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Pitch Black Ruled Memo Books | Field Notes

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Our̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Pitch Black?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? dot-graph Field Notes Memo Book was̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_introduced̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_in 2013, and it quicky became one of our most popular memo books. After a few reprints, weve made some upgrades, and were now offering̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_a range̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_of Pitch Black books with a variety of options.

Our classic 3-1/2"̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 5-1/2" Pitch̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Black̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_memo̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_books are still available in 3-Packs with the original̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Dot-Graph̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_60# Finch Opaque body paper, but theres also a Ruled version now. Both versions are̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_bound with glossy black staples and sturdy̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_118# covers featuring new, Field̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Notes-exclusive black/kraft duplex paper̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_from French Paper Co.̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_(see film below). The family also features̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_a̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_new̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Pitch Black logo̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_discreetly printed̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_on the back.̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_(We just̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_might get that tattooed somewhere?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»?_)

Looking for a bigger book? Pitch Black is also now available in a larger Note Book size (4-3/4" ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 7-1/2") with either Dot-Graph or Ruled pages. Get em here!

Pitch Blacks always been considered Field Notes more ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??urbane?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? offering, a favorite everywhere from the white-collar̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_downtown̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_boardroom to the black-turtleneck̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_uptown̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_studio. The new̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_kraft inside covers̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_add̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_a hint of earthy̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_charm to Pitch Blacks̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_hip̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_professionalism. Or professional hipness, if you prefer. Either way, Pitch Black makes a fashionable home for your best ideas.



Pitch Black has always been one of our best sellers. Aside from̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_expanding̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the Pitch Black series̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_to include additional sizes and interior page styles, weve also upgraded̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the look and feel of the books. Perhaps the biggest change is moving the series to custom-duplexed covers. Working with our pals at the French Paper Company in Niles,̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Michigan, we created a̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Field Notes-exclusive cover stock made up of̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Blacktop?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? for̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the outsides and fused it̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_to̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_our standby̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Packing Brown Wrap?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? for the insides. It was a big undertaking, involving lots̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_of steps and̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_final result is pretty special. For those who dig machines in motion and sweet and̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_messy industrial environments, we present̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Cover Story?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_?,̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_a documentary on the whole̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_process. ̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_

  • 01.

    Proudly printed by the good people of eDOC Communications, Mount Prospect, Ill.

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    Cover: French Paper Co. custom-made 118#C ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Pitch Black Duplex?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? (?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Blacktop?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? and ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Packing Brown Wrap?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_?) with a brute force application of ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Stephanite?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? (outside) and ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Dachshund Nose Black?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? (inside) soy-based Saphira inks.

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    Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Bright White,?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? with a fine, 1-color application of ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Light Mist Gray?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? soy-based Saphira ink.

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    Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color press.

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    Bound with gloss black staple wire on a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 5-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder/scorer & Rima RS 10S in-line stacker.

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    Corners precisely rounded to 3/8" (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge SCM double round-corner machine.

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    Dot-Graph grid: 3/16" ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 3/16" (4.7mm ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 4.7mm). Ruled lines: 1/4" (6.4mm).

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    Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2" ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 5-1/2" (89mm ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 140mm).

  • 09.

    FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.

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    All FIELD NOTES note books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

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    UPCs: FN-33 Dot-Graph: 00858493003523, FN-34 Ruled: 00858493003530

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