The Noteboard

Frequently Asked Questions

I gots an idea!

Better than paper?

Erasing on paper reduces its integrity, and unlike pencil lines, dry erase ink erases completely and quickly. Noteboards are also water-resistant because they're laminated. They also fold out to nearly 3 feet across.

Better than a tablet?

Certainly cheaper, more durable, less electric and odds are no-one's going to try to steal it. Not as good for Angry Birds though.

Does the ink smudge?

If you use the pens we supply, the ink dries very quickly and wipes cleanly. It will smudge if you wipe the ink with your hand, especially when it's still wet, so this isn't the best product for lefties (or if you write in Arabic or Hebrew, for righties).

Also, remember that when your Noteboard is folded up and being jostled around in your bag or in your pocket, the closer to the outside of the Noteboard any ink is, the more likely it is to get rubbed off. I wouldn't recommend writing the sequel to Moby Dick on a Noteboard if you're planning on schlepping it around anywhere.

How has The Noteboard improved since version 1?

The slots have been refined to improve folding. The pouch now has a toggle on the drawstring to keep it neatly closed. In January 2014 we changed to a massively better pen -- made in the EU, it erases more easily, lasts longer and has a more secure cap. This pen has been literally 100% reliable -- it has given us a dead on arrival rate of zero.

What happened to the first version of the Noteboard?

May it ever be immortalized here on Amazon.

Is it all right if I cut apart sections of a Noteboard?

Absolutely.

What if I want to attach it to a wall?

Just use thumbtacks, tape, stickytack, or The Force.

Womp woooomp

I got a Noteboard with a dried-out marker or some other defect and I'm sad. What do I do?

Oh no! We check every Noteboard for perfection before it goes out the door but sometimes things go wrong. Just let us know and we'll do everything we can to fix the problem, whether it's a refund or a replacement or whatever.

In a flash of inspiration, I completely covered my Noteboard in writing/doodles. I've been wiping at it with this pouch/eraser for fifteen minutes now just trying to erase it. My hand's starting to hurt. Help?

Just dribble some rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer right on your Noteboard and wipe it off with a paper towel. The ink'll smear a bit at the start, but just keep going and all the ink should come off.

I DO NOT recommend using Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser. I haven't personally tried it, but a customer reported that it made the dry-erase laminate on his Noteboard get all rumpled.

I tried out a LOT of different tools to help me manufacture Noteboards

The tools used over the months to fold Noteboards, from earliest (left) to most recent (right). Now they're 7 x 5, instead of 9 x 3, we just use our hands.

How and where are Noteboards made?

The Noteboards are manufactured in Texas, and the pouches and markers are more-or-less manufactured in China. It's all shipped to wonderful Tina and Jason at DOJ, Inc, in Gerlach, Nevada (i.e. a place with no shortage of space). Then they stay up all night with lots of caffeine, folding and stuffing Noteboards. Finally, they're shipped to you.

How can I make my own Noteboard?

It's easy! Here's how to make your own Noteboard.

Do you do bulk rates and custom-printing?

Bulk rates, yes. Custom-printing for bulk orders, yes. Feel free to ask for more info!

How does shipping work?

Orders are sent out on the following weekday, usually by Martin from Amsterdam in the Netherlands by Dutch Post. Occasionally they are sent by Mark in Exeter, UK, but you pay the same either way. Shipping speed varies both on distance and the speed of your country's domestic post. If you are in Europe, expect delivery in 3 to 6 working days; for Australia expect around 10 working days.

Dutch Post packageThe Netherlands are within the Euro-zone so new Dutch stamps are denominated in Euros. However, at least until October, old Dutch Guilder stamps are still perfectly legal tender but, because they might soon expire, they currently give much better value. We are using Guilder stamps as a way to keep your postage costs down and that's why your package may well look like this!

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