To make a long story short. When Aaron Draplin made the very first Field Notes by hand, as a holiday gift for friends, they looked pretty much like these notebooks. When we started the company we had only one product, a 3-Pack of Kraft Memo Books with graph paper inside. And we expect, we’ll always have those as the heart of our product line.
Our original 48-page notebooks are available in three variations – graph, ruled, or plain paper – or as a mixed 3-pack that includes one of each paper type. Each Original Kraft memo book measures 3-1/2″ wide by 5-1/2″ tall and is bound by a rugged three-staple saddle-stitch process.
BTW: Did you know that our Kraft memo books can be customized with your logo, signature, avatar, or chop on the back?
Proudly printed by the good people of Service Graphics, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Cover: French Dur-O-Tone 80#C “Packing Brown Wrap,” with a thick, brute force, 1-color application of “Dachshund Nose” black soy-based Toyo ink.
Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Double Knee Duck Canvas” light brown soy-based Toyo ink.
Cover printed on a Mitsubishi Diamond Series 40″ 6-color printing press.
Innards printed on a Miller TP104 28″ × 40″ 2-color printing press.
Bound by a Heidelberg ST350 “Stitchmaster” 8-pocket saddle stitcher, with appreciation to Samuel Slocum, George W. McGill, and William J. Brown, the “Founding Fathers of the Staple.”
Corners precisely rounded to 3/9″ (9.5mm) by a CRC round-corner machine.
Graph grid: 3/16″ × 3/16″ (4.7mm × 4.7mm). Ruled lines: 1/4″ (6.4mm). Crisp plain paper. 48 Pages.
Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2″ × 5-1/2″ (89mm x 140mm).
FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.