Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Webnotebook Review from Cynthia of JournalingArts


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Cynthia, from our December Spotlight Retailer JournalingArts.com,  recently wrote a comparison review that included the small version of the Webnotebook on her JournalingArts blog:


  • Clear, sharp text with no apparent feathering, even when using a fountain pen and markers
  • Thick paper has very little showthrough and minimal bleedthrough
  • Super, smooth paper accepts ink without skipping
  • Pale ivory color is easy on the eyes
  • Good for use with ballpoint pens, roll pens and fountain pens


  • Heavier paper makes the notebook slightly thicker than the other samples tested
  • Writing with heavy pressure will push through leaving raised areas on the back side
  • The ink from wettest pens including fountain and roll pens dry slower than in other journals
  • There is a logo in the lower right corner of each page

“Overall, I think the paper in the Rhodia Web Notebook is the top performer of all of the notebooks I have tested so far in regards to pen and ink… The paper is incredibly smooth and is heavy enough to prevent most showthrough and bleedthrough. Thick paper does produce a journal that is a little bit thicker than some of the others, but this won’t be a problem for most people. A large variety of pens will work well on the paper although this may vary somewhat depending on your pen and ink choices. If you use a wet fountain or roll pen, this journal may be the best choice for you if you want to avoid showthrough and bleedthrough.”

View the complete comparison review at the JournalingArts Blog.

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