From our secret underground laboratory, Field Notes offers the sinister Raven’s Wing, our 8th Quarterly Edition.
The covers were printed by Flywheel Letterpess in Freeport, Illinois on an American-made, black-and-charcoal duplex linen cover stock from Neenah. The outside cover is letterpress-debossed and varnished, black-on-black. The charcoal-colored inside cover is printed in black on a vintage offset press. The graph paper is lined in grey and the 3-Packs come shrink-wrapped with a lovely French Paper Co. “Butcher Orange” belly-band.
For the production of Raven’s Wing we decided to go out, shoot some footage at the printers, and show how they’re made.
Proudly printed by the good people of Flywheel Letterpress, Freeport, Ill., and the equally good people of Service Graphics, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Cover: Neenah Classic Linen 120#C “Epic Black/Charcoal,” with spot-varnished debossed logo/text (outside) and black soy-based Toyo ink (inside).
Innards: Boise Offset Smooth 50#T “White,” with a fine, 1-Color application of “Fog” grey soy-based Toyo ink.
Outside cover printed on a Miehle V50 14" × 20" vertical cylinder press. Inside cover printed on a 1965 Heidelberg KORD 18" × 25¼" offset press.
Innards printed on a Miller TP104 28" × 40" 2-color printing press.
Bound by a Heidelberg ST350 “Stitchmaster” 8-pocket saddle stitcher.
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.
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