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It’s Almost Spring! Gear Up with Rite in the Rain

15 Feb

 

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Find your best ideas in the shower? Love to journal by the pool? Cave spelunking, perhaps? Live in Seattle? Scuba much?

You’re going to need a Rite in the Rain notebook. These handsome/tough notebooks come in myriad paper, cover, and color options, and love to be put to an adventurous explorer’s test. Their paper is coated with an eco-friendly formula created from water, which enables the entire page to accept your pen – even when covered in water! It’s one of those paper-lover obsessions we can’t live without. With one go-round under the rainforest canopy with your own, we’re sure you’ll agree. Shop all Rite in the Rain notebooks right here »

 

Pugly Pixel Loves Rite in the Rain!

29 Sep

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One of our most loved web designers & bloggers, Katrina of Pugly Pixel recently blogged about her love of Rite in the Rain’s waterproof covers and overall packaging. We love her beautiful images and how enthusiastic she is about Rite in the Rain notebooks for her climate in the Pacific Northwest, saying…

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Read the full review on Pugly Pixel »
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All of these beautiful pictures are from Pugly Pixel.

Made in the USA : Our Favorite American Stationery, Journals, & More

1 Jul

GET OUT!
FIELD NOTES | Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy America the beautiful under her spacious skies! Get outside and take your Field Notes with you to record your findings.
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HANDMADE LETTERPRESSED STATIONERY
BROOKFIELD   |  New England
The beauty and the subtlety of the hand mixed
colors, the fine vellum finish of each card, and the supreme attention to detail with each hand printed design make these an American classic.
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all-weather paper
COAST to rainy COAST
RITE IN THE RAIN  | Tacoma, Washington
Designed to address the needs of logging industry workers in the Pacific Northwest, the new paper technology soon became popular for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the United States.
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Antietam Red, Baystate blue, & many more…
PATRIOTIC INKS
NOODLER’S INK  |  Fayetteville, Georgia
One hundred percent made in the US, Noodler’s inks are very saturated, giving you a rich,
clean line as you write, and as an added bonus, there is less feathering and bleedthrough.
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best selling
ACADEMIC PLANNERS
QUO VADIS  |  Hamburg, New York
With the aim to keep you organized, all Quo Vadis Planners have acid-free and pH neutral paper, plus tear-off corners to open directly to the week in progress.
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WRITE LIKE AN ASTRONAUT
LAMY PENS  |  Wilton, Conneticut
Environmentally friendly, Fisher Pens were designed for space and are guaranteed to perform in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F, underwater, in zero gravity, in elevations up to 12,500 feet, and at any angle.
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THE AMERICAN ARTIST’S CHOICE
STILLMAN & BIRN  | Fairfield, New Jersey
Offering both hardbound and spiralbound sketchbooks with archival-grade paper, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are your platform for expression in either dry or wet media.
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ECO-FRIENDLY AMERICAN GOODNESS
Mudlark Papers | Bolingbrook, Illinois
Mudlark stationery is made with recycled materials and soy inks. The fun, happy designs of the boxed stationery are beautiful and inspiring, and great for everything! Thank yous, hellos, wish you were here, the list goes on. Enjoy the cards and then keep mementos in the beautiful box when they’re all gone.
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EPC Brands Made in the USA

29 Jun

Made in America!

These products have earned their stars & stripes …

Field Notes Pocket Mixed Notebook (Set of 3)

Noodler’s Bulletproof Inks (3 oz.) – Black

Mudlark Eco Kiko Memento Boxed Note Cards

Quotable Cards Live the Life Journal

Rite in the Rain Large Side Spiral Bound Notebook

Stillman & Birn Epsilon Side Spiralbound Sketchbook

Fisher Titanium Bullet Space Pen

Be Eco with Rite in the Rain

4 Apr

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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.

JUST IN: Rite in the Rain

30 Nov

Rite in the Rain on EuropeanPaper.comJUST IN: Rite in the Rain Notebooks are now available on European Paper Company! Keep reading for more information on Rite in the Rain; then check them out on EuropeanPaper.com!

“Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people.” Founded by Jerry Darling in the 1920′s, Rite in the Rain (RITR) products were originally created for the logging industry and have spread throughout all outdoor industries for work and individual use alike.

Widely reputed to protect journal entries, sketches, notes and doodles in not just wet weather, but humid and hot situations too, Rite in the Rain paper is formulated specifically for the outdoor rigors of adventurers, military personnel, and weekend warriors of all ilk.

The RITR Breakdown:

  • The Rite in the Rain Soft Cover Notebooks – also called Rite in the Rain Field-Flex Perfect Bound Notebooks – are the most durable and weatherproof go-to notebook for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the world. Check out the pocket-sized soft cover notebook here and the larger-sized soft cover notebook here.
  • The Rite in the Rain Hard Cover Notebooks – also known as the Rite in the Rain “Professional’s” Perfect Bound Notebooks – are made to withstand the elements with their rigid covers and weatherproof paper. They are the perfect indestructible notebook for outdoorsy people. Find the 4.25 x 6.75 in. hard cover notebook here and the slightly larger 4.75 x 7.5 in. hard cover notebook here.
  • The Rite in the Rain Spiralbound Notebooks are made with a Poyldura cover material containing post-consumer recycled material to withstand the elements while staying eco-conscious. Shop the Spiralbound Notebook by clicking here.
  • The Rite in the Rain All-Weather Standard Clicker Pen is the ideal ballpoint pen for outdoor use with any Rite in the Rain Notebook. Click here for more on the pen.

Ideal for a variety of all-weather applications with outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the world, Rite in the Rain Notebooks & All-Weather Pen are perfect as a gift or for yourself.

Shop Rite in the Rain products on EuropeanPaper.com!