Editorial

Is Dot the New Grid?

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Is Dot the New Grid?

  I have noticed this year that the demand for dot grid products is…

Karen by Karen Sep 2, 2015
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Fan Profile: Shea Ryan

RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I'm in 'this half of…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 31, 2015
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Noteworthy Erasers

Did you know that Eberhard Faber was the first company to put erasers on…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 29, 2015
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Welcome, Orvis!

It is very special for me to welcome Orvis as a new Rhodia retailer.…

Karen by Karen Aug 29, 2015
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August Link Share

Rhodia Ice Webnotebook at Office Supply Geek Two Stub Nib Pens That Were Almost…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 28, 2015
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Talk Back Tuesday: Reporter Notepads with non-removable pages?

"Hi there. I'm a reporter, and big fan of your notepads that fit in my…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 25, 2015
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The Paper Project: Feedback on Rhodia and Clairefontaine Premium Papers

Week 10 samples for the Paper Project included  6×8″ line ruled sheets of Clairefontaine…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 24, 2015
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Guest Blogger: Thierry de Nardin

[caption id="attachment_16252" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] (L) Writing on a Rhodia pad (R) Writing on a…

by sunny Aug 22, 2015
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The Art of Journaling: Inking it When You Think of it

How many times have you come up with a good idea, or a really…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 20, 2015
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Rhodia Product Spotlight: “R” Notepad Gift Set

The Rhodia "R" Notepad Gift Set includes a grained leatherette black or orange pad…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 19, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Raise your hand for more A4

Rhodia Fan Greg writes: "I have looked all over for an A4 Webbie but I have…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 18, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Have you ever read someone else’s journal?

Could there ever be any good reason to read someone else's journal? Or is it…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 18, 2015
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Fan Profile: Illustrator Elizabeth Porter

My name is Beth (Elizabeth Porter), and I am an illustrator and painter off…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 17, 2015
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Noteworthy: Woodstock Begins On This Weekend in 1969

I recently discovered that a woman I know was at Woodstock because she's been posting…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 16, 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.