Despite the digital age we live in, stationery purchases are on the increase and with good reason. Freeing yourself from a screen can liberate your thoughts and creativity. The humble notebook provides a refreshing change and convenient way to organise, note, sketch or let your mind wonder. Harness this positivity by offering your corporate clients or staff a smart, functional, branded notebook that will be used well, appreciated and flashed around, beautifully promoting your company. So, here’s a little guide as to the best notebooks for your business.
A custom notebook is a lasting memento and the perfect, professional way to promote your business. Whether you’re looking for compact pocket sized jotters, A5 medium journals or A4 pads we have the notebook for your business or event, all of which can be blind debossed or foil blocked with your logo using premium materials and our beautifully restored vintage letterpresses. Alternatively we can offer full colour printing of the cover. There are a multitude of options in terms of paper weight, page formats (plain, lined grid or dotted), colours, features, branding options and finishes.
We are specialists in promotional notebooks and have an extensive range to ensure that we can create the most fitting branded product for you. A customised notebook that matches your corporate colours, compliments your ethos and style and is not just functional but a stand out piece of stationery. The addition of page inserts can enable specific information to be included to suit. These corporate gifts can be further enhanced by the addition of branded pens and customised packaging.
When making your decision consider who is using the notebook, is it for staff, corporate clients, an event? What and when will the recipient use it for?
But which is the best notebook for your business? We have put together a short list of suggestions but do get in touch with us for any advice.
Best for British… Woodblock Recycled Leather
Stylish but also environmentally conscious, these 100% recycled leather notebooks are available in five subtle tones. They can easily be customised with pen loops, closure bands and ribbon markers and are ideal for a range of branding options. These A5 hardback notebooks offer 192 pages of either plain, lined or squared pages and all made right here in the U.K.
Best Range of colours…. Mix and Match
Freedom to create your own completely customised notebook. The Mix and Match offers an A5 hardback journal in a staggering choice of 22 colours (in either soft touch or leather effect finish) so there’s bound to be the one for you. They also boast a great range of closure bands and ribbon markers. This British made notebook offers 192 pages of either plain, lined or squared pages and is ideal for various branding options.
Best for value for money… Castelli Singer Notebook
These fun, slim pads are a great lightweight option for a custom notebook. They boast a smart black, flexible cardboard cover with rounded corners and spine stitching picked out in a colour of your choice. Whilst offering fantastic value for money for a promotional notebook they do not compromise on style, feel or functionality and can be customised with a blind deboss, foil blocking or belly bands.
Best for a good talking point… Appeel Notebook
The Appeel Collection by Castelli offers a range of eco notebooks produced from the waste parts of apples combined with vegetable fibres. This clever technology produces a beautiful writing surface which is enclosed by a highly tactile softback eco-leather cover with rounded corners and are perfect for debossing. These A5 journals offer 192 lined pages and are available in six natural colours inspired by apple tones. So lots to break the ice at that next marketing event!
Best for luxury…. Leuchtturm1917 Leather Notebook
Available in black or rich cognac colours, these top end Leuchtturm1917 hardback real leather notebooks with rounded corners are a beautiful piece of stationery which lend themselves perfectly to branding. They are available in A5 and A6 size with 249 or 185 pages respectively, all numbered as is the Leuchtturm way. Lined, plain, squared or dotted pages, the choice is yours. There are a plethora of features including expandable rear pocket, stickers for labelling and archiving, elastic closure, ribbon markers, ink proof page and its own gift box which can also be customised. Truly a luxury branded notebook!
Best for environmental sustainability… Eco Flexi Recycled Notebook
The ultimate in environmental credentials! This notebook is 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable, contains 160 pages of high quality environmentally friendly cream paper and uses plant based glue. This is the perfect branded notebook for the eco-conscious company. We also stock a range of pens made from recycled waste, including discarded fishing nets and plastic bottles.
Best for precision organisation….. Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal
Described as the analog system for the digital age, these notebooks have been taking the world by storm. Bullet journaling allows easy tracking of past, present and future details of life and work. Leuchtturm collaborated with the founder of bullet journaling, Ryder Carol to produce these notebooks and they include a useful how-to guide included to help master the art (and it really is if you look at the pictures online). A dotted format is offered as the best way to bullet journal. These A5 hardback journals come with all the features you would expect of Leuchtturm including, stickers for labelling and archiving, numbered page and contents, expandable rear pocket, elastic closure, three ribbon markers and an ink poof page. All this and it can be beautifully customised for your business or event. The ideal personalised notebook for the highly organised (or those that aspire to be!)
Best for debossing your logo on to….Castelli Tucson Notebook
A durable, practical yet stylish notebook which comes alive when hand debossed with our vintage letterpresses. These notebooks are available in A6, A5 and A4, an impressive range of colours and features, including elastic closure, internal pocket, ribbon marker and pen loop (for the branded pen that you can order to complete this stand out marketing tool). The perfect debossed notebook for your business or event and our best seller!
Best for foil blocking your logo…. Castelli Mirabeau Notebook
This smart corporate notebook offers 192 ivory ruled pages, a neat clasp closure and is available in hardback A5 and A6 format. The five stylish colours all provide a great surface on which to foil block a logo or name. Foil blocking or hot foiling involves the addition of heat and pressure to apply the foil through a specially made brass dye of the details onto the product. This is a hand skilled job using vintage letterpress machines which we have been perfecting for many years. We offer a wide variety of foils in both matte and metallic so are bound to have the perfect colour to suit your brand.
Best for a bit of bling… Leuchtturm1917 Metallic Notebook
A stand out luxury notebook for business. These Gold, Silver and Copper metallic shine anniversary edition Leuchtturm1917 notebooks are perfect for bringing a bit of shine to any event or meeting. They come with all the luxury features of a Leuchtturm including, rounded corners, stickers for labelling and archiving, expandable rear pocket, numbered pages, ink proof paper, elastic closure and 8 detachable pages. These striking notebooks are available in A5 or A6 format and can be customised in a variety of ways including foil blocking, debossing. They can be further personalised by the addition of an insert page specific to your business or event and a belly band.
Best high tech….. Leuchtturm1917 Whitelines Notebook
Bringing journaling into the 21st Century, the Whitelines notebook perfectly marries the joy to journaling with the efficiency of tech. By focusing a smart phone over the page, the app scans and uploads writing and drawing and allows you to digitally edit your work, send them by email or make them available via various platforms. The notebook is available in A5 and large A4 sizes with the high end features associated with Leuchtturm, including stickers for labelling and archiving, expandable rear pocket, numbered pages, ink proof paper, elastic closure and 8 detachable pages. As with all the notebook listed here, the Whitelines can be finished to suit your brand with page inserts, belly bands, hot foiling or blind debossing.
Best traditional… Baladek
A smart, professional and great value notebook in a range of understated colours, The Baladek provides 192 cream pages of ruled paper for all the note taking one could hope to do. With handy features such as pen loop, elastic closure and rear pocket these are a great functional option but also provide a great opportunity for customisation, from blind debossing, foil blocking, page inserts and belly bands. Don’t forget your branded pen to finish the set!
Best for travel… Kraft Wiro Bound Notebook
These A5 hardback Kraft notebooks are wiro bound making them a convenient travel companion when writing space is at a premium. They can be ordered in plain, ruled or squared format and can be finished with a blind deboss, foil blocking, page inserts and belly bands to create a stylish, durable, natural looking piece of customised business stationery that would keep you company wherever you went!
Best for artists… Castelli Oceania Notebook
The Oceania hardback notebook offers a wealth of beautifully crafted features and provides a stylish yet practical and durable companion making them ideal for sketches at work, travelling or in your free time. Italian style oozes out of these notebooks with an embossed croc pattern cover design. Each branded notebook is finished with a coordinating coloured closure band and pen loop creating a great business gift.
Best for full colour printing… Woodblock Full Colour Notebooks
A great opportunity to use the whole surface area of the notebook cover to promote your business with a full colour print. You can further customise the notebook with your choice of pen loop, elastic closure and ribbon market colour and page insert. These custom notebooks offer 192 pages in plain, ruled or squared formats, a great corporate printed notepad.
Best pocket sized… Leuchtturm1917 Reporter Notepad
A great, robust, compact notebook for on the go but with all the luxury features you would expect from Leuchtturm, such as expandable rear pocket, rounded corners, numbered pages and ink proof paper. This A6 pocket sized jotter comprises 185 pages (in plain, ruled or squared), all of which are perforated for convenience.
Listed above are just some of the fantastic notebooks we have to offer you. If you are still confused (it can be overwhelming) as to which is the best notebook for your business, then just get in touch and we’ll happily help you.