I’ve been coveting the Rhodiarama A5 Webnotebook in anise for several months now. Stephanie at Rhodia Drive sent it over to me back in September after she interviewed me for the site. I’ve kept it wrapped safely in its cellophane for just the right moment to open it. Today was the day that I cracked the seal on the plastic and let the beautiful new notebook out.
The Rhodiarama Webnotebook is the colorful edition of the signature Rhodia Webnotebook. There are 15 colors to choose from including Rhodia signature black and orange but I, of course, chose the anise green. The Rhodiarama feature the same PU leatherette covers as the regular Webnotebooks and vertical orange elastics along with the 90gsm ivory Clairefontaine paper you’ve come to expect from Rhodia. So the big differences are the range of colored cover options and colorfully printed end papers.
Its been awhile since I’d used a Rhodia Webnotebook so I was quite delighted to test out my pens on the paper and see who flawlessly they performed on the stock. Inks stayed crisp and nibs that had seemed quite wide and soft on other paper seem fine and crisp on the Clairefontaine.
From the reverse, there was little to no show through at all making the notebook usable on both sides of the paper which is quite cost effective.
I paired my Webnotebook with printable lined guide sheets in 6mm ruling which I think give the cleanest finished look. If you prefer, the Rhodiarama Webnotebooks are available in a lined version as well.
Yes, the Webnotebooks are a little spendy but they sure are worth it. The A5 size retails for abot $30, the smaller 3.5×5 size is about $18.
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I like the Quo Vadis Habana notebooks in that color. Paper is great and it’s a nice size.
I recently picked up several from Gouletpens.com for $20 each for the A5 size. I plan to get more and hope they add the anise to their selections.