Doane Paper + Giveaway

Heads up UK folks – you can now get US-made Doane Paper here! It’s now stocked in the UK exclusively by Fox and Hardy, who were lovely enough to send me some to try out, and to giveaway to you guys.

Doane Paper Notebooks from Fox and Hardy
They stock the Coloured Utility Notebooks, which come in packs of 6, for £19.95. These are normal memo book size and are stapled (as you can see). I LOVE the colour choices, and the covers are slightly matte, which is a really cool finish.

Doane Paper Notebooks from Fox and Hardy
The print of the paper is pretty unique – a cross between grid and lined, which came about when Chad Doane noticed half of people use grid, half use lined and he wanted to come up with a type of paper that allows people to use both a the same time. I must say, I think this will take me a little while to get used to, but I think it’s a great idea.

Doane Paper Notebooks from Fox and Hardy
I tested out the paper with my usual suspects; Mark’s Days ballpoint pen (biro), Muji Gel pen, Pedlar’s Signet 100 pencil, Kaweco Al-Sport and Le Pen felt tip. This paper holds up so well with all of these, it’s definitely up near the top in terms of the best I’ve tried. Even with fountain pen you can’t see the ink through the page, which is amazing. I’m impressed.

Doane Paper Notebooks from Fox and Hardy
Doane Paper Notebooks from Fox and Hardy

They also stock the Flap Jotter in the small size, which comes in packs of 3 for £12. It’s a reporter style notepad, and has the same Doane paper. You can also buy a leather case for your jotter.

So, I’m going to give away 3 of these Utility Notebooks to one lucky reader:

Doane Paper Notebooks from Fox and Hardy
In order to enter yourself into the giveaway, please comment below and say which of the 3 colours you’d like – I’m afraid I already used the dark blue, to test the paper, but you can choose from the rest.

The rules:

  1. Comment on this post by Monday 27th April 2015, 5pm GMT
  2. I will choose a winner at random
  3. This competition is only open to those in Europe I’m afraid (given that the notebooks have come all the way from the US, it seems silly to open this up to further afield than Europe).
  4. One entry per person

So get commenting – which colours are your favourite?

One last thing –  Fox and Hardy also sent me one of their super cool bandanas, and since I was wearing it to keep my hair out of my face when I took the photos for this post, I thought I’d share a shameless selfie 😉

Tessa Sowry in Bandana

Comments

these are just too nice! especially the grey, red and mustard ones. lovely stuff.

Posted 4 years ago by bekah Reply

The red, yellow and green ones are the nicest! I never knew traffic light colours could be so heart-achingly beautiful <3

Posted 4 years ago by Kaili Reply

NICE!!! I must try them!

Posted 4 years ago by Worshipblues Reply

Gotta be Orange, Red and Light Blue! Nice to see more U.S. brands here in the UK

Posted 4 years ago by Tj Cosgrove Reply

Green, orange, and red

Posted 4 years ago by Allan Reply

red, light blue and grey would be great!!

Posted 4 years ago by Luke Reply

I love the dark blue.

Posted 4 years ago by Phil Lee Reply

I love the pale blue and grey ones! Thanks for the giveaway.

Posted 4 years ago by Rachel Reply

I contacted Doane a while back to ask about paper but they weren’t shipping to the UK at that time so this is good news. I like the traffic light combination of red, yellow and green.

Posted 4 years ago by Steve Hodgson Reply

Green looks ace. Or orange. Light blue’s nice too. Can I just say all of them?

Posted 4 years ago by owen Reply

I love Grey, Mustard and Red.

Posted 4 years ago by Sandra Bettencourt Reply

I love the Mustard, Grey and Red 🙂

Posted 4 years ago by Laurence Reply

I also contacted Doane Paper about UK shipping and got an email back from Chad Doane himself, which I really appreciated. I’m so glad that Fox & Hardy are now stocking these. Chad suggested that I use the DP pdf and create my own notebooks from that, which I’ve tried. However, the idea of just buying a bunch of these ready-made is so much easier! I wish Doane Paper all the success in the world – they’re a great company!

Posted 4 years ago by Maria Berry-Lee Reply

I was excited to see these come to Europe finally. The grid and line thing is just so interesting. I’d love to use the grey, green and red.

Posted 4 years ago by Fred Reply

I’ve also been interested in these previously, nice to see them available.

I’d go red or green but wouldn’t say no to any of them.

Posted 4 years ago by Nick Reply

I like the orange and the red and the — oh all right then, the light blue as well.

Posted 4 years ago by John Keogh Reply

They look fab – I’m going to have to get meself some new notebooks I think 🙂

Posted 4 years ago by John Reply

I love the red one! 🙂

Posted 4 years ago by Jenna O Reply

Definitely red!

Posted 4 years ago by Rich Hughes Reply

Light blue, green and Orange! They just more appealing when they group together! 🙂

Posted 4 years ago by Monica Reply

Cool giveaway! I love the grey, orange and green!

Posted 4 years ago by Alex Reply

Yay!!- Really pleased to see that the Doane notebooks are now available in the UK, thanks for letting us know, can’t wait to try them out 🙂 My favourite colours are dark blue, green & grey

Posted 4 years ago by Janette May Reply

The mustard one!

Posted 4 years ago by Wei-Lin Reply

Love the light blue!
paper looks fab, love grid but sometimes lined is necessary! Think daughter would like to so writing practice on this too!

Posted 4 years ago by Sarah Thomas Reply

nice!

Posted 4 years ago by ThomasM Reply

red!

Posted 4 years ago by ThomasM Reply

I love the Mustard, Red and Grey!

Posted 4 years ago by Brian Hoch Reply

I’m ineligible since I’m in the US. I just love those colors.

Posted 4 years ago by Brian Hoch Reply

I’d love to enter please.

Buckets & Spades

Posted 4 years ago by Matthew Pike Reply

Grey, green and yellow looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

Posted 4 years ago by Naty Reply

I really love the Lilac one and the fact that the ink does not come through to the other side of the paper

Posted 4 years ago by Elizabeth Osborne Reply

Ooh – mustard, green and grey, please!

Posted 4 years ago by Tom Reply

Summer is coming so light blue for clear skies, green for grass under bare feet and red for…um..sunburn!

Posted 4 years ago by Michael Reply

Lovely, green & mustard please!!

Posted 4 years ago by Carl Reply

Red the colour of passion, yellow the colour of cowardice and green the colour of envy!

Posted 4 years ago by Kylie Reply

Light blue, yellow and red! They’re bright and sure to draw attention to how neat they are.

Posted 4 years ago by Paul Reply

Oooh, the light blue one I think! What a lovely giveaway, thank you!

Posted 4 years ago by Belinda Reply

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