Monday, March 30th, 2015

Week 16 of The Paper Project: Sample 3 Sizes of Exacompta Index Cards! 


Exacompta Index Cards

The Paper Project puts FREE Exaclair paper samples in your hands – allowing you to try before you buy. Every other Monday we will be offering samples from 1-4 Exaclair products to the first 50 people who sign up within that week. There is no limit to how many weeks you can sign up, and each week’s participants will be notified via e-mail that their samples are on their way. 

Week 16 samples for the Paper Project includes 1 of each size of the Exacompta Index Cards in 3×5″, 4×6″ and 5×7″. Which will be your favorite, and why? 

• High quality paper – use both sides, ink never bleeds
• Four subtle pastel colors: green, blue, yellow, pink
• Pale violet grid lines, 5 x 5mm squares
• Acid-free, pH neutral 205 g card stock, 100 cards per pack

We want to know how this product stands up to your favorite pens, pencils, etc.- so if you’ve been chosen to receive samples, please come back and leave comments on this corresponding week’s page. We also encourage you to blog about your experience, and/or share links about this project to your favorite social media sites.

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?

Rhodia Week 12 at bjw-draw “This week I discovered an irresistible combo from Rhodia and JetPens. Clairefontaine GraF it 90g paper and the Rook pen. This is a little stubby fountain pen, fine point.It has survived rolling around in my pocket. It is the perfect match for this paper that has just a little bit of tooth to hold the nib but still allow for the smooth line.”

From Jeff Dickerson on Week 10 offerings: “Another batch of great samples. All 90g and absolutely no bleed through with fountain pen ink. All three had great surfaces and my fountain pen grabbed well and dried quickly. The ivory with gray lines is a beautiful color and my black ink stands out on it. Ink dried in 30 seconds but if blotted it dried immediately.”

From Tony Thomas on the Week 13 offering: First, I tried it as a mouse pad. Works great. Next, as a writing pad. Although the grid lines are darker than I would like (I prefer the faint violet lines), it performed flawlessly for writing using a variety of fountain pens and inks. No bleed through and very faint show through. I also tried it with pencil and was very impressed with its smoothness. Another great product from Rhodia and highly recommended!’

You can also check out all the reviews that people are posting in the comment sections of posts from Week 1 Week 2,  Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12 , Week 13, Week 14 and Week 15

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!)

18 thoughts on “Week 16 of The Paper Project: Sample 3 Sizes of Exacompta Index Cards! 

  1. Love the smoothness of these cards. As someone previously posted, they ARE much better than the cheap ones I am used to using.

  2. The paper is exquisite – it performed perfectly with all the pens and ink I have tested it: 3 Pilot Customs (74, 92, 823 – all Broad nibbed, Franklin Christoph Model 19 with Masuyama Broad Stub, Edison Collier with 1.1 mm Stub and Platinum #3776 Briar wood with a Medium nib.

    For me, the most practical size is the 4 x 6, as it is not too large and not too small – just fits perfectly.
    Colorwize – I’ll have to go with the surgery-room-green, just because green is my favorite color!

  3. Oh a few things I wanted to add to my review: I enjoyed the grid layout versus lines; it became more versatile that way. Also, the description sticker on the cards states 300g paper yet two websites that sell these state 205g. Which is correct? Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to sample these index cards! They really are SOO much nicer than the cheap ones I used as a child. Three sizes and colors were received: green 3×5, pink 4×6 and blue 5×8. The 3×5 size is a classic size and I enjoyed the large 5×8 as well. I used several fountain pens and a few wooden pencils, as those are the two instruments I typically write with. Everything performed very well with the exception of my Monteverde Artista medium with Noodler’s Antietam on the pink 4×6 card. I am not sure if I hit a bad spot on this card but it feathered quite bad, however, the 3 other FPs I tried (2 Lamy Safari fines and a Platinum Preppy medium) performed fine on it. I will also say the pink color is my least favorite. It provided the least amount of shading for my fountain pens (if that’s something you’re into on index cards) and the brightness of the paper made even reading pencil on it difficult if it caught the right light angle. I would say the blue color was my favorite and green was great as well. Thank you!

  5. I love these exacompta index cards! I’ve not seen or used them previously but they are excellent. They take both my Staedtler HB pencils and my Uniball Signo pens nicely. I’m left-handed so smudging is always a problem, but these cards handle ink well. They even took my fountain pen OK. It says on the label 300g, which is about right for my GTD system, and I love the pastel shades. Pink and green also fit my GTD colour coding. I shall be pricing them up in the UK.

  6. Thank you for the opportunity to try these index cards! First I really enjoyed the grid pattern, the colors also were great for future organizing. My fountain pens had no problems with feathering or show through from a fine nib to a semi-flex using a heavy hand. The paper performed amazingly. Lastly I used the 3X5 card for some zentangle doodles with a 01 Micron pen. I really believe these cards are a blast, high quality, and will be in my Webbie rear cover pocket ASAP. Good bye sticky notes!

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