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Made in Italy by Fabriano, these versatile notebooks contain multiple sheets of FSC-certified, chlorine-free, acid-free paper that is completely recyclable.
Perfect for writing and drafting with pencils, ballpoint pens, fountain pens, and marker pens, each notebook contains multiple sheets of 85 gsm, off-white paper that is blank, lined, or has a dot or grid pattern (0.5 cm squares).
EcoQua Notebooks are available in a variety of fashionable colors, including Raspberry, Orange, Lemon, Black, Stone, and Lime. Choose gluebound, spiral-bound, or staplebound notebooks.
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Excellent glue bound Notepads!
from Black Hills of South Dakota
Comments about Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks:
For literally decades I've used legal pads, although I had moved from the full sized to junior ones. Paper quality for fountain pen use of these style pads ranges from poor to what can best be said as reasonable.The only experience I've had with quality paper was some stuff my resume was printed on way way back when and some Clairfontaine 100gsm paper in an Exacompta refillable journal notebook obtained when I retired over a decade ago. Diaries and journals have never been my "thing" so they didn't see any substantive use.Well recently my curiosity got to me resulting in my ordering one each A5 Rhodia No16 and Fabriano EcoQua dot style notepads. These like my junior legal pads allow each sheet used to be torn off which as said is my preference as opposed to journals. You may find some online reviews written by folks who thought the gluebound EcoQua offerings were journal styled notebooks. Frankly Fabriano screwed up calling them that instead of notepads. Accordingly there are lots of disappointed folks lamenting the fact that the sheets tear off so easily. Fabriano does have spiral and stapled A5 notebooks in their EcoQua series though for those who prefer.The Rhodia is obviously the most well known of the two I bought and is often touted as a benchmark of sorts for fountain pen users. It has 80 pages of 80gsm paper with 5mm dot spacing whereas the EcoQua has 90 sheets of 85gsm 4mm dot spaced paper. Since the EcoQua is glue bound on the left margin as opposed to the Rhodia's top tear pad binding, the usable size of the pages is larger with the Fabriano. Both are high quality. But I found myself preferring the EcoQua for the subdued dots, their spacing, and the feel of my nibs on the paper. Even with very wet wide nibs like my Pelikan M1000 OBB and Italix extra broad oblique italic there was no bleed through with the EcoQua paper. Great stuff! Bottom line here is that they are a great highly recommended alternative to the benchmark Rhodia.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New Hampshire
I got the spiral bound grid notebook to use for my at work bullet journal. The pages are big enough to get lots of info and notes in and I'm really pleased with this product! Working great for what I need!
My favorite note book
By The E
from New York
For school and sketching software programs
Awesome softcover sketchbooks
Great paper, good size, nice soft cover, many colors, sizes, and papers. Like moleskin with notebooks but cheaper and I prefer the paper
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Pages don't stay in the book
from Seattle, WA
Though the design of the book is nice, light and small, the pages don't stay put in the binding. Besides tearing out easily, they also rip out upon turning the page. Unfortunately had to take this back with quite a few pages of loose leaf paper to show for it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. Please know that we're always happy to accept a return of a product that proves less than satisfactory, and we've shared your comments with Fabriano as well. If we can be of further assistance, just let us know!
from Rochester, NY
A great notebook that holds up well over time. It can put up with anything.The spiral is the perfect size to hold a pen or pencil.I prefer the grid over lined or blank paper. The grid allows maximum flexibility when writing/drawing, while also keeping everything neat and organized.
from Pittsburgh, PA
Best quad ruled notebook I've found. Comes in good sizes (I use it for a lab notebook), has lines that are clear but not too dark, nice cover.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The glue binding does not hold at all, the pages fall out just by opening book. really disappointed and waste of money.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. We're sorry that the Gluebound Notebook isn't working out for you, and we'd like to help. Please look for an email from one of our Customer Care Agents who will be reaching out to assist you.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Got the grey grid notebook, and I love it. No problems with pages falling out. Dark gel pens and felt-tip pens bleed through a bit. The pages feel wonderful to the touch.
Small stapled notebooks - blank pages
I use them for personal journaling, Zentangle drawings, writing thoughts, quotes, scriptures, and other ideas. I like the fact that these have less pages than others so that I can choose a lot of different topics.
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