I received this Rhodia Staple Bound Notepad as a sample from Exaclair, Inc., and it is completely perfect for me. With my love of micro tip pens, which I classify as under 0.5mm in width, I sometimes have a hard time finding paper that is receptive to such a fine point. With this Rhodia, that is not problem at all. All of my micro-tip pens get right to work as soon as they hit the paper. On the flip side, the 0.5mm and wider tip pens work fine as well, but I noticed that they take a split second longer to dry than usual. That won't affect me with this smaller size notepad (4.3 x 6.7 in.), but I may have to watch that if and when (and there will definitely be a when) I go to larger sized Rhodia products.
In the end, this is a very functional and useful notepad for me personally. The styling of Rhodia products is great, and the paper is a pleasure to write on. I look forward to trying out several more of their products.