Paperblanks Story: Discover Our History and Inspiration | Paperblanks

About Us

Our Promise & Values

At Paperblanks, we create products that inspire creativity, empower expression and celebrate special moments.
An homage to art and culture, our line of journals and creative tools sparks the imagination by offering a connection to artists and cultural movements from all eras and regions. Expression has no limits with Paperblanks.



With a variety of products, formats and interiors, we provide the tools to unleash the creativity already inside you.


Empowering Individuality

Express your individual style and personality through the covers you choose and what you create inside the pages.


Celebrating Moments

Our high-quality journals create a precious moment of reflection and can be cherished for a lifetime.

Where We Began

Paperblanks is a global family on a mission to inspire creativity, empower expression and celebrate life’s special moments. Founded in 1992 out of a desire to design the perfect notebook, we have always been guided by a sense of curiosity and a passion to create.

An homage to art and culture both past and present, our line of journals and creative tools sparks the imagination. Through our unique cover designs, we offer a connection to artists and cultural movements from all eras and regions. And we use only the highest quality methods and materials, meaning your Paperblanks will become a treasurable part of your life story for years to come.

Today, the diverse, passionate and dedicated people of Paperblanks continue to be united in the same creative pursuit: to bring joy into the world. The result is a collection of products that are a celebration of personal style and individual passion.

Expression truly has no limits with Paperblanks.

  • Vancouver

    1992 - We launch our first Paperblanks collection from Vancouver, our Canadian hometown

  • Manuscripts

    1995 - We introduce Literary Manuscripts, an early precursor to our Embellished Manuscripts and Old Leather Collections

  • Europe

    2002 - Paperblanks launches in Europe

  • European Office

    2004 - We open our European headquarters in Dublin

  • Dayplanner

    2005 - We expand beyond journals, offering planners and address books for the first time

  • Edge Printing

    2011 - We first use ornamental book edge printing

  • 25th Anniversary Journal

    2017 - We celebrate Paperblanks' 25th birthday with a special Anniversary Edition journal

  • Pencil Cases

    2018 - We introduce pencil cases to our collection

  • Dot-Grid Planner

    2018 - We launch our line of dot-grid planners for the bullet journalling community

  • PB Logo

    2019 - We introduce a new look for Paperblanks, with an updated logo and unique icon

  • Filing-Storage

    2020 - We introduce our first set of filing and storage solutions and a new line of specialty stationery accessories

  • 30th Anniversary

    2022 - We officially join Hachette UK during our 30th anniversary year

What’s Next for Paperblanks?

Over the past few years we’ve been expanding our lifestyle accessories to include puzzles, bookmarks and canvas bags. This year, we’re excited to announce the addition of playing cards to our range of product categories.

For Fall 2023 we are thrilled to introduce two new co-branded releases: The Adventures of Asterix, in partnership with Les Éditions Albert René, and Duomo di Milano, in partnership with Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano.

If you have an idea for a future Paperblanks product, please get in touch! You can connect with us on social media or use the form built into our Contact Us page.