I really do need to be less tardy with my blogging. A couple of months ago I decided to gocco print another batch of minion cahiers… and they’ve been available in my Etsy shop for over a month, I just hadn’t got round to telling you all about them!
In the past I’ve used Moleskine cahiers, but they’re quite expensive and I wanted to be able to offer these to my customers at a better price so I had a look around and eventually found some similar cahiers at Hema. Aesthetically they look very similar, although the Hema books contain more pages than the Moleskine ones and lack the pocket on the inside of the back cover.
As it turns out those extra pages were my undoing. Why? Because they didn’t allow the notebook to sit completely flat in the gocco printer. I messed up quite a few books before working out that I would have to block out the text portion of my original design and just use the minion image, because the text just wasn’t printing clearly. A little disappointing, although in a way it just goes to reinforce the fact that most things I make are one of a kind, or from a small batch.
The books are available here.