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Clairefontaine Notebooks and Memo Books

Clairefontaine
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The town of Etival Clairefontaine, originally established in 1512 in the Meurthe River valley in the Vosges area at the site of a paper mill. This area of France is known for paper production because of the abundant available resources.

Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger began his paper mill in 1858 in the small town of Etival Clairefontaine naming it after the town. The Clairefontaine paper company quickly became one of the most important factories in the region. In 1890 Clairefontaine started manufacturing notebooks.

This small family owned business is the only European company that manufactures its own paper for their own products.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Clairefontaine notebooks and memo books.

Country: France

Customer Reviews

Triomphe Small Envelopes
Very good envelopes, works well with A5 paper.
David
Centreville, VA
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Triomphe
Great paper for letters, works very well with fountain pens.
David
Centreville, VA
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Triomphe Small Envelopes
Fantastic paper, very friendly to fountain pen inks. these envelopes help me in my new endeavor to actually write and mail thankyou notes to people!
William
Albany, NY
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Triomphe
Paper is VERY fountain pen friendly and a brillant white color. The pages tear cleanly off the pad... every time!
William
Albany, NY
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Triomphe
I got the lined notepad for letter-writing. The paper quality is excellent -- barely any show-through even with broader nibs, and all of my pens write very smoothly on it. It's great for showing off shading on ink colors.
Amrita
Pasadena, CA
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1951(48 Sheets)
I use these A5 sized Clairefontaine side-stapled notebooks for journaling. Not as many pages in them as other notebooks, but they take every kind of ink I have thrown at them (even Baystate Blue!). They're a treat to use, and the covers even look nice.
Derrick
Northglenn, CO
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Classic Top Wirebound
My problem with some of the Very Good Paper Notebooks is that I feel like I just can't write on them for everyday stuff like shopping lists or taking notes for an online game. That just feels wasteful TO ME. (I may have a little problem.)

But this looks and feels enough like that old-fashioned steno pads that I've decided I can use it for mundane scribbling without feeling guilty. Good paper + no guilt = WIN!
Janice
Duluth, GA
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Triomphe Small Envelopes
I love these envelopes! They're a little big for A5 paper folded in half, but that's a very minor quibble. The paper is what I'd expect from the Triomphe line, delightfully smooth to write on, and allowing for some shading with certain inks!
Mary
Port Allen, LA
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Triomphe
I always keep a pad of Clairefontaine Triomphe at hand for all my letters. The paper is a little thicker and it feels nice. It also works well with most all inks, though it's not as good as Tomoe River at bringing out the best in your ink. I typically use "regular" inks (no/minimal sheen, shading) on this paper. Inks can shade on them, but not as obviously. If I write a longer letter, I'll take out the Tomoe so the envelope isn't as thick/heavy, but as long as it's within 3 sheets, it's not bad.
Iris
Houston, TX
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A5 Classic Spiral
This is excellent paper. No bleed through at all. Any ink I tried went on smooth.
Al
Waynesville, OH
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Classic Top Wirebound
Great Notebook...wonderful for fountain pens. Smooth writing
Dona
Butler, PA
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Triomphe
Great paper! Works well with a variety of inks!
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Triomphe Small Envelopes
Super smooth just like the matching note paper. The envelopes are of a generous size such that the matching note paper easily fits in without any trouble whatever.
Michael
Petersburg, VA
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Triomphe
This paper is super smooth, love writing on it. Gives all fountain pens an excellent surface to perform their best. Excellent value IMO.
Michael
Petersburg, VA
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1951(48 Sheets)
In my opinion, better than Tomoe River paper
Jason
Decatur, AL
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Classic Top Staple-bound Random
Perfect size for purse or pocket - I love the colors
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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1951(48 Sheets)
I have quite a few of these notebooks and use them for ink swabs and notes. Very good quality paper and excellent notebook for the price. I prefer a notebook for ink swabs than separate cards etc. The lines in this notebook make swabbing easy and the paper a good choice for ink.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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1951(48 Sheets)
These notebooks are made with paper that is very fountain ink friendly.
Katherine
Penn Valley, CA
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1951(48 Sheets)
These are the perfect size for my leather cover.
Raul
SELAH, WA
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Triomphe
I've been using the Triomphe writing tablets for years because it's a pleasure to write on. The paper is very smooth and works with all the fountain pen / ink combinations I've tried on it.
Byron
Walnut, CA
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Triomphe
this was a test.Happy with purchase.
joyce
Monroe Township, NJ
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1951(48 Sheets)
Great little notebook, I use it for taking notes and its nice to reserve one per topic. Very affordable for the quality. I would appreciate more color choices but these are good to start.
David
Mentor, OH
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1951(48 Sheets)
Pretty good paper, though you can definitely get bleedthrough and show through if you lay down ink heavily enough. I love the size and the cloth bound feel. Dry times are pretty long, which is to be expected. The ruling is a bit wide for my taste, but you can always ignore that.
Erik
Eagan, MN
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1951(48 Sheets)
These books are great. I'm using them for drafting short stories and they are just the right size so far. I'm going to try the larger version soon.
Brian
Winnipeg, MB
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1951 Random
Very happy with purchase. Excellent quality and good price.
Harold
Cincinnati, OH
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