When we first introduced the Exacompta Vintage FAF Notepad, they flew off the shelves! Well, we’re excited to announce they’re back in stock now! With a subtle vintage look and feel, Exacompta’s Vintage FAF Note Pad (4.25 by 7.25 inches) is a practical, yet stylish, desk pad with enough room for daily notes and musings. Shop the Exacompta Vintage FAF Notepad here!
While supplies last, we’re adding one FREE Rhodia No. 11 Top Staplebound Notepad (graph paper styling) into EVERY order on EuropeanPaper.com!
Rhodia Notepads are coveted by paper lovers and a favorite of architects, designers, engineers, and many more. The Rhodia No. 11 Notepad is small, but spunky. Toss it into your purse, backpack, or tote and take it wherever you go so you can jot down quick notes, a grocery list, or contact details. With 80 sheets of 80 gsm acid-free paper, it’s the perfect size for all your daily musings. Check it out here; if you want even more Rhodia, you won’t be disappointed! On EuropeanPaper.com, we have every Rhodia product you can dream for!
Always jotting down quick notes at your office desk, or scratching out a grocery list before you head out the door? Make it easier on yourself and keep the Exacompta Vintage FAF Notepad close at hand. With its retro flair and brass hardware, the FAF Pad gives your office or home desk a subtle vintage vibe. Plus, the white, blank notepad is microperforated at the top of each page for easy removal, and the whole pad can be replaced with a refill when you’re finished with the original.
Curious about the fountain pen in the image? That beautiful pen is the Caran d’Ache Varius Collection Ivanhoe Gold Fountain Pen and is an exquisite fountain pen made with a 18-kt. gold nib and a gold-plated coat of mail body.
Whether it’s for a close family member, a faraway penpal, or your busy boss, Rhodia No. 12 notepads are easy to gift! Staplebound with 80 gsm acid-free paper, Rhodia notepads 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 for drawing, doodling, note-taking, and list-making. At 3.375 x 4.75 inches, the Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 12 Notepad is the perfect little notepad to pop into your luggage, stash in your purse or briefcase, and leave on your desk at work!
The Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook is known for being the quintessential little black notebook that you see everywhere. With 240 acid-free pages in its uber portable 5.25 x 8.25 inch size, use this notebook at home as a personal diary, at work to jot down notes and ideas throughout the day, and at school to keep track of new friends and schedules. Moleskine’s legendary hard cover notebook includes several features you’ve come to know and love: the ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and rear expandable pocket. What do you use your Moleskine for?
Rhodia’s No. 18 Notepad is a versatile notepad ideal for taking long scores of notes, keeping track of your to-do lists, and generally keeping you organized. Known for its 80 gsm extra white, acid-free and ink-friendly vellum paper, you can use any type of pen or pencil on Rhodia’s #18 pad without worrying about bleedthrough. Plus, each page is micro-perforated for easy removal and all Rhodia’s Staplebound Notepads have reinforced staples at the top, a scored front cover that neatly folds back, and a stiff back cover allows for easy writing or sketching on-the-go. Why is Rhodia your favorite?
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Can’t get enough Rhodia? Rhodia Drive just announced their contest for 20 Rhodia 2012 WebPlanners! Check out their post here and fill out the form for a chance to win ONE of the 20 webplanners they’re giving away. You’ve only got through Monday 10/31 to sign up, get the word out, and cross your fingers for luck before they announce the winners next Thursday 11/3!
Giveaway Alert: We’re giving away one Essential Rhodia Box! Open up the sturdy orange case (that looks like a big Rhodia pad) and you’ll find 4 classic Rhodia notebooks–a No. 8, a No. 16, two No. 11s (all with graph paper interiors)–PLUS, 2 Rhodia pencils! Rhodia’s signature orange dates back to the 1930s – it was a standard hue for cardstock at the time and remains unchanged to this day.
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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.
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.
& 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.
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.