DiscboundUK

Beautiful, refillable notebooks, planners & accessories

Stockport, England On Etsy since 2018

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

DiscboundUK

Beautiful, refillable notebooks, planners & accessories

Stockport, England | 459 Sales

Announcement    >>> COVID-19 UPDATE <<<
I hope you're keeping safe and well in the current situation. My shop is still open at present and I'll continue to support Royal Mail unless they ask small businesses to reduce mail orders 😊

Please be aware that processing and postage times may be longer than usual. Feel free to message me if you need anything in a hurry.

I am happy to take orders now and hold them to post at a later date if you prefer, and can also offer virtual gift cards as a custom order - please contact me for details.

Please follow my shop to be first to know about updates and special offers.

Website coming soon :)

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Last updated on 12 Jun, 2020

>>> COVID-19 UPDATE <<<
I hope you're keeping safe and well in the current situation. My shop is still open at present and I'll continue to support Royal Mail unless they ask small businesses to reduce mail orders 😊

Please be aware that processing and postage times may be longer than usual. Feel free to message me if you need anything in a hurry.

I am happy to take orders now and hold them to post at a later date if you prefer, and can also offer virtual gift cards as a custom order - please contact me for details.

Please follow my shop to be first to know about updates and special offers.

Website coming soon :)

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Laura Ellington

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Laura Ellington

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5 out of 5 stars
(98)

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"I am beyond excited to add these new UK-made aluminium discs to my shop. These are the 0.75\" brushed aluminium discs, available now. A larger size (1.25\") is coming soon with a shiny polished finish. These discs look extra special with my holo inlays blush"
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About DiscboundUK

Sales 459
On Etsy since 2018

Beautiful, refillable stationery that's less run-of-the-mill

When I discovered the disc-bound system back in 2017, I fell head over heels in love with the simple elegance of the concept - the discs hold the pages together and the pages stop the discs from rolling away. My search for the perfect notebook seemed to finally be over and I was positively brimming with excitement. Right up until I tried to feed my new addiction...

At the time, finding ANY disc-bound products in the UK seemed next to impossible. The few I managed to track down were either a bit corporate or a little frilly for my tastes, or just eyewateringly expensive. Eventually, I decided to make my own and opened my ETSY shop in 2018, under the inspired name of DiscboundUK.

I believe that finding pleasure in the everyday is the secret to a happier life, and lovely stationery is an affordable indulgence that fits right in with that idea. I love finding beautiful images and patterns for my notebook covers and hope they bring a smile to people's faces. My printed cover designs feature my own original pictures and gorgeous designs by independent artists and photographers. I also enjoy making handmade covers from tactile materials like real cork and vintage wallpaper.

My tiny hand-made batches mean that each notebook is (almost) unique and I refresh my designs regularly - so if you see something you like, snap it up quickly! If there's nothing that tickles your fancy right now, please come back for another look soon.

All my notebooks can be personalised and I am happy to create bespoke covers and custom-designed planner inserts in the size and style of your choice. Please get in touch if you'd like something made especially for you.

I hope my little business can have a positive impact :) I avoid cheap generic imports and choose quality, sustainable materials made by UK-based suppliers wherever possible.

I'll be launching a website and expanding my product range soon. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch if there's something you're looking for and I'll do my best to track it down.

I'm always happy to talk stationery so please don't be shy if you have any questions or ideas for disc bound products.

Thanks for looking!
Laura x

Shop members

  • Laura

    Owner & Maker (and Everything In Between)

    I'm a former engineer, utterly devoid of artistic talent but with a variety of crafty interests and a passion for creativity! I live just outside Manchester with my family and a collection of featheries and furries.

Production partners

  • Online print shop

    United Kingdom

    My hand-painted watercolour designs are printed on quality cardstock by a UK-based online print shop.

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Last updated on 17 May, 2020
Frequently asked questions
What's the difference between a notebook bundle and a cover set?

A cover set comprises a front and back cover only. No discs or paper are included.

The notebook bundle includes a front and back cover, a set of 20mm (0.75") discs and a 50-page paper insert pack.

You can choose your discs and pick any combination of my plain or black and white printed inserts when you order your notebook.

Your notebook will arrive as a self-assembly bundle with simple instructions. This helps me keep postage costs down and means you'll know how to use your new notebook right from the start :)

If you'd like to order a complete notebook bundle with discs of another size, please request a custom order.

How do I order my notebook?

I have lots of options for covers and inserts and you can combine them as you like to make your ideal notebook.

Unfortunately, this isn't easy to manage on ETSY! The simplest way to offer the most choice and avoid an inventory management nightmare is to include all my paper options in the listing for each notebook cover design.

Please order your notebook as follows:

STEP 1
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Choose your disc material and paper pack option from the product variations list

STEP 2
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Use the Notes section on the checkout page to tell me (a) what combination of paper insert designs you would like in your pack and (b) what corner finish you'd prefer from rounded (1cm or 6mm) or square. If you don't specify, it'll come with 1cm rounded corners.

What disc choices are available with my notebook?

My notebooks come with 20mm (0.75") discs in either brushed aluminium or polished black plastic, with optional holographic inlays.

> Aluminium discs look classy without the weight of stainless steel. The shiny rim and thin profile give an extra smooth page-turn and the discs look stunning with holo inlays.

> My Levenger Circa plastic discs are of much better quality than generic Chinese imports. The rim is smooth so won't catch on your paper and the solid black colour looks good with any cover design.

Need something bigger or smaller? I sell Levenger Circa black plastic discs in a range of sizes from a dainty 12mm (0.5") to a whopping 38mm (1.5").

Please request a custom order to order a notebook bundle with different discs.

What 'paper pack' option should I choose for my notebook?

Rather than listing all the possible paper combinations, I ask you to pick a paper pack type and specify the details later. This reduces the number of options and avoids potential confusion.

The paper pack options are:

> Specific pattern (50 pages of this design)

> HALF & HALF (25 pages each of two different designs)

> MIX & MATCH (50 pages of different designs, with at least 10 pages of each one)

> COVER SET (no paper or discs)

You can make up your paper pack with plain paper and/or any of my black and white printed insert designs. Please see below or the relevant product listings for more details.

Please use the Notes section on the checkout page to tell me what combination of insert designs you'd like to include in your pack.

What paper insert options can I choose from?

I sell a range of smooth, fountain-pen friendly, 120gsm (32lb) paper inserts.

My inserts are professionally printed and specially designed for disc binding, with an inside margin to accommodate the discs.

You can make up the paper pack in your notebook bundle from any combination of the following:
> Plain white
> Dotty
> Little Dot
> Lined
> Hobonichi Squares
> Manuscript

Please see my insert listings for details of each design. These are also available as both standalone disc-bound refills and unpunched sheets.

I offer specialist options such as artists multimedia sketch paper in smaller packs.

All my paper is FSC certified and responsibly sourced. My refills are printed in the UK with eco-friendly inks.

What if my chosen insert combination isn't available after I place my order?

ETSY's inventory system doesn't allow me to manage the stock levels of each individual insert design across multiple notebook listings.

Most of my refills will be in stock most of the time but I may occasionally run out of some insert options.

I'll let you know straight away if your chosen combination is unavailable. There will usually only be a short wait before I restock but you're welcome to cancel or amend your order if you prefer.

Do you sell plastic discs in any other colours than black?

Not at the moment. Luckily, my polished black discs look good with any cover design!

(This versatility is worth bearing in mind if you plan to reuse your discs for future notebooks)

The Levenger Circa discs I stock are only available in bulk in black plastic.

Other colours are available as generic imports from the Far East but I prefer not to buy them as they tend to be of variable and inferior quality.

I'm also unwilling to order directly from overseas factories as I can't properly check their working conditions. Instead, I buy from large companies that have the resources to thoroughly vet their suppliers.

I plan to add a more colourful range of Happy Planner discs soon and also hope to source UK-made discs in the longer term.

What customisation options do you offer?

BESPOKE REFILLS
I'd be happy to design a refill just for you.

CUSTOM SIZES
I offer a free custom trimming service.

Just order the nearest size up and let me know the size you'd like in the Notes section on the checkout page.

I will cut to your specified dimensions (to nearest 1mm) so please double check your measurements before ordering! Unfortunately, customised products cannot be returned.

PRINTED COVERS
If you'd like a custom soft-touch printed cover, I can include your design in my next print run. Please follow me on ETSY to be notified when I'm next taking custom print orders.

BESPOKE HANDMADE COVERS
I have a range of vintage-inspired wallpapers or can use a paper that you supply.

Please request a custom order if interested.

I've seen a design I LOVE! Can you make me one just like it?

I'm afraid I won't copy or reproduce someone else's artwork. Please ask them first and obtain their written permission :)

I am unable to source artwork for you and you'll need to provide it in a suitable format.

By ordering an item featuring custom artwork, you confirm that you own it or have the authorisation to reproduce it for your intended use.

Thanks for your understanding.

What personalisation options do you offer?

I can personalise most items for you. Ideal if you want to make a gift feel extra special for the recipient!

> All of my printed or handmade covers can be personalised with a vinyl monogram or motif of your choice. I can also add an inscription inside the cover.

> My luxury cork notebook covers can be personalised during construction. Your design is cut out of the cork, allowing the black backing sheet to show through. This looks really attractive and means you can feel the design as well as see it.

Please order your notebook as usual then add the personalisation listing to your order as a separate item. I will then be in touch to discuss your requirements.

The personalisation listing is here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/653522536

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