Rhodiarama Soft Color Notebooks

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No. 8

One of the most unique Rhodia pads is the No. 8.  It is a…

Karen by Karen Oct 21, 2015
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Can You Keep a Secret?

We took a look at the new Rhodia products that are going to make…

sunny by sunny Oct 19, 2015
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Featured Retailer: Fahrney’s Pens

Today we are talking with Kim Graham from Fahrney's Pens in Washington DC. RD:…

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Everyone loves a notebook to jot down and keep thoughts and ideas.  Customized Rhodia…

Karen by Karen Oct 14, 2015
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It’s The Most Wonderful Time – New Rhodia Products

It’s that time of the year for us here at Exaclair – putting together…

sunny by sunny Oct 12, 2015
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Rhodia Fan Profile: Tanja-Tiziana

RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Tanja: Hi! I’m Tanja-Tiziana --…

Laurie by Laurie Oct 9, 2015
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Silver Rhodia Weekly Planners?

Rhodia Weekly Planners are currently available with black and orange Italian leatherette covers in…

Karen by Karen Oct 7, 2015
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Long Time, Some Time

Hi everyone! Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Sunny. If you’ve followed…

sunny by sunny Oct 5, 2015
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The Paper Project: Week 23 – No. 18 “R” Notepads

The paper sampling for October is one blank/one lined sheet of a No. 18…

Karen by Karen Oct 2, 2015


Welcomes are always much easier to write than good-byes. Six years ago I welcomed…

Karen by Karen Sep 30, 2015
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Moving on…

For just a smidge over 6 years, I've been the main contributor to Rhodia…

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The Paper Project: Feedback on 3 Different Exaclair Papers

In Week 12 of The Paper Project, we included: 1 blank sheet from each of the…

Stephanie by Stephanie Sep 28, 2015
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Noteworthy Guest Blogger PJ Roduta on Journaling the Journey

  Today's Noteworthy Guest Blogger is PJ Roduta. You might remember PJ from when…

Stephanie by Stephanie Sep 26, 2015
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Stationery Souvenirs at From the Pen Cup Recap: Sketchnotes Workshop with Mike Rohde at…

Stephanie by Stephanie Sep 25, 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.