Field Notes

Field News:

On press

January 20th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

In the next few weeks our ninth run of FIELD NOTES memo books will hit the presses. Not only will this printing be larger than ever before, we’ve also added a few new products that should hit shelves in February (see above for one hint!).

If you’ve been using FIELD NOTES for a while, you may notice that while consistency and quality are always superlative, there have been minor aesthetic changes from run to run. The most notable change on our eighth run was the switch from 1/4″ to 3/8″ rounded corners. Comparing old samples, after we’d already gone to press, we noticed our sixth printing had 3/8″ corners (someone didn’t follow spec!) and we liked ‘em a lot. At the corner-cutting press check (left) we surprised the cutter by asking him to try the 3/8″ blades and he came through for us. We found that a larger radius is easier to cut with more accuracy, and the books just look better. Someday, we’ll tell the whole secret history of FIELD NOTES, but this ninth printing is certainly a big milestone for us, and we appreciate all the loads of support from you, our customers, that made it possible.