Learn our stationery lingo
We break down some of the language you’ll find us mentioning at An Organised Life.
This is your go-to stationery item for everyday. Our notebooks are a clean slate, with either blank or lined pages and coming in Vegan Leather or Paper covers. Notebooks are for sketching, to-do lists, making notes, journaling, mind mapping, planning, poetry and everything in between.
A diary or planner works to a calendar or financial year with yearly & monthly calendars and dated pages. An Organised Life diaries & planners also feature functional sections like budgeting, habit tracking and goal setting.
Technically you can use a notebook for your daily needs, it doesn’t have all the additional functional sections like our diaries do but pop the date at the top of the page and you’re good to go. Our Daily Planners with a day per page can also work as a functional notebook for either to-do lists or daily journaling.
A pad of tear-away blank or lined pages, or fillable templates like monthly calendars. Designed to be a blank slate for all your notes, planning, to-do lists, reminders and more. Some notepads may also include a sticky adhesive to keep your notes in view on your desk, diary pages or even your fridge.
The process of heat stamping characters permanently to a notebook or diary cover using coloured foil and a monogramming machine that heats up your chosen characters before we manually hand stamp them onto the cover of your favourite stationery item.
EMBOSS & DEBOSS:
This refers to how your monogramming is done. Embossing is raised characters - think of a business card with a beautiful raised logo, while debossing is imprinted. Our monogramming machine debosses your An Organised Life products, imprinting them with your initials, name or symbol.
Our Vegan Leather covers are made from a mix of lignocellulose (plant dry matter) and polyurethane.
Paper that is produced using recycled paper products.
Soy ink is a more environmentally friendly alternative to commonly used petroleum-based inks. Soy ink is made from soybean oil mixed with other environmentally friendly compounds such as natural resins and waxes.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent not-for-profit global organisation setting standards for responsible forest management according to 10 principles and criteria. The FSC looks at environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests through each step of the supply chain. FSC certified means the paper has come from responsible sources, forests are healthy and the production benefits local communities and provides employment. You can read more about FSC Certification here.
Recyclable means a product can be used at end of life to then make new products or materials rather than using new materials, all the paper stock and postcards throughout our products can be recycled in your home council recycling bin. Our pens at the end of life can be recycled through programs like TerraCycle.
ACID FREE PAPER:
This means the PH level of the paper is 7.0 (neutral) or higher, there’s less chemicals involved to produce the paper which makes it a more environmentally friendly option.