Rhodia’s High Quality Writing Paper

Rhodia Bloc No. 16 Notepads
Rhodia Bloc No. 16 Notepads

Rhodia is well-known and well-loved around the world for its orange notepads full of high quality writing paper. In contrast to many kinds of low quality paper, its super smooth writing surface works well with fountain pens and minimizes ink bleeding or ink feathering. Rhodia paper is acid-free, pH neutral and comes from responsibly managed forests. Rhodia notebooks and notepads come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and binding types, and the paper comes in graph, ruled, dot grid or plain formats. In general, Rhodia paper falls into two categories: 80g white or 90g ivory. If you haven’t tried Rhodia notepads yet, which type of paper should you choose?

We’ve used a number of pens, pencils and ink to write on both types of paper to help you make your choice. Each scan is unretouched and shows the writing results on the front and back of each page. Both types of paper have a very smooth surface and are fountain-pen-friendly. Ink had very little, if any, feathering or bleed-through (the exception is the Sharpie pen) on our samples and you could easily write on both sides of the page. If this type of high-quality French paper sounds like what you’ve been wanting to write with, we can highly recommend Rhodia!

Rhodia original 80g white paper writing test - front
Rhodia original 80g white paper writing test – front
Rhodia original 80g white paper writing test - back
Rhodia original 80g white paper writing test – back
Rhodia 90g ivory paper writing test - front
Rhodia 90g ivory paper writing test – front
Rhodia 90g ivory paper writing test - back
Rhodia 90g ivory paper writing test – back
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3 Replies to “Rhodia’s High Quality Writing Paper”

  1. I must get one of the lined pads. I have both the dot and grid No. 16 pads and I thought I would like them, but I really do prefer lines. I love the way the paper takes the ink, though. It’s so smooth, it’s high quality paper. I like the bright white, but I haven’t tried the ivory yet.

  2. Oh my, I can certainly vouch for Rhodia! It may be terrible to admit but I keep about a dozen of the #16 notepads on hand. I especially love the Premium R ones. The ivory, lined and 90g just fit my needs. I also keep a few #18, lined in my paper closet.
    I’ve only been using fountain pens for about a year, but I have found my favorite recipient for the ‘ writing fluid ‘ I chose at the moment. But ink is another favorite subject for another time!

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