CopyGuru from The Fountain Pen Network reviews his new Rhodia Webbie:
“The larger of the Rhodia Webnotebooks is very nice quality. They have a spongy, soft, leather-like material for the cover. The elastic “web” is loose on the back, not like the Habana which is tight to the rear of the cover when not “webbed” over the cover.
The paper is a slight yellow- and is extremely smooth. It’s the heavier 90g Clairefontaine weight- not the 80g used in the Staple-Bound pads. You’d need a paintbrush to get bleed-through. The lines are 7mm in the larger Webnotebook- and I believe 6mm in the smaller version of this notebook. The rulings do not bleed to the edges like Moles or Clairefontaines… this non-bleed looks cleaner IMHO. On the bottom corner of the sheets there is a Rhodia logo. Also- there’s a ribbon to bookmark. I don’t care for them- but I know a lot of people like them.
The cover itself is stiff similar to a Habana notebook- not “hard” like the Mole… but in no way too “soft.”
Since it is brand new- the signatures are a little tight- but with some use, it’ll lay flat.
The first and last sheets are a nice orange color in the orange notebook- and black in the black versions. Also the orange is not as vibrant as the Staple-Bound Rhodia pads.
Nice notebook for sure… it would be PERFECT for me if Rhodia offered it in 5×5 as well as 7mm lined.
Specs of Webnotebook: 5.5”x8.25” with 192 Pages and 7mm spacing (the Moleskine large is 6mm, Clairefontaine is 8mm, Rhodia staple pads are 7mm) Price is $19-$20”
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