Find answers to common questions or issues with the frequently asked questions section.
We work with a variety of museums, galleries, estates and individual artists to source our designs. Every possible step is taken to ensure that the correct people or organizations are given credit, and we will not reproduce an artwork if we are unable to obtain permission from the copyright holders.
We are always interested in hearing what you would like to see on our journals. If you have an idea for a future Paperblanks product or design, please submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Artwork Submission.”
Our new 12-Month Planners will be available in the fall of the preceding year, while our 13- and 18-Month Academic Planners will be available in the spring.
A few different components go into Paperblanks products, depending on the specific type of product. All binder boards are made from 100% recycled materials and are adorned with decorative printed paper, cloth headboards, threaded stitching and glue as needed. We also have hidden magnets in products with strap or wrap closures, and our clasps are crafted from a metal alloy. Our text paper is all FSC-certified.
No. Due to the minimal amounts of glue used, we cannot guarantee that our products are 100% vegan.
The binder boards inside our book covers, which are commonly used in bookbinding, are made from recycled materials. Our covers themselves are paper with a layer of lamination on top for protection. We do not use PVC in our book covers.
We have worked hard to re-create leather textures using paper covers; however, we do not actually use real leather in any of our products.
We take great care to offer high-quality text paper in all of our books and have heard from many people who have had great success using fountain pens in their Paperblanks journals. However, the way paper will take to fountain pen use also depends greatly on the ink, nib and pressure applied and thus we recommend testing your individual pen.
Our paper weights vary depending on the size of book, page count or type of cover. In general, the larger books use a heavier paper and smaller books use a lighter paper. We work hard to maximize the opacity of the paper we use (a higher gsm means a higher-opacity paper with less possibility of see-through from one side to the other), and gsm info can be found on every product page.
Our journals vary in line number depending on size:
All of our paper is derived from sustainable forest pulp, and our binder boards are made with 100% recycled materials. We do use writing paper that is FSC-certified in all of our notebooks. However, we do not advertise the FSC logo on our products because it would suggest that every element is FSC-certified, and we cannot guarantee this due to the decorative printed paper adorning our covers.
For more than a decade, we have worked with the same family-run producer in China who understands our creative process, never settling until the products created by their mass production techniques mirror the handcrafted prototypes first made by our design team.
At this time, we don’t sell directly through our website, but we partner with many online retailers. You can find a listing of online shops by visiting our Stores Page.
We work with wonderful retailers around the world to bring Paperblanks to you. Find a store near you by visiting our Stores Page, and feel free to Contact Us if you have any trouble finding what you are looking for.
We have an up-to-date listing of our online partners available on our Stores Page.
We encourage you to reach out to your local Paperblanks Distributor if you are having trouble finding Paperblanks products in your market. If you do not have a distributor or would like more information, please Contact Us.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a Paperblanks retailer! Please contact the Customer Service or Distributor representative in your area for information.
The foam pouches are made from EPE (expanded polyethylene) foam, a recyclable soft plastic. Some recycling companies do not accept this type of plastic; please check with your local recycling centre for more information and for proper recycling procedures.
In addition to our selection of journals and stationery products, we also offer a line of cases for iPad mobile digital devices called Paperblanks eXchange. Please visit our Paperblanks eXchange website to learn more.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The Merri Artist carries Paperblanks eXchange products and ships internationally: merriartist.com.