Rhodia Webnotebook test

June 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

Much has been written about the importance of the writing surface to produce the best results for your fountain pen.  We have recently been exploring this issue with a view to improving our writing pad offer at PenFountain.com.  We have opted for the Rhodia range of papers and pads in preference to the much hyped Moleskine. 

The pad illustrated is the A5 Rhodia Webnotebook, a perfect bound notebook with 192 pages of brushed vellum, 90gsm paper, rigid cover, and elastic strap.   Because of the weight of ink delivered, we have used a Conway Stewart Duro with Medium Italic nib to demonstrate the paper’s performance.

Rhodia Webnotebook ink handling

Close-up of ink line on Rhodia Webnotebook paper

  The line is exceptionally wet and, even with this performance, there is no bleeding-through of the ink and even show-through is negligible.

Limited show-through on Rhodia Webnotebook

Reverse of Rhodia Webnotebook page

Such is the the performance of the Rhodia Webnotebook that a customer recently travelled quite some distance to purchase a Caran d’Ache Leman fountain pen from us and whilst in the shop tried the Rhodia Webnotebook.  He felt that having spent quite a significant amount on his pen, and having recently treated himself to a Moleskine, couldn’t justify further expenditure on the Rhodia.  However, having got home and pondered over it, he couldn’t resist the temptation and ordered the Webnotebook on-line the next day!


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