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Eco Lovers Rejoice! Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks

15 Jan

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With centuries of paper-making experience, Fabriano’s EcoQua Notebooks in a set of 2 are as environmentally-friendly as you can dream for. Made in Italy, the EcoQua Notebooks are not only FSC certified paper, it’s also chlorine free, acid free, and completely recyclable. Available in myriad fashionable cover colors so you can choose your favorite, the EcoQua Notebooks have 85 gsm off-white paper, and the notebooks are fully recyclable. Grab them all, color code your notebooks, and protect the environment at the same time with the Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks!

Mudlark’s Balancing Act: Art & the Environment

26 Apr

Mudlark Brand Story on EuropeanPaper.com

Mudlark Papers is a family-owned company based out of Bolingbrook,Illinois. Founded in 1994 by Doug Hamilton, Mudlark makes artful and inspiring lifestyle products while remaining mindful to the environment. Their stationery products and accessories are made with sustainable and natural materials that live up to the standards of any true eco-friendly company. The calming balance of their products is unparalleled by most other stationery brands and begs to be shared with family, friends, and pen pals.

Note Card Nirvana

Mudlark Eco Coralina Memento Boxed Note Cards on EuropeanPaper.com

Mudlark Eco Coralina Memento Boxed Note Cards

The staple product at Mudlark are their beautiful boxed note card sets. These cards come in a set of 20 and all feature unique cover designs that are perfect down to every little detail. The blank cards are a perfect space to write a quick invitation, greeting, thank you, or reminder. Included in the set are 20 plain envelopes so you can send a note card to all of your friends and family. Each set comes in a matching keepsake box, a perfect complement to the note cards.

By now, we’re pretty sure an infinite amount of uses exist for the keepsake boxes, but here are a few ideas: Store your family’s secret recipes, favorite photos, personal notes, and mementos. It can also be used for storing office accessories, change, or small collectibles. The boxes even have an enlightening quote on the inside cover reminding us of little truths in life, such as “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” by Walt Whitman. These sets are refined, artsy, and elegant while remaining really fun and useful. We also carry some Mudlark travel accessories for all you steadfast nomads traveling in style.

Sustainability

Mudlark Eco Clare de Lune Boxed Note Cards on EuropeanPaper.com

Mudlark Eco Clare de Lune Boxed Note Cards

While Mudlark already stands out stylistically, their environmental practices back up the earthy name of the brand. The beautiful thing is that Mudlark is not jumping on this trend; they have always operated this way because it is the right thing to do. Their stationery products are made from at least 80% post-consumer fibers. All inks printed on the products are soy-based, which requires less irrigation in the agricultural process and creates less pollution in the printing and recycling processes. Furthermore, their products are packaged in air pillows, cleverly avoiding the use of packing peanuts that are harmful to our environment.

The word sophisticated carries a heavy load of stigma … dare we use it? Absolutely, because Mudlark is sophisticated in the best ways possible: Cultured and refined, yet mindful and balanced. The act of writing becomes even more relaxing when all we can think to say is “Om.”

Moleskine Folio Series

25 Apr

The Moleskine Folio Book Collection represents the largest Moleskine journals dedicated to creativity, free expression, and design. In fact, they’re huge! The Folio Collection is available in A4 and A3 sizes, offering generous space to be filled with drawings, projects and writings.

Like the Moleskine Classic Journals, Moleskine Folio Books have a sewn binding, acid-free paper, rounded edges, elastic closure, cloth ribbon placeholder, and a rear expandable inner pocket.

All paper used in the Moleskine Folio Collection is certified as responsibly harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Moleskine Folio A4 Ruled Notebook

  • 8.5 x 12 inches
  • 176 pages (88 leaves)
  • Sewn binding
  • Back pocket & cloth ribbon marker
  • Elastic closure
  • Acid-free paper
  • FSC certified paper
Moleskine Folio A4 Ruled Notebook (12 x 8.5) on EuropeanPaper.com
Moleskine Folio A4 Ruled Notebook (12 x 8.5)

 

Moleskine Folio A3 Plain Notebook

  • 16.5 x 12 inches
  • 176 pages (88 leaves)
  • 100 g/m2 paper
  • Sewn binding
  • Back pocket & cloth ribbon marker
  • Elastic closure
  • Acid-free paper
  • FSC certified paper
Moleskine Folio A3 Plain Notebook (16.5 x 12) on EuropeanPaper.com
Moleskine Folio A3 Plain Notebook (16.5 x 12)

 

See all Moleskine’s A4 and A3 Folio Notebooks, and while you’re there, check out the Moleskine Folio Office Series. Post-it notes, binders, folders, and so much Moleskine love.

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.

5 Things To Do on Earth Day

20 Apr

Happy Earth Day from EuropeanPaper.com

Earth Day is this Sunday April 22nd! Try one or all five of the below suggestions to be a little greener this year.

1) Take a walk. Whether it’s to the grocery store, post office, or around the block, remember what Earth Day is all about: getting outside and enjoying nature.

2) Eat raw – grab fruit or veggies on your way out the door in the morning instead of that processed toaster strudel, breakfast bar, or the like. Keep fresh, raw foods with you during the day for anytime a snack attack surprises you. Plant a small garden for an even more sustainable raw foods choice. Plus you can document it all in a Moleskine Passions Garden Journal to keep track of the plantings.

3) Carpool to the bar next time. You’ll need a DD anyway for the group, or if you go with coworkers, snag a ride there, back home, and on the way in the next morning. Reciprocate the favor the next time you all go out (and you could even write your coworker a thank you note).

4) Buy sustainable / eco paper products. Look for FSC and PEFC paper certifications when you’re shopping for your next journal or datebook (academic planners are coming up!).

5) The average American drinks 2.5 cups of coffee a day – almost none of which is local. The financial and environmental burdens of your fave roast can be significantly cut down by downsizing your habit to one coffee a day, or even one every other day. Supplement your morning drinking patterns when you’re writing letters or journaling with green or black tea instead.

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.

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.

This Saturday Switch Off with Earth Hour

30 Mar

Being “eco” is a daily choice, and one of the best things about creating a greener lifestyle (and better world), is that it can be made in the smallest choices.  Buying alternative fiber journals, keeping an eye out for eco paper features,  and using stationery created from sustainable practices are just a few examples.

But one of the absolute easiest things you can do is flick the switch … off, that is, in support of Earth Hour. Join millions of others around the world who will turn off the lights this Saturday, March 31 at 8.30pm-9.30pm (wherever you are in the world). Earth Hour is an annual global event (since 2006) organized by the World Wildlife Fund and made possible by teams in 135 countries.

It can be quite inspirational to see your city go dark knowing the intention behind each flick of the switch. Will you participate? Whether you do or don’t, we’d love to know your thoughts.

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Made in the USA: Noodler’s Ink

29 Mar

Shop all Noodler's Inks on EuropeanPaper.com

 Created in Massachusetts, U.S.A., by Nathan Tardif, Noodler’s Ink is the “smallest ink company in the world with the largest color selection.” Not only does Nathan make Noodler’s Ink 100% in the USA from cap to glass to ink, the labels are even printed with Noodler’s own formulas.

Providing archival quality, Noodler’s Inks are heralded by fountain pen enthusiasts for their variety and reliability. Noodler’s is quite economically focused (as you’ll find via the ink’s stories) and you’ll never find an ink cartridge pre-filled with Noodler’s ink. Straight from Noodler’s website: “Noodler’s refuses to manufacture ink cartridges due to the egregious economics these disposable bits of plastic form as an illusion of value until compared with the economics of the glass bottle.” Therefore, Noodler’s 3-ounce glass bottles stand proud and come filled to the brim so you get every penny’s worth of the ink you love!

Noodler’s Standard Inks

Noodler's Standard Inks (3 oz.)With a wide variety of colors from which to choose, Noodler’s Standard Inks are very saturated, giving you a rich, clean line as you write, and as an added bonus, there is less feathering and bleedthrough. Each ink has a high dye concentration (giving you that saturated color), yet with a neutral pH so they won’t affect your fountain pens. Nathan at Noodler’s aims to make all his inks the most economical on the market. He epitomizes that on the label as “the catfish symbolizes a southern sport that attempts to equalize the struggle between man and animal in the quest for a sense of fair play – and thus a fair price.”

Choose from Noodler’s Antietam, Army Green, Blue, Forest Green, Habanero, Midnight Blue, Navajo Turquoise, Purple, Red, and Standard Green.

Noodler’s Bernanke Inks

Noodler's Bernanke Inks (3 oz.)What drew us to Noodler’s (other than the brilliant variety of inks, of course) was Nathan’s animated nature toward ink creation. In our research, it’s quite obvious his passion for ink and politics leads to the creation of several of the best inks on the market – not simply for the ink, but for the story.  Noodler’s Bernanke Ink is a perfect example.

Created specifically for those who require a fast drying ink, such as left-handed writers and sketchers, it’s available in two colors – Bernanke Blue and Bernanke Black. The ink is directly named for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in reference to how quickly Bernanke prints new money (thus he must need such a fast-drying ink!).  Noodler’s Bernanke Ink has a dry time of .5 – 1.5 seconds, living up to its creator’s dream and the delight of fountain pen enthusiasts.
Noodler's Baystate Inks (3 oz.)

Noodler’s Baystate Inks

One specific heralded waterproof ink from Noodler’s is Baystate Blue, based on a classic colonial cobalt ink. Baystate Blue has a slightly more alkaline pH than other Noodler’s inks, but still produces an extremely saturated blue, appearing almost electric on paper.

Noodler’s aims to be the most economical ink on the market and provides not only archival quality with Baystate Blue, but also waterproof quality when dry. Just be careful not to get it on clothes or other items that may stain as it dries quickly!

Noodler’s Bulletproof Inks

Noodler's Bulletproof Inks (3 oz.)
Available in Noodler’s Black or No. 41 Brown, Noodler’s Bulletproof Inks are forgery-resistant, water-resistant, and everlasting. Their durability is a testament to Noodler’s special ink properties that continue to be refined with each batch. Noodler’s Bulletproof inks are free-flowing meaning both Noodler’s Black and No. 41 Brown put down a strong, steady line when writing, without feathering or bleedthrough.

Noodler’s No. 41 Brown is a rich and deeply saturated brown ink with warm tones (named for Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts). And Noodler’s Black is a truly deep black, showing no shades of grey or the like. Just don’t mix either ink with conventional inks as the fraud-proof properties will be negated. And with such perfect inks to begin with, we’re sure these will both quickly become regulars in your ink supply.

Writing with Whitelines

21 Mar

Shop all Whitelines Notebooks on EuropeanPaper.com

We’ve been jazzed behind the scenes for a month now in anticipation of introducing our newest brand on EuropeanPaper.com, Whitelines!! When we asked YOU which brands you wanted to see added on EPC, you spoke so loudly for Whitelines (well over 50% of the votes), it was a no-brainer to welcome them into the family here at EuropeanPaper.com. Everyone at Whitelines is simply a joy and we’ve learned so much about Whitelines, we’ve just got to share!

Whitelines’ Concept

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Whitelines was founded in January 2006 by three friends with one ambition: “to make a contribution to a better world, no matter how small.”

A closer look at the innovative Whitelines paper.

Whitelines is incredibly innovative with their take on writing paper. Their concept is quite simple, yet effective across writing, sketching, doodling, etc. Whitelines posits that dark lines distract, and quite frankly, Whitelines don’t. Pen markings are dark and become jumbled with the traditional dark lines of ordinary paper.  Whitelines’ paper is slightly toned, meaning that not only is there no visual interference between the lines and the pen markings, strong light also doesn’t gleam in your eyes when it gets reflected off the paper as what happens with ordinary paper.

Easy on the eyes, Whitelines has one more trick up its sleeve: When you photocopy, scan, or fax Whitelines paper all you see on the copy is your crisp, clear handwriting or drawing. Once again, no distractions.

Eco & Innovative

Whitelines Side Spiralbound A5 Notebook 5.8 x 8.25

Whitelines was perhaps the first paper company in the world to mark their products with a Carbon Footprint label, which soon became a Zero Carbon Footprint label. Whitelines uses MultiCopy paper produced in an integrated mill in southern Sweden where all carbon dioxide is reused during the production process. Not only that, but Whitelines is located close to the mill to reduce transport, and the paper is guaranteed chlorine and acid-free.

As Whitelines is an incredibly well-rounded eco paper company – and unique, to say the least – we now offer several Whitelines products on EPC! Check out Whitelines’ sweet and simple Perfect Bound A5 and A4 Notebooks; Soft Cover Spiral Bound A5 and A4 Notebooks; and their Hard Cover Wire Bound A5, and A4 Notebooks! Each is available in black or white covers, and ruled or graphed page styling.