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PierrotPlus

Handcrafted Books, Specializing in Music Journals.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 749 Sales

PierrotPlus

Handcrafted Books, Specializing in Music Journals.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 749 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   HOLIDAY SEASON 2016: Turnaround time is generally about one week from purchase to arrival (including 2-3 day shipping, within the US only). Please place Christmas orders on or before December 17th to ensure arrival on or before Christmas Eve.

We make sturdy, elegant journals, books, and scores using decorative exposed stitching. We specialize in music staff paper journals and custom musical scores and for composers, as well as providing blank, lined, and graph paper notebooks. All our products are cut, glued, folded, punched, sewn, and stamped by hand. Made for musicians, by musicians, so you can be sure functionality is as important as aesthetics.

Most of our products are made to order, but we always have some finished items in stock, ready to ship. If you're in a time crunch, tell us the type of journal you need and we'll let you know what we have in stock, or how quickly we can finish your order. The average turn around time on orders is 2-4 days, but that can increase during our busy seasons (Holiday season, Nov-Dec; Graduation, May; and Back to School, August).

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

HOLIDAY SEASON 2016: Turnaround time is generally about one week from purchase to arrival (including 2-3 day shipping, within the US only). Please place Christmas orders on or before December 17th to ensure arrival on or before Christmas Eve.

We make sturdy, elegant journals, books, and scores using decorative exposed stitching. We specialize in music staff paper journals and custom musical scores and for composers, as well as providing blank, lined, and graph paper notebooks. All our products are cut, glued, folded, punched, sewn, and stamped by hand. Made for musicians, by musicians, so you can be sure functionality is as important as aesthetics.

Most of our products are made to order, but we always have some finished items in stock, ready to ship. If you're in a time crunch, tell us the type of journal you need and we'll let you know what we have in stock, or how quickly we can finish your order. The average turn around time on orders is 2-4 days, but that can increase during our busy seasons (Holiday season, Nov-Dec; Graduation, May; and Back to School, August).

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Lots of custom cover text this holiday season!
We make all kinds of music staff paper! Want something custom? 7-line tablature? Piano staves with clefs? How about this 8.5" square journal with circular staves?! Send us your custom requests!
Mark is sewing a grid paper journal with vibrant teal blue section dividers, which also creates a vibrant teal blue spine.
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About

We weren't happy with the way big box stores printed and bound our music, so we decided to take things into our own hands.

I am a contemporary music composer who needs to have my music printed and bound so I can give it to conductors and performers to play. This has always meant going to one of the big box printing stores who never understand how music should be printed. I've seen music bound upside-down, the coil binding on the wrong edge, uneven or too-short coils, and even missing pages. Perhaps even worse, the music comes out looking the same, cold way as everyone else's, in a community that prizes aesthetics and individuality.

In 2014 I decided to find a better way. I researched and developed other binding methods that are both functional and beautiful. I developed my own line of music staff paper journals with the layout and design elements that work for musicians, and began adding other journal types like blank, lined, graph paper, and guitar tablature. I also designed and created musical gifts like magnets and cards featuring printed music that is well-loved and well-known in the classical music community, but virtually unknown and misunderstood outside of it.

My success in selling journals (especially the unique music journals) has allowed me to expand and get the tools needed to print and bind larger journals, musical scores, and documents. Browse our selection of journals and gifts or send us a note so we can help you build your perfect custom book or score.

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