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Clairefontaine Classic Mini Top Staple Bound Notepad (3 x 4)

SOLD IN ASSORTED COLORS

Conveniently sized for your pocket, the Clairefontaine Classic Mini Top Staple Bound Notepad (3 x 4) makes it easy to record information on the go. This flip up notebook with its reinforced staple bound binding features the best writing paper in the world, produced by Clairfontaine in a historic, eco-powered mill from tree pulp harvested from certified sustainable forests. This 90 g pH neutral, acid-free paper has a luxurious smooth-as-satin finish and the attractive laminated cover is considered iconic in France. We love these notepads for small poems and flights of fancy; what will you use yours for?

  • 160 pages (80 sheets)
  • 90 g, ph neutral, acid free paper, extra smooth satin finish
  • Assorted colors
  • Scored back covers w/perforated sheets
  • Stiff back cover for extra support
  • Laminated covers
  • Item #: pcl6552
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 Classic Mini Top Staplebound Notepad (3 x 4)

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 Classic Notebooks and Notepads include 90 g acid-free white paper, laminated covers in assorted colors, and a smooth satin paper finish.


Clairefontaine Classic Mini Top Staplebound Notepad (3 x 4)

Book Style

Book Cover Style
Soft Cover

Book Size
Mini

Binding Style
Top Staplebound

Page Style
Graph

Number of Pages
80 sheets

Detachable Pages
80 sheets

Detachable Method
Micro-Perforated

Page Corners
Squared

Paper Properties

Paper Finish
Smooth Satin

Eco

Eco Cred
PEFC Certified Paper

 
Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

 
Vegetable-Based Ink

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.