If you're familiar with Field Notes, you know how this brand loves to explore materials, inks, printing processes and other special effects with their Quarterly Editions. At first glance, you’ll see Field Notes have taken foil stamping to an extreme stamping Sappi’s premium McCoy 100# cover stock with a silvery-black metallic foil, covering the whole book, everything but the spine. That portion features a stripe of vibrant orange ink with a soft-touch varnish. The cover text is embossed, giving the whole book a retro-futuristic machine feel.
This is their first pocket memo book without staples! The books are PUR-bound (video), using an advanced polyurethane adhesive that’s both stronger and more flexible than regular perfect binding.
Inside, you’ll find “Bright White” Finch Fine Smooth 70# text paper, a brighter-white version of the paper found (and beloved) in the "America the Beautiful” limited edition. It’s ruled in “Frost Gray” with a double-rule of “DDC Orange” up top.
It all turned out to be a very complicated printing process, involving a lot of testing, lots of steps, many press checks and some serious challenges for our printers. In the end, they came through and really nailed it. These books look simply amazing.
Number of pages:
89mm × 140mm