It’s been a very long wait, but the new Rhodia notepads have finally arrived. We first heard about them in December of last year, and they were delayed until now. They’ve just arrived, so we’re taking the opportunity to introduce you to these long-awaited notebooks. There are three main new products:
This is a small 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ notebook with the new ‘soft-touch’ cover. It kinda feels like rubber, or suede, or something in between… very nice! It comes in orange or black, with the opposite color on the reverse side of the cover. It has an orange and black elastic closure, which is a really nice touch. It has 60 sheets (120 pages), of the usual 80g white Rhodia paper. Ours are lined, but ongoing they are supposed to be graph. And there is a new feature not seen in any other Rhodia side-bound notebook, microperforations!
These come in three sizes: No. 12 (3-3/8″ x 4-3/4″), No. 16 (5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″), and No. 18 (8-1/4″ x 11-3/4″). All are available in orange or black covers, and in 7mm lined or blank paper. They have the same amazing rubbery covers as the Unlimiteds.
The biggest difference between these new premium notepads and the regular Rhodia top staplebound notepads is the paper. The new premium notepads have super-smooth 90g ivory paper (like the Rhodia Webnotebooks), whereas the regular Rhodia notepads have 80g white paper. The paper is actually made by Clairefontaine (Rhodia’s sister company), so if you are familiar with the smoothness of Clairefontaine paper, it has exactly the same feel.
The new premium notepads have 70 sheets per notepad, whereas the regular Rhodia notepads have 80 sheets. And the new notepads have the soft-touch cover with the contrasting color on the reverse side.
The lined paper in the premium notepads have 7mm line rulings, just like the regular notepads. But all three sizes are without margins, which is different from the No. 16 and No. 18 regular notepads.
These are new in No. 08 (3-1/4″ x 8-1/4″) and No. 18 (8-1/4″ x 11-3/4″). They also have some for the two square Le Carré sizes. These come in black or orange covers, and accommodate both the new premium notepads as well as the regular line of Rhodia top staplebound notepads. All comes with an orange graph regular Rhodia notepad and have a small pencil loop.
These are all great new products from Rhodia, and we’re proud to offer them. We’re particularly excited about the Premium pads, because we’ve been asked time and time again for ‘off-white Clairefontaine’. Well, this is it!