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introducing Black Ink Online


Welcome to the new Black Ink Online store!

In 1998 Patti Black, the owner of Black Ink, grew her love of paper and ink into a small business in Pacific Palisades, California. Her stationery and gift shop soon became a meeting place for friends and THE place to go for gifts, custom invitations, and whatever you needed to help you through the major milestones in life.

In May of 2012 Patti developed her own specialty line of luxury notepads that she knew people would love. And they did! The notepads sold out the first day of the first gift show where they were introduced.

Twenty-five years later, Black Ink has shuttered its storefront in the Palisades, but Patti has gathered a collection of all her favorites here online, available to order any time. This includes the notepad collection, which has grown from a set of 26 initial notepads to 146 different styles and expressions.

We hope you enjoy shopping Black Ink online. We're so glad you're here!

Notes fromPatti

  • How did this all start you may ask?

    Sep 8, 2023

    …after getting married and having 3 kids I was asked to be part of an existing gift store in Pacific Palisades and I said "YES"!

  • How to Produce a Notepad

    Aug 30, 2023

    A lot of TLC goes into each and every luxe pad we produce. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the printing process!

  • A Letter from Patti

    Aug 30, 2023

    After 25 years it was time to make a change...