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Field Notes Dry Transfer Review


A Customized OSG Field Notes Cover

Ok, so this product is now sold out on the Field Notes website, they went pretty quickly, but you can still get them here on eBay.  We’eve also got 3 sets that we will be giving away, so check out the review below, and read on through to the end to see how you can win a set of your own.


Field Notes Dry Transfer Template Kits

The Field Notes Dry Transfer notebooks are a really cool concept, and I remember having this…um “technology” when I was a kid, so it brings back great memories.   In each kit, you get three unbranded Field Notes notebooks, and they come with the big sheets of letters and numbers that you see in the photo above.  In order to customize your notebook, you lay the sheet of letters over your notebook cover, line up the letter with where you want to place it, then rub the tip of a pencil over the top of the letter, and it transfers the letter from the sheet to your notebook cover.  The Field Notes website also has a template that you can tape your blank notebook to that helps you line everything up nicely.


Field Notes Dry Transfer on Template Before Customizing

Here you can see the blank Field Notes notebook taped to the template that shows where you can draw guide lines in pencil to help make sure you put your letters down neatly and all lined up.  I used painters tape to affix the notebook to the paper template because it peels off clean and without ripping the notebook.  The template has both horizontal and vertical lines to help not only center your text, but also keep it level as you go from left to right.  It also helps you keep the spacing between lines of text consistent, and gives you the option to lay out either 2 or 3 lines of text.


Field Notes Dry Transfer on Template After

Here is the final product, still attached to the template.  My alignment was not perfect, but all things considered, I was pretty pleased with how it came out for my first try.  The whole process took me about 15 minutes, and I would imagine that when I do a second and third version, I will get much better at it.  One concern I did have was that they have you draw a few lines in pencil on the cover to help align things, so I was worried that erasing the line when I was done might remove the text or leave visible marks on the cover, and that was not at all the case.  Below is a great video with detailed instructions on how to customize your Field Notes notebook:

Now for the fun part, the giveaway.  Each person will have up to 4 chances to enter and win, but each person can only win once.  Each winner gets one kit that comes with 3 Field Notes blank notebooks, and one sheet of dry transfer letters.  Here are your four options for entering to win:

1. Leave a comment on this thread, and that is your first entry  (DO NOT COMBINE COMMENTS, every entry requires a separate comment so each of your comments is numbered separately)

2. Sign up for the Office Supply Geek newsletter and giveaway, and leave another comment.  If you are already signed up for the newsletter, then consider yourself already entered, but you still need to leave an additional comment.

3. Leave another comment here after you Retweet the contest on Twitter using the following:  “Enter to win a @FieldNotesBrand dry transfer customizable notebook kit  from @OfficeSupplyGee http://goo.gl/BXbTl #contest #giveaway” and make sure to leave a link to that tweet in  your comment here.  To get the link to an individual tweet, just click on the time stamp below your tweet.

4. Share a link to the contest on your Facebook wall and, leave another comment after you have done so.

Again, EACH ENTRY requires a new comment to be left, so if you enter 4 times, you should have 4 individually numbered comments here.

You will have until Saturday, April 23rd at 11:59 PM Eastern to enter, and the winner will be announced here on Sunday, April 24th.  The winners will be selected via the random number selector at Random.org, and winners will have until midnight on April 30th to claim their prize.


Field Notes Dry Transfer Template Kits

Still looking to buy a set of Field Notes Dry Transfer notebooks?

You can probably find some here on eBay at a reasonable price.

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