Building Options

Build From Scratch.

If you have unique ideas for a notebook we can help to guide you through the process and manufacture a book to your specifications.

  1. Notebook Type
  2. Notebook Material
  3. Internal Pages
  4. Cover Customisations
  5. Small Touches

1. Notebook Style

Each binding method has individual qualities that can complement an array of uses, depending on your brands needs. Choose from our large variety of notebook styles.

Saddle Stitched Notebook

Saddle Stitched

A simple but effective way of binding using metal staples, we can bind either card or faux leather.

Hardcover leather notebook

Hardcover

The classic style of notebook, with a hard case that protects the edges of the notebook.

Softcover notebook

Softbound

Softbound books can come in either faux or real leather, they can have a clean cut edge or a slight lip.

Flexible notebook

Semi Flex

Semi Flex notebooks have a thin board cover; resulting in a firm yet flexible style of notebook.

Singer sewn Workbook

Singer Sewn

A simple Cahier or exercise book, with exposed thread along the spine. Multiple colours of thread are available.

Bookblock Volant perfect bound notebook

Volant

A slim notebook with a false cover, comprising a sheet of material that tightly encloses the sewn pages inside.

Half bound notebook

Half-Bound

A half-bound book separates the spine from the cover with a contrasting material.

Spiral notebook

Ring-Bound

Spiral and ring-bound books are ideal for sketching and note taking and allow for the removal of pages.

Wrap Around

Wrap-Around

If you’re looking for a traditional Italian style, a luxurious wrap-around journal is for you.

French Groove

French Groove

A French Groove has a visible space or joint at the spine, giving an authentic and traditional look.

2. Material Type

Utilising different materials can completely change the style and feel of a book. We offer the ability to experiment with colour and texture across the various ranges.

Real Leather

Leather

We supply the softest and supplest leathers sourced directly from Italian tanneries.

Faux Leather

Faux Leather

Designed to look and feel like leather. Often finished with a soft touch and available in different grains.

Bonded Leather

Bonded Leather

Made from reconstituted bits of leather to make a more hard-wearing material than regular leather.

Vegan Leather

Vegan Leather

Favoured by Moleskine, this material has a light grain to imitate a smooth leather surface.

Card

Card

We have card in different weights, textures and colours and  frequently use GF Smith Colorplan.

Book Cloth

Cloth

Cloth is available in lots of different colours and feels – some luxurious and some more hard-wearing.

Silk Touch

Silk Touch

This materials has a light grain to imitate a smooth leather surface and a silky feel akin to faux leather.

Digital Print

Digital Print

Using Indigo printing to achieve a near perfect colour match on thick stock paper, before laminating to lock in colours.

3. Internal Pages

As well as having a range of custom printed options we offer stock ivory and white papers in a variety of GSM’s. All papers are acid free and FSC rated. We are happy to source different stock if required such as specialist munken or transparent papers.

Full colour CMYK

Full Colour Printing

Full colour printing with cyan, magenta, yellow and black to give depth to your pages.

Single colour Printing

Single Colour

Choose a Pantone consistent with your brand to print throughout your notebook.

2 Colours Printing

Two Colour

Choose from a duo of colours consistent with your brand to print throughout your notebook.

Paper stock

Stock

We offer Ivory & White papers in different weights and numerous templates including dot, grid and line papers.

Diary Pages

Diary Printing

Choose from a range of diary page layouts, from weekly to daily, with creative or executive extras.

Printed Endpapers

Printed Endpapers

Make an impression as soon as the book opens with a design printed at the beginning and end of your notebook.

Indexing

Indexing

For notebooks full of information, indexing is a great way to find pages quickly and with ease.

4. Cover Customisations

The cover of your notebook journal is of course the first thing your customer will see. Make sure your book looks its best with the following options for exterior customisations.

Foiling

Foiling

Similar to Debossing, although a coloured film is used, leaving a coloured impression.

Debossing

Debossing

Your logo is milled onto a brass die, heated and impressed into the cover of your notebook.

UV Printing

UV Printing

Using the latest print methods, UV printing lets you print full colour images onto any cover material.

Screenprinting

Screen Printing

If you are looking for bold block colours on a larger run of books, screen printing may be the option for you.

DIgital Print

Digital Printed Cover

Full colour printing with cyan, magenta, yellow and black to give depth to your pages.

Monogramming

Monogramming

Initials can be foiled onto your books by hand, or by machine for larger quantities and longer names.

5. Small Touches

Aside from the obvious colour, material and logo choices for the outside of your books you can also add additional items to improve functionality, or to give your items the perfect finishing touches.

Gilt Edging

Gilt Edging

A great way to give your notebook a sophisticated edge…

Notebook Box

Packaging

Whether for gifting or protecting we have lots of unique packaging options to choose from

Pen Loop

Pen Loops

A great addition to executive notebooks, allowing you to easily attach pens or pencils to your notebook.

Perimeter Stitching

Perimeter Stitching

A decorative stitch around the edges of your notebook to add a traditional feel to your notebook.

Ribbon Bookmarks

Ribbon & Elastic

As well as having a vast range of ribbon and elastic colours and finishes we can Pantone match any colour.

Perforated Pages

Perforated Pages

Perforate pages is a very good premium upgrade for your bespoke notebooks, especially the pocket ones.

Back Pocket

Back Pocket

Backpocket is a classic addition for notebook journals. Make it easy to hold any flying paper, notes and documents