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Customizable notebooks, the perfect gift for Season’s Greetings


Customizable notebooks, a present for the all family

The Season’s Greetings period comes and with it that famous question: what am I going to offer? It’s always difficult to find the good answer and especially in time.

The most popular reasons at this fact are: we don’t know what to offer, we ask ourselves “if this present is displeasing to him/her” and mostly “hasn’t I offer this gift last year?”.

Mypaperbook gives you a little help with its assortment of customizable notebooks. They are an opportunity to mark the occasion in this festive season by offering a unique and customizable object to people around you. So get out of the circle of issues and the ordinary gift such as a tablet, a laptop, a perfume, chocolates. Indulge with a customizable notebook.

To note, you can choose among one of this four fluorescent edge colors: green, pink, orange and yellow; or among one of this three colors: gold, silver and black.

Customizable notebooks, a perfect gift for business

To borrow a sentence mentioned in the previously paragraph: originality is your best asset during this Season’s Greetings. More singular than a chocolate box or traditional greeting cards, custom notebooks are an opportunity to show the commitment you have for your customers, your employees. Also, have a better longevity. Indeed, they go slower than a box of chocolates.

Often seen as an obligation, the year-end gift is a real asset . It is in the minds of those who receive it and remains a memory to which it is attached. So, be a vehicle for your company with custom notebooks Mypaperbook for the year 2016. Just, add a personal touch which will be so for all those to whom you offer them.

Notebook is a must to transcribe your thinking and you’re a partner for the Season’s Greetings.

The origins of the notebook

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In the beginning there was …

Going back in time to discover the history of the notebook or rather the “calepin”. The notebook term, comes from the name of an Italian religious scholar named Ambrogio Calepino (1435-1511). He published in 1502 a Latin dictionary, and over the years he completed it with other languages (Hebrew, Italian … ). This work knew an astounding sucess in Europe during this decade and made this Latin dictonnary the reference books.

But how is this dictionary became a notebook ? Being taken during trip or travel, it was regularly annotated either personal reflection or enriches notes over meetings. Its format has adapted in collecting small book for notes for more convenience, and then like a personal notebook. The notebook that we know today, hasn’t started with the a small size. These are the men and women who shaped it with their uses over time.

The 20th century notebook

The current notebook offers us a world of possibilities and many use (notes, drawings, collection of thought… ) . Its format has also been reworked to be in adequation with our contemporary practices.

For example we can choose :

  • its size
  • the type of coverage
  • its binding accessories (bookmarks, edge color… )
  • the number of pages and features like tiles, lineage, white page, custom page…

Notebooks aren’t make up white pages and one coverage. They are colorful and multiple to answer different expectations. Mypaperbook notebooks reflect this customization. You can choose the edge color and coverage’s gilding. And also, use its ruled pages on the right side to your writings or let one’s imagination run wild on the blank page on the left.

Nowadays, the notebooks are often used among office supplies in the companies. Useful, malleable, elegant… the Mypaperbook notebooks offer you stylish way for writing with seven edge colors.

Customizable notebooks Mypaperbook : behind the scenes

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Customizable notebooks Mypaperbook make their cinema…

A surprise guest invested our workshops to capture a few Mypaperbook customizable notebooks’ slices of life. Who could it be, who are we talking about? Small clues to its identity: it loves the spotlight, it’s rather high-tech, it always had very specific “goals”. You found? No more mystery, this is a camera. During several hours, it filmed the daily life and work of our craftsmen in carrying customizable notebooks Mypaperbook. Immersion in our production workshops heart, to lift the veil surrounding the beautiful realization of our customizable notebooks…

Details of the manufacturing excellence

This video was made in our workshop in Grenoble, a town in the heart of the Alps in France, and shows the universe and the different stages of our notebooks’ production. You can, among other things, to discover “modern” machines and “old-fashioned”, like the Original Heidelberg aged over 60 years-old who realizes the amazing marking on Mypaperbook’s covers. But also watch our craftsmen’s savoir-faire and expertise in paper handling and customizable notebooks’ assembly.

To give you an overview and help you to decrypt the follow operations, here are the three keys to understand of manufacturing excellence:

  • printing, assembly and binding of binders (“cahiers”) with a specific technique named perfect binding or in French “dos carré collé”
  • cutting, marking and the creation of the crease covers to decrease the resistance to bending, and to obtain a neat fold
  • the body assembly notebooks (binders assembled) with the coverage that will be pasted-paper on the back

Soon, Mypaperbook you open new pages of its history with new videos and pictures. For now, this video is to be found on our networks Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and also on Youtube. If you enjoyed this video, please share it!

Customizable notebooks, a unique greetings card for 2016

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04Why we send us greetings cards?

The greeting card comes from the Far East. It was used to wish his vows to friendship or business people met throughout the year. Rather formal, these paper cards had different sizes depending on the addressee (public figure, noble…). Some cards could have disproportionate dimensions, requiring rolling them up like a parchment.

Greeting cards that we know today, with a smaller format, have them starting point England in the 19th century. With the first stamp in 1840, more and more people sent cards and letters. Also, the lithography (invented during this century) had the beginning to the explosion of the greeting card.

With the printing process, greeting cards have been standardized for a public using. This paper size has persisted through the ages and is still present today. However, with the progress of digital device we can see digital greeting cards, text message to wish New Year Eve and also dedicated applications for every celebration. But, the paper greeting card is still a proof of attention and elegance, a unique present that shows an attachment to people.

Customizable notebooks, an original greeting card for companies

Now, it’s the moment for families, friends and also companies to thank men and women who have count throughout the year. These thanks are usually a paper greeting card to wish an happy new year, health, prosperity, happiness… .

Customizable notebooks are a way to celebrate differently the end of a year and the beginning to another. In respect of paper tradition, customizable notebooks Mypaperbook wait you to customize them. You have choice two blenders and seven colour edges.

For companies, it’s the occasion to make the different to its clients. With these customizable notebooks, celebrate the New Year with a prestigious present that will be reflected your company’s values, your image and your greetings. These notebooks are the perfect association between authenticity and modernity.

Customizable notebooks discover the Luxepack Monaco exhibition 2015

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Customizable notebooks display at Monaco

Mypaperbook and his team were present at the luxury exhibition and packaging the 21th, 22th and 23rd October at the Grimaldi Forum at the center of Monaco. Our customizable notebooks, on the stand of the Manufacture d’Histoire Deux-Ponts, received a warm reception from visitors. Our customizable notebooks have made an amazing entrance in the world of luxury and luxury packaging, thanks to its colour slice and its very classy black cover. An irresistible desire to grasp all 7 notebooks collection have often grazed the spirit of our dear visitors, who came away with Mypaperbook’s entire communication as a present.

Mypaperbook had come to expose and allow to do discover its new customizable notebooks: done to our customizable notebooks, have been sold and have won the heart of many visitors! Mypaperbook is on its way to Paris, and will be back next year to Luxepack 2016, always in company with Manufacture d’Histoires Deux-Ponts. Thanks to all Luxepack’s teams and to all participants for these three days filled in emotion.

Customizable notebooks, a great family’s history… of trades

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Several families of trades involved in the creation of customizable notebooks Mypaperbook. Every step and every craftsman follow in a specific order to guarantee quality and excellence for each notebooks.

Initially, the project manager receives and deals with the customer’s request. He is also the ressource person between you and our craftsmen throughout the manufacturing process. Then, each art craft comes shaping, based on its know-how and expertise, the pages of your notebooks. The production manager is as for him, the conductor of this beautiful mechanics.

Customizable notebooks: production steps

The craftsmen are brought together depending on the families trades. Here is a short list about trades used for the manufacture of customizable notebooks Mypaperbook.

1. R & D: research laboratory
When you want a special project, the research laboratory team discusses the feasibility of your project. They realize the dummy printing to visualize the appearance and production conditions. It’s also a way to preview the notebooks that you’ve imagined.

2. The prepress
They receive, verify, validate and prepare files for production. In this way, the risk of printing defects are limited and the quality is preserved. This step in particular enable to have a clear file of your logo to better create the iron to be used to mark your notebooks.

3. Shaping
At this stage, craftsmen give the definitive forms at the customizable notebooks. They put together the cover, pages and glue the first-page. Now, it only remains to mark the notebooks of your identity.

4. The specific
Important step since it allows for the finishes of your notebooks to give them your business image or a very personal imagery. Here are the different finishing being counted in creating customizable notebooks:

  • paper cutting
  • creasing of the coverage
  • marking and embossing the cover with your logo or initials
  • gilt edged and printing. Specific step complementary to the shaping step

5. Logistics
In order to fully meet your expectations, our logistics operators prepare the work of routing and check the stock management, the mutli-addressing … for better distribution.

6. The routing
If you wish, you can ask for a transparent film individually or more or enveloping your customizable notebooks. One way to protect them or better offer this notebooks.

7. Shipping
This last step, and not least, makes the final packaging and send your notebooks as soon as possible.

Your customizable notebooks Mypaperbook are now in your hands. It remains for you to discover and affix your writings, your thoughts …