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Rhodia “Fab 5″ Giveaway #4 [Closed]

15 Dec

Getting down to the wire! Second to last day to enter for a chance to win a Rhodia Notepad! Today is Giveaway #4 for another Rhodia No. 18 Notepad. We will be having one Rhodia giveaway each day this week, so check back to enter each day!

Today’s Giveaway:  Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 18 Notepad (8.25 x 11.75 in.) - Orange Cover; Blank Pages.

Rhodia Pads are a favorite with architects, designers and scientists. The pads are staple-bound, made of 80 g acid-free pH neutral paper, are micro-perforated on top for easy and clean tearing. The stiff back cover provides the support required, and the staples do not appear on back. Each pad contains 80 sheets.

To enter: Comment on this blog post!

Giveaway Details:

    • At 9 a.m. (MST) each morning  next week (Mon-Fri) we’ll announce the giveaway for the day.
    • All you have to do is comment on each day’s blog post to be entered!
    • You can enter each day one time (that’s 5 chances total over the week to win a Rhodia Notepad).
    • We’ll randomly choose a different winner per day (5 winners total) and publish their names on Monday, December 19.
Check out our original post from last Friday for the full giveaway line-up by clicking here.
(Sorry, but these giveaways are only open to those in the U.S.)

 

Rhodia “Fab 5″ Giveaway #3 [Closed]

14 Dec

Today is Giveaway #3 for a Rhodia No. 18 Notepad. We will be having one Rhodia giveaway each day this week, so check back to enter each day!

Today’s Giveaway:  Rhodia Top Spiralbound No. 18 Notepad (8.25 x 11.75 in.) - Black Cover; Lined Pages.

The Rhodia Classic Top Spiralbound No. 18 Notepad (8.25 by 11.75 inches) has a double wire binding at the top that won’t snag or unwind, plus 80 g acid-free, pH neutral paper with a smooth, satin finish – very ink-friendly. All 80 sheets of this A4-sized notepad are micro-perforated at the top for easy and clean tearing, so you can jot down a note, share ideas, and keep your thoughts at hand.

To enter: Comment on this blog post!

Bonus entry: Tweet “Rhodia No. 18 Notepad Giveaway on @EuroPaper #RhodiaHappyDance http://wp.me/p1PnL4-dx”

  • Giveaway Details:
    • At 9 a.m. (MST) each morning  next week (Mon-Fri) we’ll announce the giveaway for the day.
    • All you have to do is comment on each day’s blog post to be entered!
    • You can enter each day one time (that’s 5 chances total over the week to win a Rhodia Notepad).
    • We’ll randomly choose a different winner per day (5 winners total) and publish their names on Monday, December 19.
Check out our original post from last Friday for the full giveaway line-up by clicking here.
(These giveaways are only open to those in the U.S.)

 

Rhodia “Fab 5″ Giveaway #2 [Closed]

13 Dec

Today is Giveaway #2 for a Rhodia No. 16 Notepad. We will be having one Rhodia giveaway each day this week, so check back to enter each day!

Today’s Giveaway:  Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 16 Notepad (6 x 8.25 in.) - Orange Cover, Lined + Margin Pages.

This classic notepad, made in France, has a major cult following! The pads are staple-bound, made of 80 g acid-free pH neutral paper, are micro-perforated on top for easy and clean tearing. The stiff back cover provides the support required, and the staples do not appear on back.

To enter: Comment on this blog post … that’s it!!

  • Giveaway Details:
    • At 9 a.m. (MST) each morning  next week (Mon-Fri) we’ll announce the giveaway for the day.
    • All you have to do is comment on each day’s blog post to be entered!
    • You can enter each day one time (that’s 5 chances total over the week to win a Rhodia Notepad).
    • We’ll randomly choose a different winner per day (5 winners total) and publish their names on Monday, December 19.
Check out our original post from last Friday for the full giveaway line-up by clicking here.
(These giveaways are only open to those in the U.S.)

 

Rhodia “Fab 5″ Giveaway #1 [Closed]

12 Dec

Let’s get this Rhodia party started! Today is Giveaway #1 for a Rhodia No. 12 Notepad. We will be having one Rhodia giveaway each day this week, so check back to enter each day!

Today’s Giveaway: Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 12 Notepad (3.375 x 4.75) – Orange Cover, Lined Pages.

This classic notepad, made in France, has a major cult following! The pads are staple-bound, made of 80 g acid-free pH neutral paper, are micro-perforated on top for easy and clean tearing. The stiff back cover provides the support required, and the staples do not appear on back.

To enter: Comment on this blog post … that’s it!!

  • Giveaway Details:
    • At 9 a.m. (MST) each morning  next week (Mon-Fri) we’ll announce the giveaway for the day.
    • All you have to do is comment on each day’s blog post to be entered!
    • You can enter each day one time (that’s 5 chances total over the week to win a Rhodia Notepad).
    • We’ll randomly choose a different winner per day (5 winners total) and publish their names on Monday, December 19.
Check out our original post from last Friday for the full giveaway line-up by clicking here.
(Sorry, but these giveaways are only open to those in the U.S.)

 

5 Fab Rhodia Giveaways! [Closed]

9 Dec

5 Days : 5 Notepads : 5 Winners

Starting on Monday, December 12, we’re celebrating this festive month with 5 fab Rhodia giveaways!

Monday‘s Giveaway (12/12):
Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 12 Notepad (3.375 x 4.75 in.)
Orange Cover; Lined Pages.

Tuesday‘s Giveaway (12/13):
Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 16 Notepad (6 x 8.25 in.)
Orange Cover; Lined + Margin Pages.

Wednesday‘s Giveaway (12/14):
Rhodia Top Spiralbound No. 18 Notepad (8.25 x 11.75 in.)
Black Cover; Lined Pages.

Thursday‘s Giveaway (12/15):
Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 18 Notepad (8.25 x 11.75 in.)
Orange Cover; Blank Pages.

Friday‘s Giveaway (12/16):
Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 19 Notepad (8.25 x 12.5)
Black Cover; dotPad. **This is the only No. 19 Notepad we have with dot page styling so it’s extra special!**

  • Giveaway Details:
    • At 9 a.m. (MST) each morning  next week (Mon-Fri) we’ll announce the giveaway for the day.
    • All you have to do is comment on the blog post to be entered!
    • You can enter each day one time (that’s 5 chances total over the week to win a Rhodia Notepad).
    • We’ll randomly choose a different winner per day (5 winners total) and publish their names on Monday, December 19.
    • (Sorry, but these giveaways are only open to those in the U.S.)

 

Choosing a Notepad: Top vs. Side Staplebound

21 Nov

The Invention of Staples

Did you know that staples have been around for over 100 years? The concept began in the 1850s when eyelets were used to hold papers together. Patented in 1859 by W.H. Rodgers, metal eyelets were used in place of the modern day stapler. Next came brass paper fasteners, introduced in the mid-1860s, which were used to bind several pages together.

Innovation came rapidly in the 1870s. Machines to insert and fasten individual staples were patented; then quickly followed by machines supplied by a whole magazine of staples.

Today, in the case of top and side staplebound notepads, pages are held together by heavy-duty staples, which provide for stability and strength.

Choosing a Notepad by Kelly McLendon on EuropeanPaper.com

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Top Staplebound

Most top staplebound notepads have micro-perforated paper near the closure, for easy and clean tearing. These notepads can also have scored covers or non-scored covers. Scored coverings are best for easier folding, as the cover is meant to be folded back time and again without tearing the cover. Non-scored can still be bent back, but tend to wear down the cover. Many top staplebound notepads have a stiff back cover to avoid pages getting crinkled, but also to support writing on-the-go. Try writing or drawing on one of these notepads on the bus or on a flight and you’ll feel how the sturdy back cover gives you a surface of strength to put ink on.

A favorite of architects, designers, and scientists, top staplebound notepads are ideal for quick sketches, doodling, a grocery list while you’re out, or even a science report in the classroom. An on-the-go example would be Rhodia’s No. 08 Pad, or if you’re in need of a large space for a design project, check out Rhodia’s No. 38 Pad.

But if you’re a musician, Clarefontaine has you covered when you’re in the studio or in the rehearsal hall. The Music A4 Top Staplebound Notepad features 12 staves per page to compose your latest masterpiece.

Side Staplebound

Some notepads are stapled on the top, whereas others are side stapled. The side staple notebooks give a little retro throwback with their school composition book feel. All modern side staplebound are made with reinforced staple binding for extra strength as well. These notebooks have many purposes and are able to be utilized in both the office and the classroom.

When you need bright colors to organize your classes or work, Clarefontaine’s Classic Side Staplebound Notebooks are my personal go-to notebook. In colors like red, lime green, blue, purple and more, you can use these as part of your color coded organizational system. The acid-free paper is exceptionally smooth and allows for easy and clear writing.

But if you’re looking for something portable, the Rhodia Side Staplebound Pocket Notebook is a quick grab-n-go notebook. Notebook portability is important, especially when you are out and about and an idea pops in your head. Taking the Rhodia Pocket Notebook on trips is also a must have. It can fit in your back pocket or in your luggage without taking up much space at all.

Which do you prefer?

If you use a staplebound notebook and/or notepad, which do you prefer, and what do you use it for?

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 Meet the Writer: Kelly McLendon is a freelance writer and journalist with a passion for paper products—particularly eco-friendly ones. Follow her articles on our blog to learn all about paper products.

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Orange You Glad for Rhodia

17 Oct

Rhodia Brand Story

Since the 1930′s, Rhodia has been a favorite among writers, artists, and designers alike. Easily recognizable by their original orange covers, Rhodia has become a symbol of excellence throughout the world. It doesn’t just stop at the orange or black covers, though – inside is renowned Clairefontaine paper with an extra-smooth finish that provides the perfect surface for your pen to dance.

History

Rhodia was founded in 1932 by the brothers Henri and Robert Verilhac, who founded the Verilhac Paper Mills in the French Alps. The name was inspired by the Rhone River – legend has it that the two Rhodia fir trees of the logo symbolize the two founding brothers.

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& It’s Eco-Friendly, Too!

Rhodia was purchased in 1997 by the historic Clairefontaine company, located in the Vosges region of France. This was a match made in heaven. A paper-making legend itself, Clairefontaine was established in 1863 on the site of a 16th century paper mill and continues to this day. In fact, it’s currently the only manufacturer making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent product quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process.

Clairefontaine only buys pulp from sustainable forests that are certified according to recognized international standards (PEFC, FSC, etc.) These certifications also ensure that endangered wildlife habitat is protected, worker health and safety laws are kept, and the rights of indigenous communities are respected. The river Meurthe is the source of water supply for the Vosges mill – the water is so clean when it leaves their facility that local people can swim within sight of it.

Shop Rhodia Pencils on EuropeanPaper.comWhy Orange?

Turns out that it was a standard hue for cardstock at the time and it remains unchanged to this day.

Form & Function

The Rhodia notepad, originally a sideline for Rhodia, was to become its most famous product. The Rhodia pad was considered a professional tool, and so was designed to be easy to use and durable, incorporating details like a fold-around cover, hard coated-board backing, and nice paper. It immediately overshadowed other notebooks of the time because of its quality materials and the innovative design of the scored folding front cover. Over time, Rhodia has become the most popular pad in France. Today, Rhodia has branched out into dozens of styles and covers, all melding signature form and function.