Recently, Chris Rothe from Write Notepads & Co invited the Trohv staff down to his book-binding joint in southwest Baltimore. We were happy to oblige, since we love seeing behind the scenes of our local vendors.
Chris is a third-generation bookbinder, so he knows what he’s doing. Write Notepads & Co uses old-school technology to produce high-quality notepads. Massive, Heidelberg letter-presses are used with vegetable based inks to print the board stock covers. They are then filled with plain or lined paper. Each Write Notepad is made of high-quality, American-sourced components. We are proud to carry their oh so popular Baltimore Limited Edition notepads, which were recently featured in Baltimore Magazine.
For every notebook sold, Write Notepads & Co donates a companion notebook to a Baltimore City student. Inside each notebook is a code that you can look-up on their website to see which school will receive the donation.
We were thrilled when Chris informed us that we would be making our own notebooks during our visit. After a quick demo, Chris set us up on their Vandercook press and an image from the Globe collection, and we got to work. A few days later, Chris dropped off our assembled notebooks and some other Write Notepad goodies.
Much gratitude to Chris and his teammates Dave and Jon-Michael for the tour and hospitality!