Yes we always send a pdf proof before we print, but we do so after the order has been placed. This is because we lay out each contribution and typeset everything manually, which takes time.
You have to wait, once you complete the purchase the contribution form closes (preventing more contributions) and the digital version is generated.
French Paper’s recycled speckletone, with delightful flecks and shives, is made from 100% Hydroelectric power. We think French’s is a great company, but being in Toronto we’d prefer to use a Canadian supplier. Thing is, we haven’t yet found someone who is producing a product like this and is able to ship smaller quantities.