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On using ink and fountain pens: reviews of our journals

We've had a lot of people asking about how various pens perform in our journals, so we sent out some samples to a few notebook and fountain pen aficionados for their feedback. We'd like to share their reviews here so you can see for yourself! My Pen Needs Ink reviews his complete experience with a Hypothesis and an Experiment journal. He's got a great analysis of how various pens interact with the paper, dry time, etc, in addition to their construction and the cover designs. "Cognitive Surplus has done their research and produced the best recycled paper I have ever written on." My Pen Needs Ink Review The Well Appointed Desk reviews the paper in our Test journals (we're still using this same...

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Statement on the Importance of Sustainability

How We Reduce Our Carbon Footprint We are wholly committed to Carbonfund's mission of "reduce what you can, offset what you can't". The ice caps aren't kind of melting; climate change is real, and we absolutely stand behind taking immediate action. We know that even our small company leaves a footprint for which we are responsible. To start, we swapped all the light bulbs in our studio and warehouse for LEDs, all three of our full-time warehouse staff carpool together, and the Portland studio is attached to Geoff and Kristen's house, so there's no commuting needed. At our Portland studio, we use 100% green power, but we don't have a green power option at our warehouse, so we partnered with Carbonfund! Using their online calculators, we...

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The Great Extinction Event Sale

Some species just aren't built to last. If you're looking for a great deal on science gifts, keep an eye on this extinction event page, and as species are naturally selected, they'll appear here at discounted prices, right before they disappear forever. If you see something you love on this page, act fast - it might be extinct the next time you look!   See Who's Going Extinct

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Holiday Markets!

If you're looking to pick up some gifts in person this holiday season, here's a schedule of our in-person events! Nov 10-12, PortlandNSTA Portland Area ConferenceOregon Convention Center, Portland, OR Booth 405 11am-5pm Thursday9am-3pm Friday9am-noon Saturday(Open to conference attendees only.)  Nov 11-13, PortlandPortland Holiday Food & Gift FestivalOregon Convention Center, Portland, OR Booth 51110am-6pm Friday10am-6pm Saturday10am-5pm Sunday***Here's a coupon for admission, or pre-buy your tickets and skip the line.*** Nov 18-20, DenverDenver Holiday Food & Gift FestivalColorado Convention Center, Denver, CO Booth 82810am-9pm Friday10am-8pm Saturday10am-5pm Sunday***Here's a coupon for admission, or pre-buy your tickets and skip the line.*** Dec 17-18, PortlandGeek the HallsDoubleTree Portland, ORFree to everyone!

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New Notebooks!

After an overwhelming response to our survey and tallying the results, reading all the comments, and much discussion, we are so excited to announce the new version of our Vintage Science Hardcover Journals and a brand new line of Softcover Notebooks. New Hardcover Notebooks • Almost twice the page count - the new version has 192 pages!   • Full width lines on slightly bigger pages. The lines and grid go all the way to the edge of the paper so you get to use your entire page, plus the pages are 5mm wider. • Lined & Grid or Lined & Blank. Some styles will come with a split lined and blank page layout, some with a split lined and grid layout, so you...

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