Monday, November 24th, 2014

Week 6 of The Paper Project: Clairefontaine Ruling Sampler – Sign Up Now!

Stephanie

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The Paper Project is our way to offer a variety of Exaclair paper samples to 50 people each week. Every Monday, we will be offering paper samples from 1-4 products to 50 people on a first come, first served basis and there is no limit to how many weeks you can participate. Samples will be mailed once we reach 50 participants with recipients being notified via e-mail. *Note  – Week 6 samples will not be mailed until at least Dec. 1st. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST – WE HAVE REACHED 50 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS WEEK. TUNE IN NEXT MONDAY FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE PAPER PROJECT

Week 6 samples for the Paper Project include 1 sheet each of the following:
6×8″ Clairefontaine bright white, 90g paper in the following three rulings: Lined, Lined w/ Margin & Seyes (French Ruled)

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If you have been chosen to receive samples in any given week, please come back and leave comments on the corresponding week’s page. We also welcome you to blog or share to your favorite social media sites about your experiences.

Tag #rhodiapaperproject on Instagram and Pinterest. If you’d like us to see your Paper Project blog posts, post your links in the comment section on corresponding week’s page OR to our Rhodia Drive Facebook page.

What kind of comments are we looking for?

  • Tell us what you like/don’t like about the paper: surface texture, ruling, ink, etc.
  • How do you like using pencil/pen/fountain pen on it.
  • Would you use it to write/draw/doodle/sketch etc.?
  • …and anything else you think we should know.

Need a few recent reviews for inspiration?

Fun with Paper Samples from Rhodia Drive 

“European paper makers come through with great stuff. No big surprise there. Is this Big Box, grade-school priced stuff? No. They aren’t ridiculously expensive either. All three are worth giving a go if you love to write letters and/or draw.”

#RhodiaPaperProject Week 4 at Squirrel Sentiments

“I have tried several papers from several manufacturers and Exaclair remains my personal standard to which all other paper is compared.  The supercalendaring they do puts a smooth and buttery finish on the pages.  They achieve this while maintaining the paper’s ability to absorb ink, but not feather, and dry relatively quickly.  All this while holding international best in class environmental consciousness and sustainability.”

#rhodiapaperproject week 4 at Penguin Girl

“There are improvements in printing the grid lines over the past 18 years, the line is sharper and I think very slightly finer. ”

Rhodia week#4

“This is an interesting week of paper choices. The tabbed notebook page is a bit out of context. I find myself wondering if I would like the tabs in the context of the whole book.”

You can also check out the reviews that people are posting in the comment section of the Week 1 Week 2,  Week 3, and Week 4 posts. 

If you are viewing this post via e-mail or on a mobile device, you may need to visit Rhodia Drive directly to see the entry form. (Entries must be received through the form – please do not post your name and address in the comment section of this post to receive samples. Thank you!) 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST – WE HAVE REACHED 50 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS WEEK. TUNE IN NEXT MONDAY FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE PAPER PROJECT


6 thoughts on “Week 6 of The Paper Project: Clairefontaine Ruling Sampler – Sign Up Now!

  1. I love the texture of the paper, buttery smooth. Perfect for writing or doodling. Had no problems with pencil, pen, or fountain pen ink. Fabulous paper! I mostly used this paper to write on but did a little doodling on it too.

    I found out that I didn’t mind the French ruling as much as I thought I would since I’ve never used it before. I think I still prefer dot or blank but I could deal with French ruling in a pinch. :D

  2. I’ll be honest, I have not tried the French ruled page yet. I plan on using it along with the Spencerian method to see the use of the ascenders and descenders. Having said that, the ruling (even for Seyes) seems tiny to me. Maybe this is the equivalent of college ruled in America? The other two Clairefontaine Classic pages were amazing as always. I am a big fan of perforated edges, so I’d have to lean towards that one.

  3. Smooth surface, bright white. I use a fountain pen so no bleed no ink feathering is important. Both of these aspects are good. I like the heavier weight, 90g. Great paper.

  4. All three samples performed excellently with my fountain pens. I generally use the A5 size of notebooks so I like the size. And the microperforations are very useful for tearing out notes and saving them. Clairefontaine is just a wonderful paper for any kind of writing. Thank you for the samples.

  5. Lined/White/Violet – Love the microperforations. This is a must for me. The ruling is a bit too wide for me, but it would work. Dry time was a little longer than I expected but was not terrible. Bleed through was minimal which is nice. I don’t draw/doodle/sketch, but I would definitely use it for note taking in meetings.

    French Ruled – Not a fan of this. I don’t see the point/purpose of the ruling. The paper performed well with various fountain pens. The ruling is just not something I can use. Also – no microperforations.

    Margins – Again, the paper performed well. I could definitely use this paper in meetings if it was perforated along the edge.

    Thanks.

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