This Rhodiarama makes for an even more comfortable writing experience because it's thinner (80 sheets vs. 125 sheets in a Leuchtturm hardcover), which makes it easier to write on, especially near the bottom of the page.
|Top to bottom: Field notes, Leuchtturm A5 notebook, Rhodia Rhodiarama A5 softcover, L!fe Tsubame notebook.|
review can be found HERE). If they actually changed the paper since then, I don't know, but in any case it performs as desired so I can't complain.
Shading and sheen show well. Writing looks crisp and defined. Smooth paper like this is often more prone to grease from your hands, which can make certain nibs skip. I like to keep a guide sheet underneath my hand when I write to avoid just that.
|10mm dip nib and q-tip ink swabs show loads of well-defined shading.|
|The back of the page shows no bleedthrough, and very little showthrough.|
My experiences with the Rhodiarama notebook has put them back on the map for me. It's a simple but good-looking notebook without too much flashy features, but the paper is fantastic for fountain pen use, which is of course the most important aspect! You can pick up the Rhodiarama softcover notebook for 14 EUR/ 21USD (A5 size) from various retailers.
Note: this notebook was sent to me by Exaclair USA, free of charge, so I could write this review. I was in no way influenced in the making of this review, the opinions shared in this review are completely my own! This post does not contain affilate links.