Hardcover Journals

Journals that inspire creativity

Covers & Designs

Covers & Designs


By working in exclusive partnerships with museums and art collections around the world, we have curated a unique and evolving library of designs.

A theme that remains constant throughout this diverse selection of covers is a celebration of imaginations that make the impossible possible.

Interior Formats


  • Lined

    Lined

    Thin, dark grey lines.

  • Unlined

    Unlined

    Blank, ivory-coloured paper.

Sizes & Formats


From the portable Micro to the substantial Grande, we offer a journal format for everyone.

Closures


  • Clasp Closure

    Clasp Closure

    Originally used in Coptic bindings, clasps give protection and provide decoration.

  • Wrap Closure

    Wrap Closure

    All our wraps fold over the front cover and are held securely in place by hidden magnets.

  • Strap Closure

    Strap Closure

    Besides being a wonderfully tactile addition, strap closures also protect the structure of the book.

  • Elastic Closure

    Elastic Closure

    Elastic band closures expand to fit your needs as you fill your journal over time.

  • No Closure

    No Closure

    Sometimes you just want to live without limits – and that’s why a selection of our journals offer no closure at all.

Binding


Smyth Sewn Binding

We take the durability of our products seriously and bind all our books using the sturdy yet incredibly flexible Smyth sewn technique. In the classic art of bookmaking, the sewing together of signatures (paper folded into groups of eight, sixteen or thirty-two pages) is seen as the heart of a well-made book, and we have followed this tradition in creating Paperblanks books.

Features


  • Book Edge Printing

    Book Edge Printing

    Book edge printing, an often-overlooked element in modern bookmaking, was extremely popular during the mediæval period and is offered on a selection of our journals (including all Flexi notebooks).

  • Memento Pouches

    Memento Pouches

    Our accordion-style horizontal memento pouch stores your loose papers, ticket stubs and business cards without adding extra bulk to your book.

  • Ribbon Markers

    Ribbon Markers

    All Paperblanks journals feature at least one satin ribbon marker in a colour specifically selected to complement the cover design.

  • Endpapers

    Endpapers

    We are proud to give credit to the talented individuals and artistic movements that have inspired our designs. The back endpaper of every book contains credit and copyright information, as well as a fascinating historical background for the original artwork.

Paper


Paper Quality

Inside every Paperblanks journal is our authentic laid paper in an eye-pleasing cream colour. The opacity of our journal pages ranges from 80 gsm to 127 gsm, depending on the format, and specific paper weight information can be found on the individual product pages.

Paper Sourcing

Considering the environmental impacts of doing business is important to us. That’s why all of our paper is derived from sustainable forest pulp, our binder boards are made with 100% recycled materials and we use writing paper that is FSC-certified in all of our books.