Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Details

Karen

We recently received this email: “Would be nice if your website offered more information. The links show graph or lined paper. How many squares per inch? Wide ruled or college ruled? Maybe a glossary for potential new customers who are searching for quality paper, but do not understand what L+M means.”

I asked a blogger friend if this level of detail was important.  She felt it was. “When I do journal reviews which had lined paper, I would include the ruling width,” she said. “To people that write big or small, that’s important. I’m not a fan of graph paper, so I’m not sure why people would want to know the dimensions of the squares but if it helps, by all means include it! I say in circumstances like this, more is better.”

What is your opinion?  What product specs do you find most valuable for notebooks and journals?

BTW – “L+M” means means “Lined with Margin.” The thumbnail photo next to the caption was supposed to illustrate this, but obviously it didn’t for this person. We’ll change the website to make title clearer.


26 thoughts on “Details

  1. Well, I have my work cut out for me on adding details to rhodiapads.com and the Exaclair catalog this fall.

    To answer Cerement’s question, “Seyes” is French-ruled, and “Seyes C” is French-ruled with a border around the edges.

  2. Well, I have my work cut out for me on adding details to rhodiapads.com and the Exaclair catalog this fall.

    To answer Cerement’s question, “Seyes” is French-ruled, and “Seyes C” is French-ruled with a border around the edges.

  3. Absolutely include that sort of info. I remember before making a decision to buy my first pad of Rhodia graph paper, I scoured around on the internet for some time before I finally found a blog whose owner was thoughtful enough to note that the squares were 5×5 mm.

    Having that info was important to me for knowing whether I could comfortably write on adjacent graph (horizontal) lines.

    I remember thinking at the time I couldn’t fathom why a site (Rhodia Drive) dedicated to everything you ever wanted to know about Rhodia products wouldn’t include something as basic as the graph grid spacing or the line spacings on the ruled pads.

    And now since I’m already writing, maybe you can tell me why the vertical margin rule on the lined #16 pad (which is what I generally use) is set so far to the right? I’d sure be a lot more pleased if it were somewhere around 18 mm.

  4. Absolutely include that sort of info. I remember before making a decision to buy my first pad of Rhodia graph paper, I scoured around on the internet for some time before I finally found a blog whose owner was thoughtful enough to note that the squares were 5×5 mm.

    Having that info was important to me for knowing whether I could comfortably write on adjacent graph (horizontal) lines.

    I remember thinking at the time I couldn’t fathom why a site (Rhodia Drive) dedicated to everything you ever wanted to know about Rhodia products wouldn’t include something as basic as the graph grid spacing or the line spacings on the ruled pads.

    And now since I’m already writing, maybe you can tell me why the vertical margin rule on the lined #16 pad (which is what I generally use) is set so far to the right? I’d sure be a lot more pleased if it were somewhere around 18 mm.

  5. Everyone, thank you very much for your feedback. We will add ruling sizes, colors of lines, spacing of grids and dot grids and other detailed information as we prepare the new catalogs this fall. I will also add this information to individual products on rhodiapads.com and quovadisplanners.com. On our main website – exaclair.com – the detail will be able to be viewed on the catalog pages in pdf and flash. Kindly note – I will only be adding that info for Rhodia, Clairefontaine and Quo Vadis products we manufacture, import or distribute in the U.S. Some of our retailers, Goulet Pen, for example, special order products from France. While this is a wonderful service, we do not include special-order products on our websites or catalogs. If you need further detail on these particular products please ask the retailer directly. Thank you so much again for your valuable input. We will implement these changes as we go forward.

  6. Everyone, thank you very much for your feedback. We will add ruling sizes, colors of lines, spacing of grids and dot grids and other detailed information as we prepare the new catalogs this fall. I will also add this information to individual products on rhodiapads.com and quovadisplanners.com. On our main website – exaclair.com – the detail will be able to be viewed on the catalog pages in pdf and flash. Kindly note – I will only be adding that info for Rhodia, Clairefontaine and Quo Vadis products we manufacture, import or distribute in the U.S. Some of our retailers, Goulet Pen, for example, special order products from France. While this is a wonderful service, we do not include special-order products on our websites or catalogs. If you need further detail on these particular products please ask the retailer directly. Thank you so much again for your valuable input. We will implement these changes as we go forward.

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