EcoBooks: Heavy on the Payoff, Easy on the Conscience

“Spring has sprung;

The grass has ris’;

I wonder where the flowers is.

-Not an ancient proverb (it’s a quote from my Grandma.)

April is rapidly approaching, which means celebrating Earth Month! Why not celebrate with our Eco-friendly products?

As a FSC® Certified company, we try to make our carbon footprint more of a carbon tip-toe. We take great pride in making our products as environmentally friendly as possible by using vegetable-based inks, recycled scrap metal for our wire binding, and recycled cover materials. To add a cherry on top of that sustainability dream, all of our filler is responsibly sourced, and we also offer 100% recycled EcoFiller as an upgrade. I’m not saying we’re heroes, but I do believe Captain Planet would be impressed.

To make going Eco-Friendly even easier, we offer our Eco Line, made strictly from recycled materials.

Our EcoTuc journal is a great option, with a unique ‘wrap-and-tuck’ design that keeps your notes protected. Opt for our Natural or EcoBlack cover, or switch it up and do a Natural front cover with an EcoBlack wrapped back!

Our EcoBooks offer a more traditional design, with 4 size options and 3 material covers. EcoBooks components are comprised of post-consumer 100% recycled materials for earth-friendly note-taking!

Enjoy the convenience of our classic wire-bound journals with a guilt-free conscience with EcoBooks.

Doubling-down on our sustainability efforts is the EcoWrap. Offered in two sizes, these bad boys are not only made of recycled materials, but are also refillable.

Once your client has their journal settled, don’t forget about a pen! Our EcoPen and MiniEcoPens are made with recycled plastic and paper. They write beautifully and are a favorite amongst our JB Team!

The Eco Pen, a quality retractable pen made with recycled paper, and plastic with a flat wooden pocket clip. Black ink.

As with all of our products, our Eco Line can be upgraded with imprints, custom filler, tip-ins, and more. Customization is still key, even when we’re trying to save the world! 


Behind the Scenes: What’s a Sample?

What’s in a Sample?

Samples: not only are they conducive to having the best day at CostCo; they’re also crucial for offering your customers the best options at JournalBooks! You wouldn’t buy a puppy without petting it right? So let’s get these books in your customers’ hands so they can feel that JB Quality!

Meet our newest member of the Samples Dept., Sam!

Whether your client knows exactly what they’re looking for, or has no idea at all, a sample can help seal the deal for you. We know we offer a lot of options, so the JB Sales Team is happy to help guide you in a general direction based on your customers’ needs. From there, all you have to do is email the Sample Department at (Don’t forget the S’!) and tell them:

  • what to send (item code, size, color… include as much or as little detail as you want)
  • where to send it (shipping address)
  • what shipping account you’d like it on (FedEx or UPS only, please)
  • when you need it by (We don’t want to miss your client’s big meeting!)

If you have further questions about the samples being sent, do not fear! The Sample Department is happy to help get what you’re looking for.

Our SwatchBooks and FoilBoxes are also available to help you
navigate all the JournalBooks has to offer.

One thing to note is that all of our samples come from overruns of previous projects. What does this mean to you?

  1. If a specific product hasn’t been ordered in a while, or it’s a hot item and flying off the shelves, the Sample Department may not have the EXACT combination you’re looking for in stock. To rectify this, they will send the closest item available along with references to show the features it’s lacking. This may include swatches, another book in the size you’re looking for, a separate folder or tip-in, etc.
  2. All samples have random imprints, as we do not send blank samples. Why is this? It keeps our samples free of charge! (with the exception of shipping charges) In addition to keeping cost down for YOU, it also keeps our inventory of blank books available for your customers to order away! 
Our Samples, sitting pretty, waiting to be requested by you!

Our Sample Department takes requests Monday-Friday until 4 pm EST. Anything sent after 4 pm will be sent the next business day. Tracking information is emailed at the end of each business day.

Giving Thanks to Our JB Team

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Unlike millions of turkeys (sorry, turkeys), we here at JournalBooks, have a lot to be thankful for this year.

For us, Thanksgiving is all about community. We are proud to have our products made right here in Charlotte, North Carolina and couldn’t do that without our amazing Production staff. One of the ways we show how grateful we are for these unsung heroes is with our Annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck. Our office staff whips up their favorite dishes for the production staff to enjoy as a thank you for all of their hard work. Not only is this tradition a tasty one, but it’s also exciting to experience how our team celebrates with different cultures and traditions coming together to create one big delicious meal.

In addition to our in-house celebration, we also like to show our gratitude in our community by helping our neighbors in need. This year, we are sponsoring a Food and Fund Drive for Second Harvest of Metrolina. The Food Bank serves over 700 non-profit partners including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and low-income day cares in order to help feed 527,000 people living in poverty in 19 North and South Carolina counties. If you’d like to help us contribute, you can donate online HERE