Bench crafted leather journals are handcrafted by Oberon Designs, in Santa Rosa, California. Each refillable journal is constructed from custom tanned cowhide and paired with a decorative pewter button cast in their shop. Beautifully designed leather covers slide over a hard bound, blank book insert.
Journal measures 6" x 9" to hold a standard blank book insert.
Journal inserts measure 5.5" x 8.5" and have 208 pages of bright white recycled heavy bond paper. The inserts are smythe sewn and include a lined template sheet to facilitate writing. The journals are well suited to sketching and drawing, and they accept many pens and pencils well, including fountain pens. The inserts are made domestically in the United States.
We have found that the Oberon covers can often be used as book covers to protect your bible or current bestseller. The covers are available only as a 6x9, so this might not work for your book, but its a good idea!
Click here to read a brief tutorial on inserting a book into the cover of an Oberon Journal.
Here's how to insert a new refill into your Oberon Leather Journal
Wedge book into left corner pocket of the journal
Wiggle top left corner of the book into the top left corner
Firmly wiggle front cover till it meets both corners of the journal pocket
Turn journal upside down and wiggle the other side, bottom corner first, into side pocket
Carefully but firmly wedge top corner of book under pocket
Taking your thumbs, position book insert toward pocket corners
Further wiggle insert cover toward pocket corners
Hold journal firmly against body and pull pocket toward yourself.
Close journal and gently tap top and bottom corners
Standard Text Embossing
- Your inscription is spelled out with individual letters
- Fast turnaround time (24 hours)
- Always done in Goudy font, as shown above
- Our artisans will choose the font size that fits your book
- Up to 2 lines, 20 spaces per line for most items
- Color can be gold, silver, or "blind"
- See individual item pages for specific embossing details
- Cost is $15 per line
- Email or call us at (800) 640-8758 for help.
Custom Logo Imprinting
- Your graphic is engraved into a metal stamp that transfers your image to the book cover
- $150 setup charge, plus a $2.50 per-book imprint charge
- Turnaround time is 1-3 weeks, depending on quantity
- Our graphic artists will work with you to achieve the design you want, and will prepare digital proofs to help you visualize the final book.
- Logo imprinting has a million variations. Your book will be completely unique, depending on the book, the logo design, and the size and color you decide on.
- Please click here to learn more about logo imprinting.
- Email or call us at (800) 640-8758 for a cost and time quote.
How long does it take? We try to be as fast as you need us to be.
Standard text embossing is done as soon as your order is placed, and usually takes one day.
Logo imprinting will take a bit longer. Plan on 1-3 weeks, depending on the quantity of books you are ordering.
If you have a deadline to meet, please make sure to let us know using the special instructions box as you check out.
How much does it cost?
Standard text embossing costs $15 per line.
Logo imprinting has a $150 setup charge, plus a $2.50 per-book imprint charge.
How long can my standard text embossing be?
Most items can be embossed with two lines of text embossing, up to 20 characters each (including
spaces). Some larger items can have longer inscriptions, and some smaller ones will be limited to
initials. Additional lines can be added to accommodate your needs. Please see the individual item specs for details. If you are not able to enter your full inscription in the boxes, give us a call and we can help.
Your standard text embossing will be typeset exactly as you enter it on your order.
This means spacing and capitalization as well as spelling. We do standard text embossing very quickly, so it is very important that you review all spellings and dates before submitting your order to be sure everything is correct.
Because all embossing and logo imprinting is done by hand, some variation is to be expected.
Click here to learn more about embossing your logo on a notebook.
We Ship Everywhere. Fast.
We want to get your order to you as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Most orders ship the same day, and we ship via UPS and the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your items arrive safely and quickly.
Do You Ship To My Country?
Yes, we do! We have shipped to almost every country on earth, and we are happy to ship to your country too. If you do not find your country listed when you get to the checkout, please let us know. We'll see if we can add your country to our growing collection!
International packages are shipped via U.S. Postal Service Worldwide Priority.
Calculate Your Shipping Total
To calculate your shipping costs, just go to your shopping cart and use our handy shipping calculator to get an instant shipping price.
How Long Will Shipping Take?
Most orders leave our building within 24 hours.
If you order personalization, it may take a little longer. Plan on 1 additional day for embossing, and 2-3 additional days for custom graphics.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Our return policy is simple. If you don't love it, we don't want you to keep it.
We take pride in the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of our designers. Our attention to detail in design, material, and archival preservation is unyielding, and so is our commitment to customer satisfaction.
We want you to love what you order from us, and we'll do everything we can to make sure that shopping with us makes you really, REALLY happy. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason at all, just give us a call and we'll work with you to find a solution.
We mean it when we say we want you over-the-moon happy about shopping with us.
Click here to learn more about our shipping and return policy.