Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world's leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed's, Bullet Line and JournalBooks, three of the most successful brands in the USA. The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality. Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of non-wearable products. Further information is available by clicking below.
JournalBooks is located in Charlotte, NC and began in the early '90s as a division of Timeplanner Calendars, which was founded in 1971 by Jerome O'Boyle. Timeplanner continues to produce unique planners and appointment books. JournalBooks is known as "America's Premier Journal Innovator" and is highly regarded throughout the promotional products industry as the category leader of custom journals and notebooks. JournalBooks and Timeplanner Calendars have won numerous industry awards for decorating, imprinting, custom products, and unparalleled customer service. Today more US businesses and corporations choose JournalBooks, making it the largest producer of journals in the nation. Further information is available by clicking below.
Leed's is a leading supplier in the promotional products industry, and delivers a contemporary retail look to a complete line of corporate accessories including bags, writing instruments, padfolios, drinkware, memory, technology, gift sets, and more. Headquartered in New Kensington, PA and with offices around the globe, Leed's products, programs and services are recognized throughout the United States and Canada. Leed's offers relentless product innovation, energetic customer service, and dynamic client collaboration to the industry. Further information is available by clicking below.
For nearly three decades, Bullet Line has been known for its innovations in the promotional products industry. Located in Miami, FL and serving more than 9,000 distributors worldwide, Bullet covers promotional categories that include insulated thermal mugs, portfolios, writing instruments, tote bags, clocks, flashlights, and Bullet private label headware. Service, reliability, and quality are the most important products, and Bullet strives to accommodate distributors' needs. Their goal is "to find a way to say yes." Further information is available by clicking below.
Trimark Sportswear, a member of Polyconcept, is a leading developer and manufacturer of logo'd apparel for the Canadian and U.S. promotional industries. Trimark has been supplying high quality apparel for over 35 years. Trimark sells logo'd apparel across 9 different categories; Polos, Active Tops, Woven Shirts, Sweaters, Knits and Fleece, Vests, Jackets, Pants, and Bags & Accessories. From technical polo's to 3-in-1 winter jackets, we have apparel to suit multiple needs with a wide colour and size offering combined with deep inventory. Trimark Sportswear has a very strong reputation, combined with an extensive distribution network. Further information is available by clicking below.
At ETS Express, LLC we consider ourselves unique because we have resisted the industry trend to expand into alternative product categories (hats, bags, pens, etc). We focus on drinkware only and offer a broad range of drinkware categories; aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass. Instead of introducing new product categories, we regularly introduce new high-quality products from each of these lines. Our proprietary designs are innovative with fashion-forward colors and concepts, to stay current with the demands of the end buyer. Customers today are savvier about retail trends and know they can count on us to provide cutting-edge products to meet their needs. Further information is available by clicking below.
At Journalbooks, we believe in creative minds working together to create something truly unique. Our company motto reflects our commitment to bringing you the newest, most innovative, and most interesting items designed specifically to meet your client’s needs. We are: Bold, Fresh, Current, and the “Magic Happens” in our facilities right here in North Carolina.
Our goal is to work together to build an item to order based on the information you provide about what your client’s goals are for any particular project. Our team of Creative Sales Reps are trained in graphic design and available to help inspire new ideas and provide designs, and our skilled crew of experienced craftsmen are waiting to turn those ideas into reality. We strive to produce items that are fresh, practical, and inimitable in both creative design and quality. We’re constantly adding new features, cover materials, and options that stay current with fresh market trends while designing around client needs and budget. Rest assured that when you work with the Journalbooks team, you’ll receive the information and support you need to confidently present clients with a range of fresh, one-of-a-kind options at reasonable prices.
Once you place an order with JournalBooks, you can rest easy knowing the order will be produced to your exact specifications, with impeccable quality and on time. From our Sales Support Team, to our Customer Care Professionals, to our Creative Support Staff, to the talented Craftsmen who actually make the products — all of us believe in Relentless Customer Care. That means doing whatever it takes to deliver incredible journals in a process that is simple and seamless for the customer. Almost like magic.
The vast majority of our products are manufactured from scratch in our North Carolina factory by some of the best production craftsmen in America. We know fine craftsmanship and attention to detail create journals that have a look and feel that surpasses the ordinary. One that you\'d be proud to put your name on.
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Timeplanner® Calendars, Inc. (“factory”) reserves the right to withdraw any item and to change services or prices without notice.
All orders are subject to acceptance by the factory, which reserves the right to refuse any order. All orders subject to credit approval and acceptance. A Pre-payment amount or other security deposit or both may be required based on the cost and size of the order.
An order is considered “production ready” when all elements required by the factory to produce and ship your order are received. Incomplete orders (i.e., orders awaiting imprint copy, cover colors, final quantities, etc.) are held out of production until required items are received by the factory. After all information is received, your order will be processed in our normal production time unless otherwise specified.
Due to the custom nature of notebook and calendar production, overs and unders are normal and in accordance with printing trade customs. For notebooks or calendars requiring only cover imprints, a variance of 5% over or under the quantity ordered is to be expected. For orders requiring custom overprinting of filler pages, calendar pages and for pictorial calendars, expect a variance of 5%-10%. Overs are more likely than unders. The factory strives to ship at least the quantity ordered. In order to do so, the factory must start production with sufficient additional materials to allow for spoilage losses (in printing, cutting, punching, binding, stamping, & packing). After inspection, if production has been reasonably efficient, there should be more good books than ordered. Orders that state “ship no overruns” are subject to underruns and accepted only with that understanding.
An acknowledgment will be sent to you via fax or e-mail when the order is factory ready. This will reflect costs of the products, options that have been selected as well as estimated die and art charges. Please read the acknowledgment carefully to ensure that your instructions have been followed and that you are in agreement with the pricing. The factory requires you to sign and return the acknowledgment within 24 hours in order to maintain your production schedule.
Orders will be subject to all costs incurred to date or a cancellation charge of $50(X).
Most orders take approximately 7-15 working days after production-ready (factory-ready) order or proof approval has been received. Your order will not be processed until ALL required art and information have been received. Additional time may be required for the more complex orders requiring customized dies, custom filler, screen printing, or multicolored imprinting. Please call the factory for estimated time on custom orders. Factory will acknowledge an estimated ship date on your order acknowledgment.
Features such as elastic band closures, vinyl pockets, or business card pockets may require additional time due to special ordering. Please call factory prior to ordering for production schedule.
Rush service is available for most journal products. Basic one-color foil-imprinted journals can be produced in 10 days from proof approval standard or in 5 days from proof approval with a 20% rush fee added to the unit price. Minimum rush fee is $75(G). Failure to approve your paper proof within 24 hours WILL delay your production. To minimize delays, please provide factory-ready art that does not need a proof for the 5-Day rush service. For 5-Day service, order must be received by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time for the day to count. Foil matching, custom filler, multi-color imprints, and screen printing are not included in this service. Other products may be rushed; however, rush fees will differ and will be based on the factory’s ability to produce in the allotted time frame. Please call the factory with your special needs. We will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.
Effective April 14, 2014
In order to protect the quality image of the products sold under the Polyconcept North America (“PCNA”) brands Leed’s, Bullet, and Journalbooks (each a “PCNA Company”, and collectively the “PCNA Companies”) as well as Leed’s licensed brand names (“Leed’s Licensed Brand(s)”), and to maintain consistency among all PCNA brands and Leed's Licensed Brands (collectively, the "Brands"), Leed’s, Bullet and Journalbooks are reissuing their Policy for Online Advertising from May 9, 2011 (the "Policy"), such reissuance to be effective as of April 14, 2014.
For the purposes of this Policy, Leed’s Licensed Brands include: Aladdin®, Alicia Klein®, Arctic Zone® Balmain®, California Innovations®, Case Logic®, Cool Gear®, Cross®, Cutter & Buck®, , Disrupt®, elleven®, Field & Co.®, Griffin®, High Sierra®, Hunt Valley®, Idapt®, JournalBooks, Kenneth Cole Reaction®, Laguiole(R), Luxe®, Neotec®, ProTowels®, Safety Works®, Scripto®, Slazenger®, StrombergBrand®, Thule®, Wenger®, Woolrich®, Zippo®, and Zoom®. This Policy also extends to any new Leed’s Licensed Brands as they may be introduced to the Leed’s product line in the future. All other products in the Leed’s product line are considered Leed’s products.The Policy is as follows: The Policy is as follows:
This Policy represents each PCNA Company's unilateral statement of its intent in selling, or continuing to sell, its respective products, and is not a contract for the sale of products, nor an offer to form a contract. The PCNA Companies are not asking for, and will not accept, any agreement about a Distributor’s compliance with this Policy. Rather, this Policy reflects the PCNA Companies’ decision on how to best to advertise and market their respective products, including the decision to sell to only those Distributors who are committed to furthering the Brands, and appropriate product positioning.
If a PCNA Company discovers a Distributor engaging in any practice inconsistent with this Policy, it may unilaterally decide, in its sole discretion, to terminate its business relationship with that Distributor in whole or in part. Each PCNA Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to choose those Distributors with whom it will do business for Brand products.
Except as specifically authorized by a PCNA Company, PCNA Company sales representatives are strictly prohibited from discussing this Policy or any advertising, pricing, or product positioning practice with any Distributor, and from seeking or accepting any assurance of compliance with this Policy. All questions regarding this Policy shall be directed, in writing, to
email@example.comSubject: Policy for Online Advertising
The PCNA Companies do not seek any comments from any Distributor about the advertising, pricing, or product positioning practices of any other Distributor. Further, the PCNA Companies will not, under any circumstances, discuss the business dealings of any Distributor with any other Distributor. The PCNA Companies reserve the right to change, amend, or discontinue this Policy at any time.
Our commitment to environmental stewardship is a long-standing pillar of our corporate culture. It is a commitment we make to our customers, to our employees, to our community, and to our world. Each year we work to develop more "green" products made exclusively from recycled materials and produced according to environmentally-friendly standards. Search our EcoBooks products.
In 2008 ,Journalbooks took a major step to do its part in helping responsible management of our forests when we earned a Chain of Custody Certification (BV-COC-080311) from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). The FSC® is internationally recognized as the world’s leading third-party-verified program dedicated to sustainable development and improvement principle to forest management.
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JournalBooks is committed to ensuring that all of the products we offer are manufactured under strict eco, social, and safety guidelines. We are committed to conducting our business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with all applicable national and local legal requirements, customs, and published industry standards pertaining to employment and manufacturing.
We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our products are safe for consumers as well as for the earth. Our books are produced in our state-of-the-art factory in Charlotte, N.C., and we have passed rigorous safety and social audits conducted on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. Safety, social compliance, and responsibility have been part of our company's culture since it's conception in 1971.
Inside Sales Supervisor
Happily employed with Journalbooks since August of 2005. Started in Customer Service processing PO's, and transitioned to Sales in May of 2008. I have had the privilege of travelling to many trade shows and meeting the distributors that I have grown very close to in my time in this industry. From Ohio, but fan of Crimson Tide college football, Tarheel college basketball, Dolphins pro football, Bulls/Heat pro basketball.
"I just showed up and sat in a cubicle and no one has said anything yet"
Creative Sales Supervisor
Born and raised in California, I have been in Charlotte almost 10 years and considers it home! A lot of my free time is spent reading (primarily sci-fi and fantasy), in the air at aerial silks/lyra classes, and I love to cook. Traveling is also a huge part of my life and I’m always thinking about my next trip!
Business Development | Inside Sales
Sarah is a Winston-Salem native and just moved to the Queen city with Simba the Cat in April. She received her bachelors in Creative Advertising from Appalachian State University in 2014 and has worked at the "Happiest Place on Earth" for two different internships. Though she misses the Disney life, North Carolina is where she belongs. She has competed internationally with Graphic Design in Brazil, Germany and Singapore. Though she is super positive and spunky, she has a really weird love for scary movies.
Business Development | Inside Sales
I’ve lived all over the country but in North Carolina the longest so I consider it home. My career path has been pretty devoted to sales but has covered a variety of products – perfume, desk chairs, and lamps to name a few. I’m an avid reader (mostly fantasy, can’t resist a good dragon story) and often contribute my DIY attempts to the Pinterest “nailed it!” board. Life goal is to visit all 50 states and as of 2015, I’m over halfway there : )
I was born and raised Charlotte. I moved away for college and lived by the coast for a bit but recently made my way back home to be closer to family. In my spare time you could find me hanging on the couch with my hubby drinking a glass of wine while watching movies\TV series. I love sci-fi and fantasy and enjoy being a nerd about it.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, most of my earliest memories revolve around Buffalo Bills football and chicken wings. I started college as an art major in painting and finished it at RIT with a degree in Graphic Media Publishing. I’ve worked in the printing industry in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle before ending up back in Buffalo for a few years, and then finally settling in Charlotte with my 3 boys. When I can carve out some free time you might find me doing lyra, making mediocre art, kayaking, or spending time with my favorite humans.
I was born and raised in Charlotte NC.. I started from the bottom and now I'm here!
I was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, adventurous, very open minded I have a BIG heart.
Order Coordinator Supervisor
I was born in small town Monroe, NC. I lived in Anson county for most of my life and then moved to Charlotte my Senior year of high school. I attended King's College and received a Certification in Business Administration. I began working at Journalbooks in 2005 as a receptionist and the rest is history. I have one daughter Brianna. Brianna decided to join the Army Reserve last year and I am very proud of her. My little family is amazing & keeps me motivated. I enjoy hanging with my friends and family in my spare time.
My name says it all, Asian is my nationality, born and raised in California, but moved to NC for a better future. Now married and have three beautiful children! Known to be very shy at first when meeting new face, but as time goes by you'll realize that I am quite the "chatter box". What can I say, I just love people!
I am an easy-going, laid-back, happy-go-lucky, fun-loving, and helpful gal from Gastonia! I'm the oldest of four children and only girls (everyone think's I'm spoiled, but I'm not!). I had a great experience in college and graduated from the one and only NCCU oh so long ago! I have two lovely children, one boy and one girl, a teenager and tweenager (whew!). Somehow I've gained the nickname "Church Mouse" by the lovely JB team, lol!
Bio?!... Aint nobody got time for that!
Tippy Pla El
Art Department Supervisor
I grew up in a small town in Indiana - aka Amish country. My adventures have taken me to Arizona, California, back to Indiana, back to Arizona and somehow I ended up in the Carolinas! My boyfriend and two cats keep me on my toes. Fangirl of HP, LOTR, BTVS and so much more!
I am a New York City native, now wondering around the South. College graduate from Appalachian State University, with a degree in Graphic Design and Imaging. Started with Journalbooks Summer of 2018! I'm a huge New York Yankees fan when it comes to baseball. Baseball is my first love!! I enjoy playing basketball and working out at the gym in my off time. Along with taking trips and shopping with my daughter Amya. l’m always open to trying new restaurants and exploring different cultures. I love seafood, I could live off seafood the rest of my life. I have a great passion for music producing, which is my second job!!
I was born and raised in Florida, but left the year-round sun to experience what fall, spring, and winter are all about! I attended college at Queens University of Charlotte and played lacrosse there as well. After college, I went to Australia for four months to play lacrosse and explore the country!
Born in Oakland California, I started my journey out east with a skateboard, slice of pizza and a bag full of markers. I started carving the hills of New York and destroyed the flats of South Florida only to run away and chase after my passion of being a graphic designer.
Creative Services Manager