ExaClair, the UK supplier of Rhodia, has launched Rhodia Touch, the brand’s first range targeted at designers, calligraphers, architects, illustrators and sketchers.
The collection includes premium quality, convenient ‘on-the-go’ books and sketchpads designed with the needs of these specific consumers in mind. The range is available with a selection of fine art papers, with the Maya® Pad featuring two rulings, cross and cross’n’dot.
Included in the new range is the Marker Pad, with extra-white, super-smooth paper especially designed for alcohol markers. Being highly bleed-proof, this pad is great for colour blending and graduation.
The Maya® Pad, smooth on both sides, is suited to detailed pencil, graph liners and nib drawings. Its tough surfaces make it resistant to scratches and erasing marks and also allows the ink to dry quickly. This pad is available in white, grey, and black.
The Bristol Book has extra smooth and ultra-fine paper ideal for precision drawing. Resistant to multiple layers of ink and scratches, this book features an Italian leatherette softcover.
Carb’ON® Book, an intense black paper book, is suitable for high contrast effects and for highlighting white ink or gouache. One side of the paper has a fine grain, while the other is smooth, creating an ideal space for dry drawing techniques.
The Calligrapher Book and Pad are made from natural Simili Japon, a smooth and lustrous ivory paper. Manufactured with long fibres, this pad is perfect for India ink drawings.
The range includes Pen and Inkwash paper, which is a light-grained drawing paper that is best used for line drawing in pencil, charcoal, ink, gouache, and nib work, specifically for graphic art and industrial drawing.
Clement Rouillard, marketing manager at ExaClair, says the very first Rhodia range dedicated to artists and designers has had a promising early response: “This premium range features extremely versatile and exceptionally high-quality products that have already received positive feedback from customers within the creative industry, giving us the confidence that this range will perform well.”