A notebook is a set of sheets of paper, printed or blank, used to take notes, draw, write, do homework or add notes.
Some variants of the notebook are the booklet, pocket book, exercise book, scrap-book or sketchbook.


The format of a notebook varies depending on its purpose. These are the most common formats:
A4, A5, A6, A7, Folio, 155x215, 105x155, 75x105
Although they can be custom manufactured with different dimensions.

If the notebook is for drawing, the format is usually somewhat larger, and we can find measurements such as:
A3 or A3+ or even A2


Colour (four-colour), black or mixed.

The printing of the pages of a notebook is generally the same for all of them and can be classified into several types:

  • Squared notebook
  • Graph notebook
  • Bullet journal
  • Lined notebook
  • Plain notebook

For the inside of notebooks it is most common to use offset paper, to easily allow notes or drawings on the surface.

The weight to be used for the inside paper varies depending on the type of notebook. In notebooks, it can be an offset from 80 to 120 grams.
For sketch books the weights are usually higher, even reaching 300 or 350 g in order to better withstand watercolours or inks to paint without wrinkling or damaging the surface of the paper.

Notebook covers can be printed on any existing material and weight on the market, the possibilities are unlimited, although the most common are:
Coated, offset, recycled, card and various specialities. It is even common to protect the covers by printing them on rigid, PVC or polypropylene media.
Even printing on them.


The types of binding for a notebook are very varied.
It is common to find notebooks bound using saddle-stitching with staple. Spiral or wire-o binding is also used. Some notebooks are even bound simply by gluing the pages.

In another type of slightly more elaborate notebooks, we can find rustic milled or rustic stitched thread and even hard cover bindings.

Type of Cover

The most common types of notebook covers are: Single cover, hard cover...

Hard covers or cardboard covers: In this type of binding the inner sheets are covered with a rigid cardboard cover that is 2 or 2.5 mm thick.

In wire-o or spiral bound notebooks, it is also quite common to protect the notebook covers with a front cover and back cover made of rigid material, PVC or polypropylene to ensure greater durability. Even printing on them.

Finishes and Effects

These are some of the resources and finishes that can be used on the covers and on some of the inside pages of the notebooks if necessary:

  • Plastic-coated / laminated
  • UV varnish
  • Drip off varnish
  • Stamping
  • Embossing
  • ...

Plastic coating or laminating protect the product and prevent its deterioration over time.


Notebooks or notepads are a very effective means of advertising and their use is widespread.

If the notebooks are for children, it is advisable to use spiral plastic manufacturing to avoid accidents.