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Clairefontaine Paper Variations

Clairefontaine is well-known for making high quality paper in a large variety of sizes, styles and purposes. How do you go about deciding which kind of Clairefontaine paper is best to fit your needs? Here’s some handy information from the Exaclair website that can really help:

Clairefontaine Paper Chart

Notebooks90 gExtra white paper, except for spiral multi-subject which is a light pastel color. Ruled, ruled with margin, French ruled, graph, blank, staves (music notebook), staple bound, spiral, clothbound, hardcover
Pads90 gExtra white paper, staple bound, spiral
Triomphe Tablets90 gExtra white, blank, ruled
DCP Paper100 gBright white, blank
Graf it Sketch Pads90 gWhite
Spiral Drawing Pads120 gWhite, medium tooth surface
Spiral Sketch Pads90 gWhite, medium tooth surface
Spiral Watercolor Pads300 gWhite, cold pressed
Calligraphy Pad130 gIvory, simili Japon paper
"Fontaine" Watercolor300 g100% cotton rag, natural white, cold pressed
"Ingres" Pastel Pad130 gWhite - slight ivory tinge
Color - assorted, sand, almond, ochre, sooty black
Laid finish
Oil Pad240 gWhite - linen texture
Acrylic 360 gWhite, hot pressed
Pollen Stationery
210 g
120 g
22 colors
  All sheets and cards
  All envelopes

In addition to the difference in types of Clairefontaine paper, many people wonder how Rhodia paper compares to Clairefontaine paper. If you'd like to know the answer, the Rhodia Drive blog explains the difference between Rhodia and Clairefontaine Paper.

Cole at The Orchard gives us her take on the differences between Clairefontaine Digital Color Printing Paper, Ingres Pastel Pad, Graf it Sketchpad and the Kalligraphie Pad, as well as giving us a nice comparison of the Rhodia Webnotebook and the Quo Vadis Habana Journal.

What’s your favorite Clairefontaine paper?

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Years ago, I bought a side-spiral-bound BLANK Clairefontaine notebook (from a retail store, which has since closed). I have wanted more ever since. Is this paper available anymore with a side-spiral in a BLANK selection?

Thank you.

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