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Clairefontaine A4 Ruled Hard Cover Notebook (8.25 x 11.75)


Expect perfection with the Clairefontaine A4 Hardcover Notebook (8.25 x 11.75)! The iconic Mondrian-like cover is waterproof and features a lustrous laminated sheen. This extra protection supports your table-free writing, whether writing poetry on a sunny park bench or journaling on a distant train. Either way, the archival quality paper-produced in France since 1858-will preserve your words and memories on its satiny-smooth vellum finish. This 90 g pH neutral and acid free paper is ruled with a margin and has a linen-thread sewn binding. Clairefontaine, the only European manufacturer producing its own paper for its own products, makes its chlorine-free paper in an historic, eco-powered mill from tree pulp harvested from certified sustainable forests. Take this notebook on your next table-free adventure.

  • 192 pages (96 sheets)
  • 90 g, ph neutral, acid free paper, extra smooth satin finish
  • Sewn binding
  • Ruled w/margin (lined pages)
  • Assorted Colors
  • Hardcover
  • Item #: pcl9045
PEFC Certified Paper
PEFC Certified Paper

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Acid-Free (pH Neutral)
Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

Acid-free paper is paper that has a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater) and is lignin- and sulfur-free. This ensures the paper does not yellow or become brittle over time.

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Clairefontaine A4 Ruled Hardcover Notebook (8.25 x 11.75)

The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France, and has become famous for their exceptional paper quality. Clairefontaine is currently the only European manufacturer making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. All of Clairefontaine's Hardcover Notebooks include 90 g acid-free white paper, a reinforced waterproof laminated cover, and a smooth satin paper finish.

Clairefontaine A4 Ruled Hardcover Notebook (8.25 x 11.75)

Book Style

Book Cover Style
Hard Cover

Book Size

Binding Style
Thread-Bound (Sewn)

Page Style

Number of Pages
192 pages (96 leaves)

Page Corners

Paper Properties

Paper Finish
Smooth Satin


Eco Cred

Vegetable-Based Ink

Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

PEFC Certified Paper

Located in the Vosges region of France, Clairefontaine was established in 1863 on the site of a 16th century paper mill. The firm is noted for being the first school stationery manufacturer in France, and, to this day, European students from kindergarten through doctoral studies appreciate the fine quality of Clairefontaine's notebooks.

Clairefontaine is currently the only manufacturer making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. Clairefontaine reduces its water consumption through advanced recycling of the water used in the production process. The water is returned to the River Meurthe cleaner than when it arrived at the Vosges mill. The water is so clean when it leaves the facility local people can fish, boat and swim downstream within sight of the mill.

Another point of interest: The ink of all Clairefontaine and Rhodia products have been changed to abide by the most stringent European environmental standards such as REACH and NF. They are now water based rather than petroleum or solvent based. They are non toxic and non irritating. While the colors remain the same, they are now made from vegetable oil pigments rather than mineral one. Those inks can be made from a variety of sources including soy-bean, corn and linseed oils.