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Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers

Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Tartuensis Classic notebooks are quality hardcover notebooks produced by binding new empty pages ...
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Tartuensis Classic notebooks are quality hardcover notebooks produced by binding new empty pages inside old book covers. Every notebook will be unique and included in the notebook is a serial number slip along with the name of the producer as well as the date of production.

SELECTION OF COVERS

All books we use are discards from libraries or individuals. Due to the sheer number of books in circulation today, we stock thousands of covers and have a steady supply of books to keep the shelves full.

When placing an order, you have the option to work with us to select the covers that best match the tastes of your customers. If you so wish, please specify your preferences for language, material, colors, themes, topics etc along with your first order. Feel free to link to items from our retail store as examples. We will get back to you with photos of covers we think might fit your description and you will have a chance to reject the ones that are not to your liking.

After the initial order you will have a dedicated contact in our studio, who will know your preferences and will ensure that the future selection matches your expectations

Most of the covers are unique, but with enough lead time, we can produce several notebooks with the same cover. As a rule, the maximum number of identical notebooks is limited to around 3-5. There are exceptions for more popular books that we have or can acquire more copies of easily.

BINDING

Used books come in a variety of shades and sizes. We have developed a method of preparing blocks of pages and binding them that ensures and exact fit for every cover. Our process also scales to accommodate bigger orders. The resulting notebooks look and behave exactly as books (we have in fact had customers loose them in a bookshelf!). The good fit and scalable production sets Tartuensis Classic notebooks apart from other notebooks with upcycled book covers. For example, with the commonly used coptic binding technique, the binding strings and stitches are visible on the outside of the notebook. This is not so for our Tartuensis Classic notebooks.

We also pay a lot of attention to the sturdiness of the product. We never had a notebook break even with heavy use. Testaments to this by our repeating customers can be found in the feedback section of our Etsy shop.

MATERIALS

Covers can be paper, textile or various synthetic materials. As a rule, book covers with an abstract Nordic design are made of paper, German books with embossed letters and images are textile and Soviet covers with Cyrillic letters are synthetic materials. There are always exceptions.

Content pages are blank/lined/dotted, 115 gsm (grams per square meter) uncoated paper named "Cyclus Offset" (produced in Scandinavia), that includes 50% recycled material. The paper is slightly thicker than normal office paper. There is a slight grayish hue and occasional fine specks from the recycling process, but these do not interfere with writing/drawing. In fact this paper is used for printing books extensively in Northern Europe. Suitable for fountain and ball-point pens, gel pens, fine tip markers/felt pens and pencils.

Other types of paper, ruled paper or custom printing inside the notebook can be arranged with a custom order and extra fees apply.

WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS

Every cover is different and so is every notebook. In general, the notebooks will be about:

Width: 130 mm (5.11")
height: 200 mm (7.87")
thickness: max 25 mm (0.98")

Average number of pages: 192 (96 sheets)

Average weight: 300 g (0.66 lbs)
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers
Hardcover notebook "Tartuensis Classic" from Old Book Covers

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