Monday, September 14th, 2015

The Paper Project #22: Sign Up Now! Free Samples of G Lalo Stationery




The Paper Project puts FREE Exaclair paper samples in your hands to the first 50 people who sign up – allowing you to try before you buy. There is no limit to how many months you may participate and if chosen, you will be notified via e-mail that the samples are on their way.

Have you been chosen to receive samples?  We would appreciate if you would please come back and offer any feedback you may have about this month’s products on this page. Comments may be submitted even after we close the post to new participants.

For the month of September, we are offering samples of G Lalo Vergé de France writing paper and envelopes in white, blue, champagne & pistachio. Each participant will receive 1 8×11″ sheet and 1 matching envelope in each of two random colors.

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Verge Colors

G Lalo Verge de France 50 sheet tablets are watermarked, 100 g laid finish paper stock and are available in 2 sizes:

5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄4″ (matching envelopes 4 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄4″)
8 1⁄4 x 11 3⁄4″ (matching envelopes 4 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2″)

5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄4″ available in 00, 02, 03, 05, 06, 10, 16, 28
8 1⁄4 x 11 3⁄4″ available in 00, 02, 03*, 05*, 06, 10*, 16, 18*, 19*, 28

Boxes of 25 gummed envelopes self-sealing envelopes are available in  in 2 sizes: 4 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄4″ and 4 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2″

4 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄4″  available in 00, 02, 05, 06, 07*, 16, 28
4 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2″ available in 00, 02, 05*, 06, 07*, 16, 28

Boxes of 25 gummed envelopes with white tissue lining are available 2 sizes: 4 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄4 and 4 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2″

4 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄4″ available in 00, 02, 03, 05, 06, 10, 15, 16, 20, 28
4 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2″  available in 00, 02, 05*, 06, 07*, 12, 16, 18*, 19*, 20, 28

We want to know how this product stands up to your favorite pens and pencils, (or other art or writing supplies you’d like to try with it). You may leave your comments on this page, and we also welcome and encourage you to blog about your experience. Feel free to share these links 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 this corresponding month’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 your favorite writing/art supplies 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?

From Jeff Dickerson on Week 20 offerings of G. Lalo Coreale Deckled Edge Correspondence Cards: “This paper is almost too beautiful to write on. However, it is a pleasure to use. It takes any ink. if you have an embossing tool it is a perfect paper to emboss, deboss, engrave or send to a letterpress shop. I think this is a better way to send thank you note than the cheap notes I have used in the past.”

From Dave on Week 19’s Le Carre samples: “Each of the samples from the LeCarre Pad performed just as expected. Using my staedtler triplus rollers, I found the paper to be ultra-smooth and accepting to the colors. Dry time was about 2 seconds for each of my sample drawings. I love the graph format because it helps me to conceptualize my ideas to be executed through my still very rudimentary drawing skills. The LeCarre Pad is definitely a winner in my book and I’ll look to add some to my collection.”

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 13Week 14 Week 15,  Week 16Week 17Week 18Week 19, Week 20, and Week 21.

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!)

3 thoughts on “The Paper Project #22: Sign Up Now! Free Samples of G Lalo Stationery

  1. Just a word to mention that my correspondent was really surprised to receive the letter. I know this is more a post office issue, but… the letter arrived in perfect condition. The postman, too, at the office was really astonished by the watercolor drawing ( and general quality of the envelope.

    This is a paper and envelope if you want to have some fun decorating snail mail to a special friend, family, etc.

  2. Exquisite. High quality quality, toothy finish. I like the watermark. In this day and age of electronics, a watermark defines class and quality. I put a fountain pen to the paper and had no bleedthrough with any fountain pen ink even with a dark full circle of ink. The envelopes would be a thrill to receive. How could you throw them away. They would be a keepsake along with the letter.

  3. It took some time to test this as the envelopes and paper came bended in my mailbox, and I wanted them to flaten a little bit.
    Ages since I didn’t wrote a real letter :(

    The paper:
    It took very well the ink from my TWSBI 380, nib 1.1, Noodler’s ink blue-black. On the Blue (02) paper, it looks really good. That FP is pretty wet, but I could see absolutly no feathering or bleed through. Ink drys really fast on that paper. I’ve noticed that for fast writing ink could very slighly skip. I mean, it is not as smooth as a Rhodia pad, for example. But the feeling is not on the bad side either. I just had to slow down a little bit, nothing dramatic. One side is kind of lined, but these lines are not coming through your writing.

    The envelope:
    Whith that large (and pretty thick) envelope, I didn’t want to just write my correspondant address and leave all that blank space. So I’ve decided to see how it could handle watercolor. I have to say that you really have to give it try! It’s fantastic. These is a slight texture on the paper, which adds a fine look to your work. On my FB account, you can see my attempt. (okay the composition is not so great, but that is not the point). It takes water really well, and the ivory color made my colors to pop in a way I love.
    Unfortunatly, I not into calligraphy, because I’m sure I will get nice results.

    Conclusion: That was a real pleasure to test this set. And the quality of the envelope was a real good surprise.

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