Do you love those little pocket notebooks but wish you could customize them, stick your logo on them or otherwise create your own book? If so, Scout Books is what you need. You can customize the front of the kraft paper covers with your 1- or 2-color logo and then select between dot grid, blank, grid or lined paper (sturdy 70# white text, 100% recycled). Minimum order is 50 notebooks.
The books are a tiny bit smaller (3.5″wide x 5″ tall) than the ubiquitous Field Notes (3.5″x5.5″) but the paper is excellent. The lines and grids are light and fine so as to not be distracting but enough to keep your lines straight when needed.
In writing tests, the 70# text was fabulous. None of the pens I used had any show through at all. I did not bring out the pen heavy artillery but I suspect a Sharpie marker would get some show through but not bleed through.
I like you’all so much I have a set of three kraft notebooks to giveaway (one lined, one grid and one dot gird) to one lucky winner. (One notebook has a tiny grease stain on the cover. I blame myself for getting the mail and the pizza at the same time — a well-placed sticker will disguise this blemish).
UPDATE!!!: Scout Books has kindly offered a set of their Rainbow Composition Books for the giveaway as well so I’ll draw two winners. The first will get to choose between the 3-pack of blank books or the Rainbow Set. Second winner will get the other.
Leave a note in the comments telling me what you’d get custom printed on your own stash of Scout Books to be entered to win.
FINE PRINT: Giveaway ends at 10pm on Monday, March 11, 2013 (US Central Time). All comment must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Friday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear.