I absolutely love this. It's fabulous, and I generally pair it with scrapbook
paper. I have used it with other types of paper, and magazine and calendar paper
is fun to use, but they are flimsy envelopes. Unfortunately a friend took mine
and won't give it back, so I'm going to have to order another!
The colors that I liked were amazing, but a few of the colors are just too light
to use. I'm guessing that if someone draws with them they could be good on the
picture, but I use my pens to write and to use my spirograph with (I like using
the spirograph on paper and then making envelopes out of it). OH! Wait. It
just occurred to me that a nice use for the inks that are etoo light to read
would be to use the spirograph on stationery sheets then write the text of a
letter over the spirograph lines. Hmmmm....
The dots were way too dark on the page. They detracted from the writing. I've
read that they have since created lighter, less obtrusive dots, but honestly, at
the price of a Rhodia notebook I'm too nervous to order one and find out if
that's true. This is a shame because the page itself is a delight to write on.
The paper is so smooth and luscious, and it takes ink from my fountain pens so
This paper is great, but I was super disappointed in the dots. They are
extremely dark and intrusive. I did read somewhere that they have updated the
notebook so that the dots aren't so bright, but truthfully, the dots are big and
bright enough as to detract from my writing, and I don't appreciate that.
I love this notebook. A friend gave it to me as a gift, and while I'd have
chosen a different color I am thrilled to have the pink. I like pink and love
the "flip style" of the edged pages. The paper is comfortable to write on and
doesn't have show through with my finer lined fountain pens (I have a feeling
that it would show through if I used anything except an EF on it, though).
I enjoyed this pen. It's small and comfortable in the pocket and in a purse, and
it's inexpensive so that I wasn't afraid to carry it. The color is a touch
lighter than I expected, so it's not great for signing receipts in restaurants.
Also, at this price I'll stick with the Platinum Preppy, which is more
comfortable to hold and to write with.