It's Good to be Green

Posted Apr 20, 2015



What does it mean to be sustainable?


There are 3 factors that go in to a sustainable business. The first on the list is people. An organization must have a social responsibility or an obligation to benefit society at large.  The second factor would be economic value or profits. The third factor that truly makes a business sustainable is environmental protection and conservation.


It goes without saying that being environmentally conscious these days is very important. At Gotcha Covered Notebooks, we are proud to say that our printing facility is certified by the SGP, or the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. SGP promotes “best practices, networking, and innovation among raw material manufacturers, converters, printers, finishing facilities, trade association, and print buyers." [1]


Along with the obvious environmental advantage of a certified facility, there is also the personal consumer benefit. With more sustainable practices, efficiency in operations increases. This leads to decreased costs for the company and ultimately a lower price for our products!


Please visit the SGP website to learn more.

 

[1] SGP Partnership. Retrieved March 17, 2015, from http://sgppartnership.org/index.html

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Children's Safety

Posted Apr 06, 2015


What does it mean that our products abide by CPSIA standards?


Well, ultimately it means that our products are SAFE. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 authorized a variety of new regulations and testing requirements for children’s products. According to the CPSC website, the CPSIA defines the term “children’s product” as a consumer product intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger.(1)

The following are mandatory procedures for children’s products based on the CPSIA:

• It requires that these products comply with all applicable children’s product safety.

• It is tested for compliance by a CPSC accepted accredited laboratory.

• It has a written Children’s Product Certificate that provides evidence of the product’s compliance.

• It has permanent tracking information affixed to the product.


You can be sure that our all of our notebooks are safe for children.

(1)The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). (2013, December 6). Retrieved March 12, 2015. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Regulations-Laws--Standards/Statutes/The-Consumer-Product-Safety-Improvement-Act/

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Our Mission is Your Family

Posted Mar 23, 2015



Aside from delivering our customers quality products that the entire family can find useful and enjoyable, we have a deeper mission in mind.  One of our goals is to help spark creativity in children. Creative activities help to acknowledge children’s uniqueness. They foster mental growth in children. We know as well as you do that your child is a creative flower ready to blossom.

The process of self-expression is very important in developing minds. At Gotcha Covered Notebooks, we hope to be another outlet where your children can express their interests, hobbies, and favorite activities visibly on to a product that is useful to them. As parents, this is a great way to help empower our child’s imagination, which we all know is very important.

Your children will love assisting you in navigating through our easy-to-use website as you both find the perfect notebook that will match your child’s personality. We hope that this, in turn, will spark an interest in using this notebook to create, study, and learn, in a fun environment.

What do you think? Is creativity and self-expression a direct link to a positive learning environment? Does something as simple as a unique notebook help to foster growth and spark interest in learning and creativity? Please tell us your thoughts. 

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Mini Masterpieces

Posted Mar 09, 2015

At Gotcha Covered Notebooks we often spend time reminiscing about our younger years, and I was just thinking today how when I was in school we would always create mini masterpieces for our parents. Sometimes it was something as simple as a drawing and others it was more detailed, like an ornament or sculpture. My parents would always make me feel like my creations were the best thing ever made, and that’s stuck with me my whole life.

Years later my own children come home and I find myself feeling exactly the same way. In my home we tend to save every little thing that our children create. Each piece is special and important, and as they are growing up way too fast it’s my way of holding onto their childhood. But over time it gets hard to hold onto all those little things. Each time I try to go through the boxes and bins of their artwork it tears me up to think about getting rid of anything. Not to mention I can’t imagine them seeing their artwork in the trash.

One of Gotcha Covered Notebooks core goals is to offer products that keep children feeling unique and special. What better way to show your children how special they are then to take their creative artwork and put it on something that you can use and carry with you every day? Our line of create your own notebooks allows you to upload a photo or image of your child’s artwork and create a one-of-a-kind notebook. These notebooks make great gifts for grandparents, teachers, friends, aunts, uncles, moms, and dads.

Click here to shop Create Your Own Notebooks today!

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Options, Options, Options…

Posted Feb 23, 2015


Before we started Gotcha Covered Notebooks we did a lot of research in the personalized notebook market place. While gathering information one thing we quickly noticed was that most spiral notebooks had very few options. That didn’t make any sense to us, why wouldn’t you want to offer as may options as possible to allow someone to make their notebook unique? That being said, we decided it was imperative for us to offer you the most possible choices in the market today including:

  •          Over 250+ one of a kind designs and the ability to upload your own photos
  •          6 different spiral  color options (black, white, red, blue, green, and gray)
  •          8 different internal page options (lined, blank, sketch, practice, recipe, password, and more)
  •          2 standard notebook sizes plus custom cut shaped notebooks

These options along with our world class customer service are just some of the things that we believe set GotchaCoveredNotebooks.com apart. 

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Journey of a Notebook

Posted Feb 05, 2015

                           

Gotcha Covered Notebooks is proud to announce the official launch of our first animated storybook app for all Apple devices entitled, “Journey of a Notebook”.  This digital storybook tells the story of a young boy and his notebook and has a number of great features:

  •          Personalize the book with your own voice on each page, or simply listen along with the
             pre-recorded version.
  •          Add your child’s photo and name to the first page of the book, letting them know it was created
             especially for them.
  •          Fun animations appear throughout the book as the child reads the story.

To access this free app, simply go to the app store on any Apple device (phone or tablet) and search for “Journey of a Notebook”.

We hope you have as much fun reading our story as we had creating it. If you like it, please take a moment to rate our application in the app store.  If you have any specific feedback regarding the storybook please send inquiries to: ios@gcnotebooks.com.

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Why Gotcha Covered Notebooks?

Posted Dec 28, 2014


From time to time we hope to use our blog to show upcoming notebook products or to answer our most talked about FAQs. Today I am going to take a couple of minutes to talk about one the most common questions I get, what sets Gotcha Covered Notebooks apart?

  1. Focus – If you have browsed around our site you may have seen we sell one thing, notebooks! Our feeling was, instead of trying to offer 100’s of different products like some sites, let’s stick with notebooks and make them the best possible notebooks available on the market today.
  2. Options – When we started Gotcha Covered Notebooks we felt one of our big advantages would be that we would offer more options than any of our competitors. That’s why every Gotcha Covered Notebook has 6 internal page options (more coming soon) and 6 spiral binding color options.
  3. Community – Before the Gotcha Covered Notebook site even launched we had already donated over 1,000 notebooks to the local community. We are continually looking for new ways to help our Waynesboro, PA hometown and surrounding community.
  4. Compliancy – All our notebooks are tested in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). It was important for us to make sure all of our notebooks adhered to these rigorous safety standards so we can be sure these products are safe for children.

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