In high school, we’d use sharpies to doodle smiley faces or our crush’s initials on the front of our notebooks. Now as adults we want that same DIY vibe, but for it all to look a bit more sophisticated. That’s the beauty of custom notebooks!
You don’t have to be a bona fide artist for yours to look awesome. These tips and tricks will help you get started!
Tips for Customizing Your Notebooks
Notebooks are great wedding favors, trade show giveaways, and employee gifts. Your custom design will really stand out if you:
- 1. Stick to your budget.
- 2. Choose an eye-catching cover.
- 3. Use the entire imprint area.
- 4. Print in black or white.
- 5. Add a little extra something.
The good news is you can still find spiral notebooks with a more high-end look or hardcovers that won’t break the bank. Explore your choices and choose one that works best for you.
Marble has been taking over everywhere – home décor, kitchenware, and of course, notebooks. This stylish look is especially great for realtors as client gifts.
A bit of bamboo adds an unexpected look to a traditional notebook. It’s a super eco-friendly material that works well for green non-profits and organizations.
Go for a polished look with a woodgrain notebook. They’re perfect for barnyard weddings, rodeos, and any event with a rustic theme.
These notebooks are made from canvas. They are practical, yet trendy, which makes them essential at college campuses for all those lengthy lectures.
Put a twist on classic spiral notebooks by choosing an option with colorful rings. Kids will especially love using these notebooks for creative writing.
Do you want to make a gift basket for a food lover? A cork-covered journal is great for recipes and fits right in with a nice bottle of wine and set of coasters.
Shine bright by customizing a metallic notebook. A variety of industries can use these eye-catching journals to promote their brand, from banks to hair salons.
Here’s proof that you don’t have to pick just one color. A color block notebook is professional and makes for an awesome employee gift around the holidays.
The gradient look has been a favorite for years. The colors go from light to dark and work well for any event, but especially those with a younger crowd.
Maybe you’re hosting an event with a lot of glitz and glamour like an auction, art gala, or movie premiere. Offer your guests custom notebooks with little metallic dots on the bottom of the cover.
Your custom design can take up the entire cover with full color printing. This option is especially great for healthcare facilities who have colorful logos or ads.
Each notebook above comes with a few ideas on how you can use it, but feel free to mix-and-match to your heart’s content! Ultimately, you want to choose something that’s eye-catching, stylish, and will be carried around everywhere.
A quippy message
The imprint area is set in stone and can’t be changed. The good news is 99.9% of the time it’s front and center on the cover where everyone can see your design!
Add a Little Extra Something
A notebook is an office or classroom essential. It pairs well with a ton of other supplies, but the most obvious addition is a cool pen.
You’ve got a ton of options when it comes to the different types of pens out there. Each one comes with a variety of color options and some even write with special ink!
Pair your notebook with something to write with!
Why You Should Customize Notebooks
Custom notebooks are awesome because you have all the room in the world to be creative. Meanwhile, the people who receive one will use them time and time again for grocery lists, meetings notes, short stories, and everything in between.
The notebooks you choose don’t have to be plain and boring. Get colorful and creative and you’ll really make an impression!
The Bottom Line
Remember, in this case people will be judging your notebook on its cover! Hopefully these tips and tricks help you feel ready to conquer your next custom project.