I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I opened my mailbox to discover this dot grid version of the Rhodia Webnotebook waiting for me, a sample from Karen at Exaclair. Because I have already reviewed the orange-covered, unlined version of the Webnotebook, this will not be a complete review, but will instead focus on the unique features of the black-covered, dot grid version. If you want more information about the notebook in general, check out the original review.
|Black notebook in orange packaging.|
|Checking out the pocket.|
|Unlined (top) compared to dot grid (bottom).|
I tested a number of pens on this paper and, unsurprisingly, they all performed very well. Only the Sharpie marker bled through the paper (is there anything Sharpie markers don't bleed through?). The pens with darker ink and wider nibs showed some shadow on the other side of the page, while the Uni-ball Vision rollerball and Pilot Petit1 fountain pen (both very wet pens) showed minor amounts of feathering
|The pen test.|
|The back side of the pen test. Curiously, the paper appears a different colour in this photo. It is in fact the same colour on both sides of the page.|
Although I probably prefer the orange cover over the black, the Rhodia Webnotebook is an excellent choice in any format. I highly recommend it.
Related reviews: Stationery Review, Note Booker Esq., Whatever.