Friday, January 7, 2011

New Clairefontaine/Rhodia products coming in 2011!



Link to YouTube for more viewing options.

I'm crazy excited about some of the new products coming from Clairefontaine and Rhodia this year. To see the Exaclair interactive online catalog for yourself, go here. Exaclair is the sole importer of these brands in the US.

What excites me most:
  • Rhodia Premium Staplebound Notepads (essentially off-white Triomphe!!)
  • More sizes of Rhodia pad holders (all with pen loops)
  • Rhodia Unlimited notebook
  • Dot Webbies!
  • Rhodia Pencil Pouches
  • Rhodia Pencil Cups
  • "The Reporter" Clairefontaine Life. Unplugged. Steno pad
  • Ruled CF Twinbooks
  • Clairefontaine A5 size French-ruled Wirebound
  • New 'Artsy' Clairefontaine Notebook covers
  • Habanas in off-white paper
  • Artsy cover Habanas
  • 1670 ink continued into 2011!!
  • J. Herbin dip pen Luminescent ink
  • Clairefontaine 'Crok' Books, staplebound sketch books
There's lots of exciting stuff, but you'll have to drool for a few months! Most of these won't be in until the Spring, likely April or May. Until then, try not to drool into your keyboard, that gets messy. :P

What of these are you excited about?

22 comments:

  1. In order of the most drool inducing:
    Rhodia premium staplebound
    New Habanas
    CF A5 French rule wirebound

    I have mixed feelings about the 1670 being extended. While I absolutely love it, I wish it retained its 2010 exclusivity.

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  2. First of all, a 5am posting? Now that's dedication!

    Secondly, I can't wait to try the Webbie Tablets and the wirebound Seyes ruled pad.

    I'm not sure I'll try the Dot Webbie although I do like the DotPad quite a bit!

    The ivory Habana still makes me sad...

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  3. Nathan, I hear where you're coming from about the 1670, but I am glad they extended it. If they had made it widely available in 2010 so that anyone who wanted it could get it, that would be one thing. But since it was nothing but a whole year of month after month of getting limited bottles and everyone clearing me out in a matter of hours, there are still a lot of people out there who never got a chance to try it. For that reason, I'm glad they extended it.

    Dizzy, haha, don't look at my timestamp, I scheduled this post ahead of time! By ahead of time, I mean I wrote it at 2:30am and scheduled it out for 5am, LOL! :P

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  4. I'm most excited about the Rhodia pencil cup, Webbie Tablets, and artsy Clairefontaine covers. I've always wanted the box that the Rhodia pencils came in but $42 is a lot to spend on pencils just for the box if you don't use pencils.

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  5. I'm excited about the new Dot Webbies and the new version of the Habanas. Sign me up for a pair of each.

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  6. @Bridgett, we have a lot of extra Rhodia pencil boxes laying around (from individually selling the pencils). Is that something you'd like to see for sale? And if so, how much would you be willing to pay for one?

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  7. My favorite will be the "foofy" French cat covered notebooks! Meow!

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  8. Brian, do you have any plans for bringing in the wax seal in glue stick forms? I think those are interesting because they're safer and easier to use ( no butane lighter, no open flame, no smoke etc) and glue guns are really cheap if you get them off eBay. I personally will prefer using a glue gun to squeeze out wax then use a lighter to melt wax. Also, you might also want to consider seeling glue guns with the wax sticks so that people don't have to worry about compatibility.

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  9. Kite, the glue stick sealing wax is something available right now, it's not a new product. I simply haven't carried it yet because not enough people have asked for it! I certainly could though...it's something for me to think about. They have some colors in the glue stick waxes that they don't have in the Supple Wax stick form. As far as guns though, I won't be carrying those. I don't have a source lined up for guns and since they're EVERYWHERE, it wouldn't be worthwhile for me to sell them. You can literally get a glue gun at every Target, Walmart, craft store and drug store in the country. There are only two types of guns as far as I know, standard size and 'mini' size. These sticks fit a standard size gun.

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  10. That's good to know. It's not specifically mentioned in the catalog but I think the glue stick sealing wax is only worth carrying if its supple and not brittle. Maybe a video of you with a glue gun will entice more people to pick it up haha.

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  11. Kite, the glue gun wax is supple, that I know. They mention in the catalog 'Recommended for standard low-heat glue guns' at the top of page 43 of the catalog.

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  12. DOT WEBBIES!!! If only they had a white version of them too, but oh well its a DOT WEBBIE! They have some great new stuff coming out. I liked the "foofy" French cat covered notebooks too Wicky. The glue stick wax might be nice; I scare myself when I use my Creme Brule torch to melt wax, but then I would probably be to lazy to dig out my glue gun to seal a letter.

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  13. This is a great post. I love the way you walked viewers through the catalog. I was so intrigued that I went over to the Exaclair site and looked at that catalog in detail.

    The dot Webbie is very interesting. I really enjoy the Webbie that I am using as a journal book currently. If you do a review of this Dot Webbie, that would be great because I think that I might like to try it myself. Like the reader above, I would love the same paper in white.

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  14. I am very encouraged by what I can see of the paper sample for the Habana, and I like the limited edition covers for them as well.

    I'd probably be willing to pay $4 or $5 for one of those Rhodia pencil boxes, though that wasn't directed specifically at me. I don't have that much use for pencils (particularly compared to the 30 I have purchased in the last couple months), but I do think I'm going to throw in a Rhodia pencil or two with my next order.

    Speaking of that, any word on fun deliveries like more Noodler's flex nib pens this month?

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  15. Rhodia pad covers! Fantastic. I have a short stack of Le Carres (*spelling?) sitting on my shelf and I've had them since August wondering what to do with them. They are the most perfect size, but the lack of a pad cover limits their portability, IMHO. So, I can start using my LC pads :)

    The Premium Staple bound is CRACK! They read my mind! I know we'll be paying for 'em! LOL

    Looks like it's going to be a great year!

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  16. I like foofy-covered journals and notebooks like Mlle No and such. I'm interested in trying some dot paper this year, and am actually excited that the Webbies are now off-white.

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  17. I like foofy-covered journals and notebooks like Mlle No and such. I'm interested in trying some dot paper this year, and am actually excited that the Webbies are now off-white.

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  18. I am very encouraged by what I can see of the paper sample for the Habana, and I like the limited edition covers for them as well.

    I'd probably be willing to pay $4 or $5 for one of those Rhodia pencil boxes, though that wasn't directed specifically at me. I don't have that much use for pencils (particularly compared to the 30 I have purchased in the last couple months), but I do think I'm going to throw in a Rhodia pencil or two with my next order.

    Speaking of that, any word on fun deliveries like more Noodler's flex nib pens this month?

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  19. This is a great post. I love the way you walked viewers through the catalog. I was so intrigued that I went over to the Exaclair site and looked at that catalog in detail.

    The dot Webbie is very interesting. I really enjoy the Webbie that I am using as a journal book currently. If you do a review of this Dot Webbie, that would be great because I think that I might like to try it myself. Like the reader above, I would love the same paper in white.

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  20. Kite, the glue gun wax is supple, that I know. They mention in the catalog 'Recommended for standard low-heat glue guns' at the top of page 43 of the catalog.

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  21. That's good to know. It's not specifically mentioned in the catalog but I think the glue stick sealing wax is only worth carrying if its supple and not brittle. Maybe a video of you with a glue gun will entice more people to pick it up haha.

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