Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Clairefontaine Notebook and a New Fountain Pen and GOOD RIDDANCE BLOGGER! I'M MOVING TO WORDPRESS!

Four hours trying and retrying the new blogshit.  No more. I hate software I cannot get to work properly and this is not software I care to mess with.
sorry there is no review here.  When I get set up on WP I may continue this.
I apologize for the tiraide since I really wanted to review this last notebook and then do a final summary.  Things will need to wait until I get time to move to WordPress. I'll be letting this blog up IT will not be supported.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rhodia A5 Notebooks

Rhodiarama on left and Webnotes on right.

Sorry for the usual typos. One day I'll not make any.

I generally don't choose soft cover notebooks or journals larger than pocket size, but I do like this one even better than the hardbound.  You'll see why later.

Both this Webnotes as well as the Rhodiarama have a soft-touch to the texture of the  covering on the cover, but this one leaves a lot to be desired of a quality cover.

This paper is nice to write upon with any pen I tried, even pencil.  Very smooth.  I meant shadowing as there was no bleed through for any pen used, even the sharpie.

As seen, very little shadowing.

0.0045 inches thick paper.

This is why I'll not be buying any more of these.  The weird feel to the covers and they arrive damaged which says to me they will be easily damaged if carrying them around. 

My trusty Barcelona made Olivetti Lettera 32. It has a nicer touch than my Italian made one.
As with typewriters all notebooks have their quirks.  For Rhodia it is the covers on the Webnotes one. For the extra price it is not worth buying compared to the soft cover Rhodiarama.  Both are casebound which makes them a good choice, and the Clairefontaine paper is hard to beat.

Both notebooks lay nice and flat and have ruled pages with line spacing of about 7mm.  There are plenty of choices from Rhodia, plain paper, dots, lined, and quad ruled.

There are also plenty of sizes from pocket to large and assortment of binding styles.  Overall a very nice product, and much better for the price than Moleskine.