How Our Notebooks Are Made

Handmade by a team of experts using techniques developed over generations, our notebooks are made by a small independent manufacturer in England. Once a design is finalised a print is made using a state-of-the-art digital printer to produce the cover. The cover is then measured, cut, folded, and hand-fixed around a 1500 mic caseboard, forming the hardcover

 

Whilst the cover is being produced the paper sections are folded and machine sewn into several sections before a binding glue is added to secure the cover into place whilst it is lowered into binding rollers.

 

The final stage of the process is the press. The notebooks are manually compressed using a Nipping Press to ensure the binding is fixed in place and to flatten the folded sections of the book. 

Our Paper

Our paper is milled by James Cropper PLC in Cumbria, England; a world-class paper products manufacturer who have been honing their expertise since 1845.

Once you receive your notebook you will notice the smoothness of the paper - this was deliberately chosen to give you a superior writing experience. The off-white colour reduces glare when writing outside and with minimal drag, we believe our writing experience to be among the best possible.
 
For fountain pen users it is important that there is no bleed or ghosting. We feel we have achieved this even with the heaviest of fountain pen ink flows.

Sustainable Sources and Practices

James Cropper PLC ensures that the paper they mill is sourced from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits and has been awarded both FSC and PEFC certifications.

Our notebook manufacturer contributes to the Woodland Trust Carbon Capture Programme and, alongside this, we use fully recyclable packaging and make donations to charities fighting climate change.