A logo or your own full color design on the cover
Over the past years, we have worked with organisations throughout the world, to create beautiful sustainable notebooks. Always fitting to the company culture and mission, and at the same time creating a better world.
We are passionate about anything paper related. Writing, drawing, doodling, colouring… You name it, we love it. But what we love – maybe even more – is to change the way paper is produced.
By working together, we can save huge amounts of water, trees, CO2 and energy from being used for no reason at all. And still, you’ll have the most beautiful notebooks.
Excited already? This is what our customers say.
“Better Future consciously chooses future-proof products like Paper on the Rocks’ notebooks because they are beautiful, eco-friendly, and have a story to match. Our branded Rockbooks also make a great gift for our clients because they look good, and are an absolute treat to write on – your pen literally glides over the page.”
“The University of Amsterdam is very pleased with the UvA Rockbooks! We find them to be a rock-solid corporate gift whenever we are visiting foreign institutions and want to give a thank you present for our welcoming hosts. We always receive a lot of positive feedback, especially commenting on the silky feel of the rockpaper.
The order process was simple and the result was exactly what we had hoped for. It was also particularly nice to work with an UvA study abroad alumnus! We’ll definitely return to Paper on the Rocks for our future order.”
“Paper on the Rocks made a beautiful and unique notebook made of stone paper for the Amsterdam Essentials Collection from I amsterdam.
Philip actively participated in the ordering process. Meeting the agreed delivery time was important to us and the entire team of Paper on the Rocks made sure the delivery time was met. We look forward to further cooperation!”
“Early 2020 Wavin ordered beautiful Rockbooks, as we completely share Paper on the Rocks’ mission towards more sustainable water management, and a conscious world in general. We particularly appreciated their proactive advice and flexibility in the design process. Wavin will proudly give these Rockbooks away to guests of our Experience Center, because it’s a lasting gift with a positive impact!”
“We are very pleased with how our Rockbooks turned out. Sustainability and customization are the default and with Philip’s help we’ve also found a beautiful matching pen (from stone!). This combination makes for a very comfortable writing experience.”
Looking for an end-of-year gift, a notebook for your team to jot down their great ideas, or a nice give-away for an event? We’ve got just the book for you.
A custom-made Rockbook or Leafbook will be designed by our designer, to your exact wishes and consists of:
Custom covers are possible from 100 books onwards. Need less than 100 books? Please take a look at our webshop.
Our impact manager Ramon aims to get back to you on the same day.
Ps. You can also send a message to email@example.com or give Ramon a call at +31 (0) 6 28272190
You make a tremendous difference
We are so lucky to have valuable alternatives available up for grabs, it is just a matter of starting to use them.
Rockbooks are only the start. Changing the paper industry is the first chapter if you will. It is part of a larger story we’re writing.
And to be frank, you are essential to its happy ending. Because to truly create a ripple effect in society, to shift the way we produce, consume, and create, we need more conscious people like you. So this is a calling. From us to you. Turn the page, spread the word and join our rock solid movement.
Together, we will write the way forward.
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Why should I order custom Rockbooks or Leafbooks for my company or organization?
Don’t get us started! There’re many reasons to switch to stone paper and leaf paper for beautiful notebooks, we are listing only a few here:
- Many trees are saved, as we only work with 100% tree-free paper types
- A lot of water is saved, because Rockbooks require no water to produce
- Rockbooks are waterproof, which makes them ideal for outside use
- Almost no bleach is used for our books: Rockbooks are naturally white and Leafbooks’ pages are unbleached
- We are a certified B-Corporation, which means that we are “using business as a force for good”
- Waste materials are used to create high-quality notebooks: discarded limestone for Rockbooks and agricultural waste that would be burned for Leafbooks
- The CO2-footprint of Rockbooks and Leafbooks is much smaller than traditional substitutes
What are Rockbooks and Leafbooks made of?
Rockbooks are made from stone paper. Literally: paper made from stone. This sustainable tree-free paper-alternative consists of 80% limestone, which is discarded from quarries thus a waste material. It is combined with 20% HDPE (high-density polyethylene), a recycled type-2 plastic. This process results in a 67% lower CO2-footprint in production.
Leafbooks are made from what we call leaf paper. This is exactly similar to traditional paper, but made from 100% agricultural waste. This means that no trees are cut down for the production of this paper. Using a waste material as a source product for high-quality paper makes for a 47% lower total eco-footprint. No bleach is used for the Leafpaper natural pages.
All our notebooks are made in the Netherlands, adhering to the highest environmental and ethical standards. This includes printing with inks based on vegetable oils only, and roofs filled with solar panels.
And how much valuable resources do I save precisely?
We’re glad you’re asking. Down below you can find the impact per volume of Rockbooks.
|Water savings||CO2 savings||Energy savings||Tree savings|
|500 books||5,33 m3||86,13 kg||1,56 GJ||1,62 trees|
|1000 books||10,66 m3||172,26 kg||3,11 GJ||3,24 trees|
|2500 books||26,64 m3||430,65 kg||7,79 GJ||8,1 trees|
|5000 books||53,28 m3||861,3 kg||15,57 GJ||16,2 trees|
We know you’re probably wondering what these numbers exactly mean. Well, in the case of 2500 books for example… 26,64 m3 water equals 666 showers. 430,65 kg CO2 equals a car ride of 3.845 kilometers. 7,79 GJ equals 279 days of power for an average household. And 8,1 mature trees equals… It couldn’t be that surprising, but that equals exactly 8,1 mature trees. 🙂
This al sounds great, but how does it help me?
Paper on the Rocks wants to show your net positive impact by calculating everything that is saved, ideally compared to any alternative. This information may help you reach (CO2-) reduction targets and to quantify your efforts in preserving precious resources. Please get in touch with Philip to learn more.
How can I get corporate Rockbooks or Leafbooks?
It’s great that our sustainable Rockbooks or Leafbooks may be what you’re looking for! You can order them by contacting Philip, or give him a call directly (+31 6 22 32 41 58).
In our contact, we will help you to create the most beautiful notebook that help saving our planet. Once the design is agreed upon, we will produce the Rockbooks or Leafbooks in about 3 – 4 weeks. Add shipping time to your location, and you can enjoy your very own sustainable notebooks!
What is the minimum order quantity for custom Rockbooks or Leafbooks?
The minimum order quantity for custom Rockbooks or Leafbooks is 100 pieces.
You can create any full-colour cover design, or ask us to help you. The inside cover (and flyleaf for hardcovers only) can be designed in black and white. Full colour inside printing attracts a once-off additional fee. An elastic closing band and reading ribbon can be added to hardcovers in many colours.
From 1000 pieces upwards, it’s possible to also design the Name/Contact page as you please, and include a recurring logo or message on every page of the book. We are happy to discuss alternative sizes to A5, number of pages and anything else from this quantity as well.
Do you offer decreasing prices for larger volumes?
Yes! Not only does the planet benefit from using as much Rockbooks and Leafbooks as possible, they get cheaper the more you order. Please get in touch with Philip to learn all about our prices, and more.
What can I customize when I order corporate Rockbooks or Leafbooks?
We have created an Explainer document, which is available here. It shows exactly what you need to know.
In summary, you can customize the following when ordering custom Rockbooks or leafbooks:
- Outside cover in any full-colour design
- Inside cover in any black-white design
- For hardcover Rockbooks and Leafbooks: the flyleaf (in front & back of the book) 2 sided in any black-white design
- Name and Contact page in any design
- Inside pages to include a recurring logo, quote or slogan
- Inside pages to feature dotted, completely blank or any other style pages
Can I get a sneak peek of my custom design?
Yes! To give you an impression of what your custom notebook could look like, we’re happy to create a mock-up for your brand. Just drop Philip a line and we will create a mock-up for you as soon as possible. See down below for an example.
When can I expect Rockbooks or Leafbooks, I can’t wait to receive them?!
When we receive your approval on the design(s), our production time for softcover Rockbooks or Leafbooks is between 2 and 3 weeks. Hardcover Rockbooks or Leafbooks take a little more work, they are shipped within 3 to 4 weeks. Shipping time depends on your location relative to the Netherlands, where our books are made.
I have a question about the paper or Paper on the Rocks
No problem, please visit our other FAQ for this information.