Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is a large black Rhodia ePure journal.
The Daily Planner is currently selling them in the US, but Karen from Exaclair (the company that imports Rhodia) said that there were no future plans to import the ePure, so I'd suggest checking with the Daily Planner about current and future availability so grab them while you can!
In the UK, you can order them from: The Writing Desk.
100g paper makes it thicker than the typical 80g Rhodia paper found in the orange pads we are used to seeing.
Showing the size difference. Large Moleskine on top of the large ePure. The cover of the ePure is a thin leatherette reminiscent of the covers on the Miquelrius flexible journals.
The book doesn't lie quite flat, but it seems like the more you use it, the flatter it will get. I might be willing to overlook the lack of a hard cover, and it's inability to lie perfectly flat for good quality paper...
Showing the glued binding.
Rounded spine. Page corners are also rounded.
And now for the "everything in my pen case test"
"Paper is SMOOTH, but isn't as "shiny" as typical Rhodia paper. Made very single fountain pen tested feel like an ultra smooth writer. Ink appears to dry quickly"
I'd like to add that despite the picture quality, this paper is unruled white.
Reverse of pen test - the permanent markers bled (to be expected) but everything else seemed to behave rather well. Minimal to no feathering and only an occasional blood dot. All FP inks looked great, with the exception of the ink in the Pilot Petit which lightly bled through.
Of note - I'm not sure what "Thin and removable paper" means on the Rhodia site. This paper does not appear to be perforated like their other pads. In tearing out a page, it did not come out easily.