The original journals that set us on our path: Open Spine Books by Citrus Book Bindery!
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An excellent quality all-purpose paper suitable for writing, drawing, fountain pens, and mixed-media journalling. It is soft white in colour and uncoated with a very light tooth. This is our most popular choice, offering the least amount of show-through from front to back and still a good number of pages.
Our most popular paper is also an excellent choice for artists! The surface is uncoated so it grabs dry media without loosing depth, but the paper has been internally sized for wet strength allowing watercolours and other paints to perform beautifully.
Extremely close in feel and colour to our standard 140gsm, but made with 80% recycled material! It is still treated for wet media so your inks and paints will behave beautifully, however it does have a slightly more rough surface so brush and fountain pen users will likely still prefer our standard 140 or 120 papers.
This extra smooth paper is ideal for juicy fountain pens and brush lettering without wearing on your nibs. With 20% cotton blended in, the surface is buttery smooth but uncoated so there is no unpleasant slickness or long drying times. Page counts are the same as our 140gsm standard paper, but the finished books and inserts are considerably thinner due to the lighter weight and higher compression of the surface.
The same quality and surface as our 140gsm standard paper in a thinner package! This lighter-weight option offers the maximum number of pages per journal while still boasting minimal show-through with most inks. If you want the maximum number of pages we can pack into a book and you don’t mind a little more ghosting then this is the paper for you!
Available in 20 gorgeous colours to suit every style! Our coloured papers are a lovely thickness with the perfect amount of tooth for beautiful work in graphite, coloured pencil, charcoals, pastels, and other dry media. (Some ink work is also lovely, though we don’t recommend it for super juicy inks as the paper is not treated for wet media).
A superb acid-free paper suitable for watercolour and other wet-media. Our watercolour paper has a NOT finish (slightly rough) and is a mid-white shade. It holds without fraying even through repeated layering and scrubbing.
Finally, all of our papers (standard and watercolour) are acid- and chlorine- free to ensure the longest possible lifetime for your precious work.
All of our writing papers are available in a variety of patterns:
We are also able to do specialist patterns such as isometric, french / seyes grid, & calligraphy on request!
Still not sure? Try our sampler paper pack!
Our traditional journals come in 8 different sizes. From largest to smallest:
Our refillable journals and inserts come in 11 different sizes*. From largest to smallest:
* This is the size of the insert that fits in the cover – the cover itself will be taller and wider to protect the pages.
All UK orders are shipped via Royal Mail Tracked unless otherwise arranged and are typically received 1-2 working days after shipping, but please be aware that this is not a guaranteed service, and delays do occasionally still occur.
International shipping costs include tracking where available. Please note that tracking is not available in certain locations.
Orders are typically received in 1-2 weeks from posting, but please understand that delays can occur, particulary with customs, so this can not be guaranteed. If you need guaranteed delivery by a certain date please contact me prior to placing your order for additional shipping options.
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the UK may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates. All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms.