Monday, January 4th, 2010

User Review: CopyGuru on the New Rhodia Planner

Stephanie

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Image of pocket Rhodia Planner courtesy of Biffybeans © All Rights Reserved

CopyGuru from the Fountain Pen Network recently reviewed the new Rhodia Planner.

“For starters, the planner is not made in France by Rhodia, it is made by QuoVadis in the USA for Rhodia with the 90g paper- which is heavier than the 80g used in the Rhodia Staple-Bound pads. *Editor’s Note: Similar to the pocket/large Quo Vadis Habana journals, the pocket Rhodia Planner uses 64g paper and 90g in the large- all Clairefontaine paper.

I would have liked it if the Webnotebook and the Planner were the same size- like the Mole planner and notebooks. It just looks cleaner when they are used together.

Not only are the sizes different from the Rhodia planner to the Webnotebook, but the cover on the planner is much softer than the cover of the Webnotebook. You can tell they are made by two different companies.

I’d say the 2010 Large planner is basically a softer-covered QuoVadis Habana with a Rhodia logo on it. This is by no means bad, QuoVadis planners are awesome- especially the Notor Habana.

On the rear, the elastic band “web” sticks tight to the rear of the planner if not in use- which I prefer to the loose web of the Mole or the Webnotebook.

Overall- I will use the 2010 Rhodia planner this upcoming year… I gave up on the Mole planner 2 years ago for the Notor by QuoVadis.

Size of Rhodia 2010 Large Planner: 6”x9”, made in USA by QuoVadis- for Rhodia. Price is $19-20″


14 thoughts on “User Review: CopyGuru on the New Rhodia Planner

  1. Hi Stephanie: Thanks for taking the time to comment on my 2-9-10 post. As I stated then, I use a extra fine point LAMY Safari fountain pen. I’ve been using the Rhodia planner and my writing does show through on the back of the page. In some places there is mild bleedthrough but no feathering. I do wish that there was no showthrough, I find it “messy”. I wish it had the 90g paper that you described. I even have tried using a blotter card immediately to reduce the showthrough but it didn’t help much. I’m not sure that I will make it through the year with this planner. I do like the compact size. I would prefer a bit more room to write appointments. My printing is small but I keep running out of room. Thanks for your interest in my feedback. Any suggestions?

  2. Hi Stephanie: Thanks for taking the time to comment on my 2-9-10 post. As I stated then, I use a extra fine point LAMY Safari fountain pen. I’ve been using the Rhodia planner and my writing does show through on the back of the page. In some places there is mild bleedthrough but no feathering. I do wish that there was no showthrough, I find it “messy”. I wish it had the 90g paper that you described. I even have tried using a blotter card immediately to reduce the showthrough but it didn’t help much. I’m not sure that I will make it through the year with this planner. I do like the compact size. I would prefer a bit more room to write appointments. My printing is small but I keep running out of room. Thanks for your interest in my feedback. Any suggestions?

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    Regarding your question about my preference for a soft cover. I suppose it is more accurate to describe the Rhodia planner cover as significantly less flexible, or stiffer, than what I prefer – rather than a hard cover. I find that with a stiffer cover, the planner is less comfortable and convenient to stash in and remove from my satchel, which is generally full of laptop and books of various sizes. Thus, it is very handy to have a more flexible planner that can fit in among these other items.
    As well, I find it less comfortable to flip through with a stiffer cover.
    Thanks for asking,
    Lucy

  4. Hi Stephanie,
    Regarding your question about my preference for a soft cover. I suppose it is more accurate to describe the Rhodia planner cover as significantly less flexible, or stiffer, than what I prefer – rather than a hard cover. I find that with a stiffer cover, the planner is less comfortable and convenient to stash in and remove from my satchel, which is generally full of laptop and books of various sizes. Thus, it is very handy to have a more flexible planner that can fit in among these other items.
    As well, I find it less comfortable to flip through with a stiffer cover.
    Thanks for asking,
    Lucy

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