Monday, December 1st, 2014

Week 7 of The Paper Project: FREE Samples of Rhodia Meeting Book Paper


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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: The Paper Project will be on holiday the weeks of December 22 & 29 and will resume with Week 10 on January 5th. 


Week 7 samples for the Paper Project include 1 sheet from each of the A5 6 ½ x 8 ¼” Classic Rhodia Meeting Book and the Rhodia Meeting Book 90 

Characteristics for both the Classic Rhodia Meeting Book and the Rhodia Meeting Book 90 include:

  • 2 sizes: Compact 6 ½ x 8 ¼” and Large 9 x 11 ¾”
  • 80 Pre-printed lined sheets include: Date + Notes + Action
  • Micro-perforated sheets for easy and clean removal

Differences between the Classic Rhodia Meeting Book and the Rhodia Meeting Book 90 include:

  • The Classic Rhodia Meeting Book has orange or black coated and waterproof card covers and 80g paper.
  • The Rhodia Meeting Book 90 has a black polypro cover and 90g paper.

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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. ”

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“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!) 

7 thoughts on “Week 7 of The Paper Project: FREE Samples of Rhodia Meeting Book Paper

  1. The A5 meeting book sample filled a need I didn’t know I had. I’ve been using a spiral brand A4 notebook to keep track of notes for my weekly development meetings, and always find myself trying to keep track of the actionable items versus general notes. I used the samples, and liked them so much that I immediately picked up a book 2015, instead of starting my usual blank notebook at the start of the year.

  2. Just received the samples and did some testing with the following writing instruments:
    – Pilot V-Ball BeGreen 0.5 (roller)
    – Pilot Razor Point II (felt tip)
    – Pentel Graphlet mechanical pencil 0.5 with Pentel Ain HB lead
    – Blackwing 602

    Both paper performed well in terms of bleedthrough and showthrough although I think that if the V-Ball would have been a 0.7 that it would have bleedthrough. The pencils gave a wonderfull experience on the 90g, enough to convince me to use pencils more often. They just glide on the page with minimal effort. There was a little more tooth to the 80g paper, similar to the dotpads I normally use. As for the format, I would prefer not having the action column which is too narrow for my writing style (I prefer not to be constraint to a particular layout). I would love to see such nice paper in the same size as a marble composition notebook (and without margins)

  3. Absolutely love the Meeting Book paper. I tried to get bleed through with fountain pen, gel, highlighter.Only a little bleed through with an orange highlighter. i will definitely buy this book. Smooth finish, quick dryback with fountain pen ink. A joy to use and great way to organize notes. If you have not connected with David Allen and getting things done, do so, it will transform the way you organize and this book is perfect for GTD practices.

  4. Both the 80g and 90g are very nice. I wasn’t expecting much of a difference at first, but I can honestly say the 90g did feel better. It was smoother but with just enough tooth to provide feedback. I tested both with a Fine Pilot VP since that would be the most likely pen I’d take to meetings. The closest thing I have to compare these layouts to is the competing Maruman Mnemosyne. The Rhodia 90g was closest matched as far as finish. Both are side spiral bound and both have perforations. As far as the layout, I do prefer that of the Rhodia. In my opinion, the Mnemosyne takes up too much room at the top for the Date. While the Rhodia page actually takes up more room at the top for title, I like how the date field is placed up in the top corner. I can see how you might need six lines as a title to a page occasionally; however, I feel like this is overkill to allot that many on every page. Maybe three… but if I need more than that to sum up the gist of a meeting I can always use up the first lines in the notes section. One thing the Rhodia adds is the Actions sidebar section. This is nice. Rarely am I in a meeting where at least something comes up as an actionable item that requires follow up. All in all, good job!

  5. Wonderful paper. It really does take a fountain pen without bleeding through to the other side. I am not sure if the size will be ok for me. It might be too small. But, I did purchase one of these meeting books and I am going to give it a try. The perforations are wonderful

  6. I like the smaller size of the message book. The trick is to lighten the load I’m carrying.

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