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Introducing THE STENO

June 18th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Enjoy this quick film about the production process behind THE STENO. The covers are silk-screened. You might also be interested in our previous printing films covering letterpress and foil stamping.

mononaWe’ve been listening. Devoted Field Notes fans have asked for a larger notebook, something to keep on their desks to go along with our pocket-sized and portable originals. So today we’re announcing the new Field Notes Brand STENO BOOK.

THE STENO is 6″ by 9″ with a black, Double-O Wiring spiral binding at the top, so it lies flat, open or closed. The cover is a beefy 60 pt. “Super Duty Chipboard” from Newark Paperboard Mills, and there are 80 pages of Gregg-Ruled, Finch Paper “Opaque Smooth” 70# text paper inside. We’ve been testing them here and frankly, we wonder how we ever got on without them. They’re the perfect form to keep open on your desk at all times.

THE STENO is available right now, individually and also as part of a newly configured KIT.

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Letterpress and Rounded Corners

June 17th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Sort of like “How It’s Made,” but with much cooler music. Our new film is about about the making of the Fall COLORS edition, “Raven’s Wing.”

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Dry Transfer

March 19th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

We asked our Graphic Arts teacher, Mr. Bedell, to demonstrate how to use the new Dry Transfer Edition for spring.

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Fused I Say, Fused!

December 12th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

The inside covers and interior pages of the Balsam Fir notebooks were offset-printed in “Wet Bark Black” at Envision Graphics in Bloomingdale IL, then the covers were sent to Diecrafters in historic Cicero, IL for hot foil stamping. This is FIELD NOTES’ first foray into foil stamping, and the process is shown in the video above. The press is a Kluge EHE 14×22, manufactured by Brandtjen & Kluge in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Hot foil stamping is fairly similar to letterpress printing (as seen in our Raven’s Wing video) but instead of ink, colored or metallic foil (or holograms!) are fused onto the paper with a heated die, In this case, a snow-white matte non-metallic ‘foil’ was used, rolls of the material can be seen mounted above the printer. Each roll was aligned to a specific print position on the sheet to minimize wasted foil. The finished covers went back to Bloomingdale to be cut, assembled, bound, trimmed, round-cornered, belly-banded, and shrink-wrapped, and they’ll be in your hands soon!

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Monona County Fair

July 28th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

“OK, everybody make sure to use the bathroom, it’s a long drive and I dont want to be stopping every half hour.” A Field Notes Road Trip for the Summer 2010 “County Fair” Edition.

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Dum Dah Dee Dum

December 21st, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

To celebrate the first year of Field Notes COLORS we’ve put together this little video. The video was made with a still camera, some moss and a bunch of props but it was when the band Margaret Helen King (iTunes) from Canberra, Australia let us use their song Amen that it really came together. Thanks for that.

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