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French Expertise

At Quo Vadis, we believe that a product made with love will allow you to write your most beautiful stories.

We’ve been making planners since 1954. We create and design them in France with the greatest care, so that they follow you year to year and become memories.

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Open the doors of our workshop :

We develop our expertise at the heart of our workshops in Nantes in France, where more than 200 people work every day, combining industrial and traditional skills. For 70 years, we have been committed to responsible production, supporting the local economy and promoting our French expertiseWe are proud to produce 7.9 million planners and notebooks in France. 

Step N°1 :

Product creation

Each product is conceived, designed and imagined by our team of product managers.

Working with designers, graphic artists, trend laboratories, research departments and trusted suppliers, the team designs the products and determines their functionality, shapes, colours and materials so that they are tailored to our customers needs.

Step N°2 :


The sheets are printed using offset and rotary presses that can produce planners and notebooks in up to 8 colours. We can print and turn over sheets of paper in a single pass to colour them with a maximum of four colours per side, and thus offer colourful diary grids.

Our paper comes from the Clairefontaine manufacturing site.

Step N°3 :

Folding paper

This machine allows us to fold the sheets in the order of the pages we want, to form books of sheets.

Step N°4 :

Sewing and assembling

Once the folding is complete, these books of sheets are assembled and sewn together in a single operation, using a sewing machine, to form the interior of a notebook or planner.

The binding is then carried out by a machine adapted to the type of binding chosen.

Step N°5 :

The manufacture of the cover

Our covers are cut from large rolls of material. Our planners or notebooks can have a removable cover, nested (padded on a cardboard), integra (printed on a cardboard) or simply laminated and cut to the planner or notebook format.

Step N°6 :

Marking the cover

Using high-frequency or heat-set machines, we mark the covers with a “cliché”, a metal stamp that allows us to mark motifs, decorations, our logo and the year for our planners.

Step N°7 :

Sewing covers

Using 8 semi-automatic robots and 5 manual flatbed machines, we automatically stitch the edges of the covers.

Assisted by an operator, the finishing touches are made by hand to offer you great quality covers.

Step N°8 :

Product packaging

The final stage consists of assembling the cover with the interior of the book and adding any options (telephone book, repositionable pages, etc).

Depending on the product, the covers can be applied directly by the finishing machines or assembled by hand.