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September 11, 2012
Amazing quality, beautiful...
Amazing quality, beautiful notebook! I have wanted a Rhodia Webnotebook ever since they came out w/the lined version many years ago, but I held out for the dot grid version....and wouldn't you know, they made one last year, and Jetpens carries it!!!! ^_^ yayyyy!
The Webnotebooks sold by Jetpens are the "3.0 version" with 90 gsm Clairefontaine ivory paper that accepts broad gel pens & fountain pens with NO bleeding or feathering (you CAN write on both sides of each page!), lies flat when open, & does NOT have the distracting Rhodia logo on the bottom corner of every page.
And if you use the 40% off coupon, or you buy the two-pack, Jetpens actually has the lowest price online.
If you like the "little black book" feeling of pocket Moleskines and the "art-journally" feel of those cool black hardbound sketchbooks, PLEASE grab yourself a Webnotebook and enter the world of grown-up journals :) because after I unwrapped my two dotgrid Webbies from Jetpens (one black + one orange, of course), I immediately gave away my remaining unused Moleskines and Piccadillies, because YES, Rhodia's Webnotebook IS just...galaxies away from those silly little Molies/Molie clones & their wafer-thin pages that feather/bleed & their weird oily moleskine covers that smell like chemicals. (P.s. then I came right back to Jetpens and got two of the bigger lined Webnotebooks plus a smaller size lined notebook-and I'm sure I'll be getting a couple blanks sometime soon).
The only reason I would ever hesitate to recommend the Webbies is if ivory paper isn't your thing...if you prefer bright white, then you may not *love* Webnotebooks. Jetpens has a pic of the ivory pages; if you look at the large blank Webnotebook with the black cover, you can see that the pages are ivory/off-white. To me, they are just lovely & it adds a little character to all of my various colors of ink; ink purist-types may prefer absolute white pages to experience the "true color" of their inks...to each his own!
But if you're already using a Moleskine-type journal with off-white pages, you only *think* you're happy.... For the same price, you could upgrade to a Rhodia Webnotebook and experience true luxury.
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