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Levenger And Rhodia Parted Ways And I'm Not Happy

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 01:32

So, apparently, "some time ago" Levenger stopped making Rhodia refills for their Circa noteobooks. 

 

Okay. Before I plunk down $30 on refills, is the paper they are using now tolerable? The young lady with the drawl ten times more sugary than mine said it was smoother than rhodia but a little thainer (thinner). 

 

Just wondering if I'd be better off finding my own paper and punching it.

 

 


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 18:06

I have a fair amount of the Rhodia Levenger paper. To me it's not as smooth as regular Rhodia, so I don't use it much. I have no idea what the regular Levenger papers are like. This might be a good place to ask if anyone has experience with the Staples ARC papers as well.


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 18:47

I have a fair amount of the Rhodia Levenger paper. To me it's not as smooth as regular Rhodia, so I don't use it much. I have no idea what the regular Levenger papers are like. This might be a good place to ask if anyone has experience with the Staples ARC papers as well.

 

Thanks for the input. I've tried the Staples ARC and the Office Depot Tul. Both are good enough for "throw away" writing, i.e. rough drafts and such, but I'd rather not use them in my journal. I'll be using this as sort of a mash-up of Circa Agenda and Bullet Journal so I'd like the quality of Rhodia. I guess I'll get the Levenger paper and hope for the best. Current sale will, at least, cover shipping.


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 20:12

I've found that the fountain pen friendliness of their journals, notebooks and note cards has changed through the years from order to order. I don't find them consistant. I like many of their other products, but don't trust their paper.

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 20:42

I've found that the fountain pen friendliness of their journals, notebooks and note cards has changed through the years from order to order. I don't find them consistant. I like many of their other products, but don't trust their paper.

 

Thank, much. I won't hold my breath. If it doesn't work out, I'll figure out something else and reserve the Circa paper for less strenuous work. Not sure what I would use in its stead but...


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 00:56

I wish that Levenger had given people a heads-up that they were discontinuing the only good FP paper for their Circa notebooks. I don't mind printing my own lines on 8.5x11" AA paper, but losing the smaller sizes is a pain. 


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 16:30

I wish that Levenger had given people a heads-up that they were discontinuing the only good FP paper for their Circa notebooks. I don't mind printing my own lines on 8.5x11" AA paper, but losing the smaller sizes is a pain. 

 

Hi Jeffery!

 

For sure. Trying to get that cut in local shops is not cheap and doing it yourself is very time consuming.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 19:24

That is the problem with levenger paper products. I've been buying from them for close to 30 years. It never seems to change. You buy a journal, then maybe a leather cover for it, and all the matching 'do dads' to go with it. Now you're committed. Then you go to order refills, or new note cards, and it's not the same quality.
I love their true writer pens, the leather products are top quality. In general they do a lot right. They just need to fire the paper guy and get someone who understands fountain pens.
Would be nice if they read FPN..lol..





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