Grass Stain Green, our 3rd Quarterly Edition, features a letterpress-printed super-heavy 100# French Pop-Tone cover, with a matching light green graph on the inside pages.
The covers are unlike our usual offset-printed covers. Letterpress printing creates an impression in the paper. This debossed effect with a tinted spot varnish gives our Field Notes artwork a subtle and earthy texture.
Proudly printed by the good people of Service Graphics, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. and the relief printing masters of Flywheel Letterpress, Freeport, Ill.
Cover: French Pop-Tone 100#C "Gumdrop Green," with just about the meanest letterpress "blind hit" on the cover, as well as a thick, brute force, 1-Color application of "Green Mind" green ink everywhere else.
Innards: Boise Offset Smooth 50#T "White," with a leafy, soy-based 1-Color application of "Photosynthesizing Chlorophyll" light green ink.
Cover printed on a Heidelberg SP 102 28" × 40" 6-color printing press.
Innards printed on a Didde 17½" × 22" 5-color printing press.
Binding by a McCain 8-pockeet saddle stitcher, with appreciation to Samuel Slocum, George W. McGill and William J. Brown – the "Founding Fathers of the Staple."
Corners precisely rounded to ⅜" (9.5mm) by a CRC round-corner machine.
Graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm).
Memo book dimensions are 3½" × 5½" (89mm × 140mm).
Field Notes uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
All Field Notes memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A.
“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”