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First Time Using Rhodia Paper

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#1 MRose

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:43

Well after 2 years of enjoying the World of Fountain Pens I've finally got my hands on Rhodia Paper, yes I know took too long. There is an explanation for it. You see, the only place I could find Rhodia paper was on Blick, which is an Art Store and the Rhodia notebooks and pads that they have are a little expensive. So every time I've approach the stand where these paper is I've always back away from it.

 

Then I went online, so the ones affordable were very small, I was not interest it, I want it a nice size pad or notebook that I could play with my fountain pens and inks. Finally one day I walk into a Michael's another big Art and Crafts store and boom! There it was, just perfect a nice Rhodia Dot Pad No. 16 - 80 sheets 80g/m2 -21.3lb -High Grade Vellum Paper, not to mentioned that I got it with a 50% Coupon. My hunt was over, went running back home filled up my pens and there...look how beautiful :wub:

 

I like the paper, doesn't bleed is very smooth and for the inks I'm using is perfect can't be happier. Now I can write letters to my friends in a nice smooth and elegant paper.

 

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#2 SenZen

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 19:59

Enjoy! Your post reminded me I should try some dot grid Rhodia, I still have a blank pad.


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 22:41

Enjoy! Your post reminded me I should try some dot grid Rhodia, I still have a blank pad.

 

Thank you, I love it very smooth paper. The only thing I think that wetter inks take longer to dry like Apache Sunset took for ever...but go for it I recommend it :D


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 20:16

I saw some pads at Michaels here for between $5-10. 



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 21:21

Unfortunately for me, the selection at my local Michaels is pretty limited.  I tend to get mine at a small chain art supply called "Artists and Craftsmen Supply" (although there is now a Dick Block store in Pittsburgh, I haven't seen much in the way of Rhodia at that location -- although I rather like the EqoQua dot grid notebook I picked up there).

To the OP: no, Rhodia isn't cheap.  I keep looking at the Rhodiarama journals and walking away when I see the price....

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#6 John-XXII

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 18:36

Great paper i am currently using Rhodia.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:20

I have several Rhodia pads, like them. However I mainly write on cheaper college blocks, they are way cheaper.

 

The Rhodia paper, being very smooth, does not 'absorb' ink as the college block paper does. Which it by intent.

 

But the 'ink acceptance' of Rhodia is also more sensitive to the oils from your skin; starting at the top everything is fine, but when I reach the part where I rested my palm, the ink sometimes flows a little less good and the pen skips occasionally. So I always put a loose sheet under my palm to prevent my skin from touching the paper.

 

With the college blocks no need to do this.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 16:29

I need to ask a noob question. Since I've only recently started looking at high-end papers, I'm surprised by the number of offerings with dots. At first I assumed that for papers from Japan (Midori) this was helpful to people writing in Kanji vertically. Do western writers also like the dotted paper to help carefully measure their letters for cursive?

 

I wonder if I'd find it more distraction than help. I'm just not accustomed to seeing dotted paper.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 16:54

I am not (usually!) writing kanji and I like dots. They lay down a very light pattern and sort of become invisible.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 17:11

I need to ask a noob question. Since I've only recently started looking at high-end papers, I'm surprised by the number of offerings with dots. At first I assumed that for papers from Japan (Midori) this was helpful to people writing in Kanji vertically. Do western writers also like the dotted paper to help carefully measure their letters for cursive?

 

I wonder if I'd find it more distraction than help. I'm just not accustomed to seeing dotted paper.

 

Kanji is all Greek to me :).  My writing is all English (although sometimes with math), and usually cursive.  But I like dotgrid paper.  Horizontally the dots are like lines for writing on, but less visually intrusive than an actual line.  Vertically... for me that has nothing to do with forming/spacing characters while writing.  It's a useful guideline for keeping indentation squared up.  Or when I'm drawing it helps keep things square (my drawing is more like engineering/drafting, not artistic).



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:55

I keep looking at the Rhodiarama journals and walking away when I see the price....[/font]
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


It is good that you walked away from the Rhodiarama journals. Rhodia journals have the ivory color 90gsm paper. Rhodia pads have white color 80gsm paper. I love my Rhodia pads but hated my Rhodia goal book journal and webie journal. Rhodia journal paper are not consistent. Some of the booklet are nice, some are definitely not fountain pen friendly- the ink spread, shows through the page, all horrible things you can imagine. I found about 1/3 of the pages in my goal book being horrible.

The pads are good!

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 14:23

I just picked up two Rhodia no 18 dotpads and I am VERY unhappy with them.  I am in the process of returning them because the paper exhibits feathering which is driving me nuts.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:28

I've never tried a Rhodia Dotpad No.18, but I hated the paper in my one and only Bloc Rhodia No.18 7mm-ruled notepad, which was nothing like its Bloc Rhodia No.16 counterparts in terms of feathering and bleed-through even with usually well-behaved inks. Thus I'm not buying any No.18 Rhodia products ever again, even if the per-sheet price works out cheaper than the No.16 products with the same page size and printed guide marks.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 18:42

I also happen to love my Rhodia dot grid no. 16... in fact you reminded me that I'm halfway through my last pad of this!  Egads, and my local brick and mortar supplier is on summer vacation right now!  >___<

 

... I'll live vicariously through you.  Enjoy your Rhodia experience to the fullest!  :)


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:05

Love my Dot padsi have them all over! They are a little wet but I just keep a sheet of blotting paper on the current page so when I close it everything stays neat and tidy!





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