks Embellished Gandhi Manuscript Wrap Journal. – Makes a wonderful gift for aspiring masters!

Happy Weekend from the European Paper Company.

New Paperblanks Journals : Virginia Woolf, Mahatma Gandhi, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

10 Oct

paperblanks-new-european-paper-blogThese new arrivals from Paperblanks are sure to get your creative mojo going. Enjoy the beautiful old world style, sewn binding, embellished manuscript cover, elegant magnetic wrap closure, and fountain pen loving paper with the musings of Virginia Woolf, Mahatma Gandhi, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Pssst – these stunning wrap journals make beautiful gifts for writers, artists, geniuses, and scholars. Shop all Paperblanks Embellished Wrap Journals »

Paperblanks Journals : The Great Gatsby Manuscript by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6 Jun

With a new brilliant film release of The Great Gatsby, we wanted to send a little nod to the literary genius of the 1920′s F. Scott Fitzgerald and his glowing journal from Paperblanks. Did you know that Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby after moving to France? With every eloquent quote and plush imagery on Gatsby’s pages,  we can imagine him floating in a daydream around the mysterious city – eyes wide open, imagination running wild.

 

This journal’s strong cover is gold embossed with the handwritten manuscript of The Great Gatsby, and bound by a magnetic wrapped panel with Fitzgerald’s signature. Next to all the beauty, it’s well-built with smooth vellum laid paper inside. It’s one journal that is so special it makes a memorable gift for graduates and Fitzgerald fans alike. Shop the Paperblanks Embellished Manuscript Journal »
If you’re feelin’ jazzy, go the extra mile and tuck a pair of movie tickets in the back pocket. Here’s a trailer to spark your interest :

 

Announcing the Paperblanks Pocket Journal Giveaway Winners!

11 Mar

We were THRILLED with all the wonderful quote submissions on both our blog and our Facebook page for chances to win a Paperblanks Pocket Embossed Journal.

It was difficult to choose any one quote over another, so we randomly picked one winner from the blog entries and one winner from the Facebook entries.

Here is the winner from the blog comment entries: (see all of the submissions here)

Paperblanks Pocket Embossed Journal Winner from Blog Entries on EuropeanPaper.com/Blog

Visit our Facebook page today to discover the winner from the Facebook comment entries!

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Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and spread the word! We have 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!

Last Day to Enter the Paperblanks Journals Giveaway!

8 Mar

Just a reminder that today is the last day to submit any quotes on our blog or on our Facebook page to be entered for a chance to win a Paperblanks Pocket Embossed Journal.

Enter on our blog HERE and enter on our Facebook page HERE. Good luck!

Paperblanks: Special Journals for Special Writings

6 Mar

Special Paperblanks Journals on EuropeanPaper.com : filled with details to make your writing special

We know how it feels to write something special; something we want to pay justice to when we commit it to paper. It can be gratitude from daily interactions, the spark of a new hobby or passion, or the beginning of a new chapter in a novel. Whatever inspires the pen to be put down on paper, Paperblanks Journals are there to capture thoughts, dreams, and future goals. And Paperblanks makes it that much more special with the amazingly small, but powerful, details of their journals, such as the beautiful laid paper, durable sewn binding, and perfectly worn covers. Try just one Paperblanks journal and we guarantee you’ll know what we’re talking about (and you’ll be hooked!). Enjoy Paperblanks here >>

GIVEAWAY: Quotes Galore for 2 Paperblanks Pocket Embossed Journals

2 Mar

Giveaway: 2 Paperblanks Pocket Embossed Travel Journals to give away on EuropeanPaper.com's blog and facebook page! Enter by leaving a comment with your fave quote

Giveaway Details:

  • Enter by leaving a comment below with one of your favorite quotes for a chance to win one of the journals. 
  • AND for a second entry, head on over to our Facebook Page and comment with another of your favorite quotes!
  • We’ll choose one winner from the blog comment entries, and one winner from the Facebook comment entries. Good luck!
  • This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

Note: Comments are moderated on this blog, so if yours doesn’t pop up immediately, don’t worry! We’ll get to approving it ASAP!

Embellished Paperblanks and Profiles

30 Jul

Embellished-Manuscripts from Paperblanks on EuropeanPaper.com

We are so pleased that Paperblanks profiled us on their blog! Check out their retailer profile on EPC here. And if you have any questions about us that weren’t answered in the profile, ask in the comments section of this blog post!

We adore carrying Paperblanks journals on our site as their books have the most durable binding method for high-quality journals; each signature is sewn rather than glued. The pages open nicely, and lie flat for ease of writing. No lost pages in these journals! See Paperblanks’ brand page on EPC here, and read their brand story on our blog here.

Paperblanks: Past Meets Future

24 Apr

Paperblanks Brand Story on EuropeanPaper.com

Paperblanks is a notebook company with a goal in preserving the art of writing itself. Their beautifully crafted notebooks pay homage to a time when arts and literature stood at the forefront of culture and journals were the most sacred of objects. Striving to create a product that you want to write in and feel good about using, Paperblanks’ overwhelming attention to detail and focus on preserving the planet and our shared human culture makes them one of our favorite brands.

Craftsmanship

Have you ever had that one favorite journal you don’t go anywhere without? Its cover captures figments of your imagination, the handcrafted paper delights your every sense, and the secret compartments have room to hide your deepest secrets. That is essentially every Paperblanks journal. Their journals beg you to open the cover and put the tip of that pen down, and while it can be hard bring yourself to do so (because you’re afraid the journal might lose its perfection forever), when you finally break through you just can’t stop writing.

Paperblanks Embellished Charlotte Bronte Manuscript Wrap on EuropeanPaper.com

Paperblanks Embellished Charlotte Bronte Manuscript Wrap

Paperblanks’ journals are inspired by classic leather-bound journals from centuries ago, but don’t be fooled into thinking they are flimsy imitations. Paperblanks original cover designs are embossed with textures and patterns that give them a unique handmade appeal. Covers have captured the work and times of artists such as Shakespeare, Goethe, Charlotte Bronte, and Mozart.

All Paperblanks journals are held to high standards. The binding is either hand-sewn or smythe sewn, creating a journal that lays flat. Because the book blocks are never glued directly to the cover, but are instead sewn together, pages will not come loose or fall out. The paper itself is also held up to Paperblanks’ high standards. Their manufacturing process involves a phase called supercalendaring, where it is pressed between two rolls to achieve the smoothness that Paperblanks paper is known for. It is also acid-free, with a high opacity that guarantees minimal bleeding and feathering. Paperblanks has a true respect for the journal as a piece of art, and it shows in their products.

Global Citizenship

Paperblanks notebooks are not only journals you will want to use, but journals you can feel good about using. Their large commitment in both social and environmental advocacy speaks to the aspirations that they have for future generations.

Social Advocacy

By donating journals to charities around the globe, Paperblanks helps create funds and resources to build strong communities. One non-profit Paperblanks donates to is the Nepal Library Foundation, an organization with a goal of building long-term socioeconomic success in Nepal through education. A similar fundraising model is used in Paperblanks’ contributions to SEVA Canada, a non-profit organization that provides eye care clinics in remote developing countries.

Paperblanks also donates journals for use in youth writing workshops, such as Writegirl, a Los Angeles-based company that puts on one-on-one mentorship programs to develop creativity and encourage self-expression for young women. Paperblanks also awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to students wishing to further their artistic studies abroad.

Environmental Responsibility

As a company with the future in mind, Paperblanks operates with a strong environmental conscience. The company is a willing participant of Climate Care, an initiative where a self-imposed carbon tax is paid in proportion to the release of greenhouse gases by a company. Through this initiative, Paperblanks has funded the use of energy efficient stoves and lighting in developing countries. Paperblanks also supports the David Suzuki Foundation, which focuses on climate change through science education and policy making, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, which works to preserve wilderness, parks, and wildlife in Canada.

Paperblanks Handstitched Bamboo Pocket Journal on EuropeanPaper.com

Paperblanks Handstitched Bamboo Pocket Journal

Furthering their efforts of sustainability, Paperblanks uses paper that is made from sustainable forest pulp and is in the process of gaining FSC certification (a tough process for any manufacturer). Their paper is acid-free and the binder boards are made from 100% recycled material. Paperblanks also has a commitment to the well-being of their employees. The working conditions exceed international standards and the facilities are routinely updated to ensure safety and minimal pollution. Paperblanks encourages employees to minimize waste by reusing and recycling whenever possible, knowing that every bit counts.

Paperblanks’ strong belief in the written word as a fabric that holds our society together shines through in their social and environmental initiatives. Though their distinctive notebooks are reminiscent of the past, their actions will lead us to the future, and that is why we are so excited to bring you Paperblanks notebooks.

Love Letters of Great Men

26 Jan

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we wanted to throw a little inspiration your way. Take a note from the great men and women heralded on these embellished Paperblanks journals, and create a love letter for the special one in your life today. Granted, all the quotes may not have to do with “love” directly, but that’s why they are here for “inspiration.”

Charles Dickens

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Paperblanks Embellished Charles Dickens Manuscript Wrap

“Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.”

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”

“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Paperblanks Embellished Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Manuscript Wrap

“If I knew words enough, I could write the longest love letter in the world and never get tired.”

“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

“I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.”

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”

Charlotte Bronte

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Paperblanks Embellished Charlotte Bronte Manuscript Wrap

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”

“I have little left in myself — I must have you. The world may laugh — may call me absurd, selfish — but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.”

Shakespeare

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Paperblanks Embellished Shakespeare Manuscript Wrap

“They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.”

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.”

“Time is very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
very long for those who lament
Very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love time is eternal”

Vincent Van Gogh

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Paperblanks Embellished Vincent Van Gogh Manuscript Wrap

“Life has become very clear to me, and I am very glad that I love.  My life and my love are one.”

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“Love is eternal — the aspect may change, but not the essence There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one’s work.”

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Paperblanks journals feature striking printed images on their durable, hard covers. Beautifully made, each high-quality journal is sewn rather than glued. The pages open nicely and lie flat for ease of writing … no lost pages in these journals. Instead, delight in a truly well-made object and let it remind you that the finest things in life are the ones that last.

Inspired to write a love letter? Check out all the stationery on EuropeanPaper.com from brands such as G. Lalo, Jan Petr Obr, Quotable Cards, and more!