Clairefontaine Notebooks
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Coloring Books for Grownups
Notebooks & Journals
ME Journal and Life Noted Apps
Art, Crafts & Calligraphy
Gift Wrap & Wrapping Paper
J. Herbin 1670 Inks

Exaclair, Inc. – Exclusive U.S. importer & distributor of Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Quo Vadis, J. Herbin, Exacompta, G. Lalo, Brause, Schut Papier, Avenue Mandarine, Maildor, and Decopatch brands; ME Journal and Life Noted apps.

We manufacture and import high quality French paper products, stationery, diaries and office supplies.

Products for creative people

Exaclair, Inc. is the American subsidiary of Exacompta Clairefontaine, a family of companies which includes Exacompta, Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, J. Herbin, Brause, Schut Papier, Decopatch, Avenue Mandarine and Maildor. Exaclair is the exclusive U.S. distributor of their products. We are based in New York City.

Centuries old brands and mills

Our companies have been making tools for living for centuries. Schut Papier was founded in 1617. J. Herbin, the oldest name in ink production in the world, was founded in Paris in 1670 when Louis XIV, the Sun King, ruled France.

Our difference is in our paper

Its consistent quality makes writing a pleasure. As people return to paper to create, relax or express themselves, we are confident they will find our brands. Good paper compliments a good writing instrument. Both perform at their best with each other.

Welcome to Exaclair

Exaclair, Inc. is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Clairefontaine, Exacompta, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, Brause, J. Herbin, Mignon and Decopatch products.

We manufacture and import high quality French paper products, stationery, diaries and office supplies.

Through our various brands, Exaclair imports and distributes a variety of fine paper products including: notebooks, writing pads, planners, appointment books, social stationery, wedding invitations, journals, decoupage paper, file storage and organization supplies, fine art paper, leather accessories, calligraphy materials, fountain pen inks, sealing wax and leather accessories. Our products are made in the United States, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

Exaclair, Inc. is a subsidiary of Exacompta Clairefontaine, a family of companies which includes Exacompta, Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, J. Herbin, Brause, and Decopatch. Exaclair is the exclusive distributor in the United States of those companies' finished products. Quo Vadis and Exacompta agendas and journals are manufactured in Hamburg, New York by Quo Vadis Editions.

Exaclair imports and distributes the following brand lines:

Clairefontaine Notebooks and Pads

Clairefontaine is famous for its exceptionally white and ultra smooth notebook paper. The Clairefontaine mill in the Vosges region of France makes notebooks and stationery. The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France. Clairefontaine is currently the only European manufacturer making its own papers for its own products.

G. Lalo Social Stationery and Wedding Stationery

G. Lalo has been making stationery since 1920.Throughout the years, the quality and elegance of its products led it to be ‘de rigueur’ in most of the royal courts of Europe.

Verge paper has the look and feel of handmade paper. It even has the grid of parallel translucent lines (“vergeures”) made as the paper was laid to dry. These grids are very helpful as guides for handwriting.

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Exacompta Planners, Agendas, Journals and Portfolios

Exacompta is well known in France for its quality journals, agendas and filing products.

Exacompta – Exact Accounting - was founded in Paris as a printing and binding works to produce ledgers. At a time when accounting was done by hand, Exacompta Exacompta is located on le canal Saint-Martin in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris. manufactured ledgers of exceptional quality.

Decopatch: Decoupage Papers, Kits and Supplies

Decopatch marries the fashion flair of French textile designs to high quality decoupage paper. The paper is ultra thin, super strong and flexible, so it can be applied seamlessly to any shape or surface.

Brause Calligraphy Nibs, Nib-Holders and Calligraphy Sets

Brause manufactures steel nibs for writing, drawing and decorating. Brause nibs can be found in the toolbox of many calligraphers, artists, penmen and illustrators.

Brause was founded in 1850 in Iserlohn, Germany, a region famous for the quality of its steel and the skill of its craftsmen. The founders, Carl and Friedrich Wilhelm Brause, and Carl Bergfeld, showed unusual concern for the well being of their employees, providing them with a company medical plan that existed right up to 1986.

Since then, Brause has been crafting a complete set of nibs considered to be one of the best on the market by calligraphers. With over 100 years of manufacturing experience, Brause is one of the rare companies to guarantee an essential quality for its nibs: a subtle balance between relative elasticity for easier writing, and necessary resistance for clear strokes.