Fan Profiles

Rhodia Fan Profile: Carla V

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Rhodia Fan Profile: Carla V

RD: Please tell us a little about yourself. CV: I’m a freelance writer living…

Laurie by Laurie Nov 27, 2015
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Thanksgiving Raffle

We are thankful for all the people who read or visit Rhodia Drive, and…

Karen by Karen Nov 25, 2015
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Rhodiarama Soft Color Notebooks

One of the new items from Rhodia that we saw earlier this year were…

sunny by sunny Nov 23, 2015
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Featured Retailer: Wet Paint Art

Today we are talking with Kristina Fjellman, marketing manager of Wet Paint Art in…

Laurie by Laurie Nov 20, 2015
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When You Can’t Find What You Want

Rhodia fans will sometimes write to us for help in finding a product they…

Karen by Karen Nov 18, 2015
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The City of Love

[caption id="attachment_16797" align="aligncenter" width="900"] "Peace for Paris" by Jean Jullien[/caption] We normally would talk…

sunny by sunny Nov 16, 2015
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Rhodia Fan Profile: Andrew S

RD: How and when did you first discover Rhodia products? Andrew: My first Rhodia…

Laurie by Laurie Nov 13, 2015
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Staff Sgt. Pitts

In the May 21, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal author Daniel Ford…

Karen by Karen Nov 11, 2015
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Guest post: Carla V. on Teens and Handwriting

[caption id="attachment_16767" align="aligncenter" width="400"] My 16-year old practices his signature.[/caption] Another Parenting Failure? My…

Laurie by Laurie Nov 10, 2015
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I can not write on anything that is not flat. It's always something that…

sunny by sunny Nov 9, 2015
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Back Pocket

Two years ago, the U.S. got rid of the back pocket for the Rhodia…

Karen by Karen Nov 4, 2015
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Guest Blogger: Rose from Enjoy Happy Stationery

Rose reviews happy stationery over at You can view more of her work…

sunny by sunny Nov 3, 2015
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Vellum Paper

[caption id="attachment_16716" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Rhodia dotPads[/caption] We get a lot of questions here at…

sunny by sunny Nov 2, 2015
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No. 18 Dot Pad Giveaway

Sandra Strait from Life Imitates Doodles is running a No. 18 Dot Pad giveaway. …

Karen by Karen Oct 28, 2015

Welcome to Rhodia Drive

Rhodia Drive is a corporate blog sponsored by Clairefontaine-Rhodia, the maker of Rhodia products. It's a blog about the iconic orange notepads and the people who use them. Never write in a dull notebook again! Rhodia – A modern notebook since 1934.

Rhodia Notepads - The French orange notepads with a cult following! These sturdy and economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers, writers, fountain pen aficionados, and people who like to use graph paper for notes, sketching and hand drafting. People love them for their grids, smooth paper and iconic cover. The unique scored cover folds back neatly. The stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable. All Rhodia paper is acid-free and ink-friendly. Their bright orange covers make them instantly recognizable in the store or on the street. Rhodia has been around since the 1930s. It was developed in 1934 as a modern office notepad.

These economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers. People love Rhodia pads for their grids, smooth paper and unique scored cover which folds back neatly.

Rhodia was purchased by Clairefontaine in 1997 and production transferred to Mulhouse, in Alsace, France. Members of the founding Verilhac family still work for Rhodia. The Rhodia logo dates back to 1934. Legend has it that the two Rhodia fir trees symbolize the two founding brothers.

Rhodia pads feature a coated card cover which is perfectly waterproof & flexible. The Rhodia pad cover is scored to neatly fold back and features superfine vellum Clairefontaine paper in white with an exceptionally smooth satin finish. The unique stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable, and micro-perforated sheets facilitate easy and clean removal of pages.

Famous Rhodia products include the classic staple-bound notepads, Webnotebooks or Webbies, brightly colored Rhodiarama notebooks, Reverse Book, 4-Color Book, Meeting Books, R by Rhodia ivory paper pads, Rhodia Ice, Mouse Pads, top spiral pads.