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Dodo Pad paper now available for your planner (Very proud reblog)

This post originally appeared on the very influential Philofaxy blog on Monday 11th July 2016. Since I’ve not worked out how to reblog a blog from Blogger on WordPress, here it is in its entirety. Suffice it to say we are a just bit proud of the fact that our new paper was given a resounding A* in comparison to the other papers tested for ink showthrough! Ours is the only paper with absolutely no show through at all! And we were up against Filofax and Rhodia Pad papers.

“You might recall a few weeks ago we featured a post asking for thoughts on Dodo Pad making packs of paper available. Well on behalf of Rebecca at Dodo Pad, thank you to everyone who responded to the post either in the comments or by email to Rebecca at Dodo Pad.

After some hard work the packs of paper are now available on the Dodo Pad website for purchase. Rebecca kindly sent me some samples of the paper to try out and share the results with you.

New Dodo Pad A6, A5 and Personal size 100gsm paper for 6 holed planners

Whilst I’ve done some paper tests in the past I sat down and thought about this one a bit more than the previous ones. I wanted to present the results in a fair and balanced way as possible.

As we all know what pen you use and what paper you use can often bring about some compromises as to what pen you can use with what paper you have in your organiser. We are always on the constant hunt for paper that will take fountain pen ink or gel ink without feathering or bleeding through.

So for this test I set out with a selection of pens, which are predominately fountain pens with medium or fine width nibs. My hand writing is not the best for broad width nibs…. or just bad in general! Yes I know! I included a couple of gel pens which I use on a daily basis and a standard Bic ballpoint as a ‘control’ standard.

I scanned in each sheet using a flat bed scanner and without manipulating the images in any way at all joined the front and reverse sides so you can see the front and reverse in one image.

The scanner of course uses a bright light source to perform the scan, of course on white paper this will show up writing on the reverse side depending on the rate of ink absorption and paper thickness etc. But as each paper sample was scanned in the exactly the same way the results should give you a reasonable assessment of each paper sample.

To give you a better idea of how well the Dodo Pad paper performs I conducted the same set of tests on Filofax white paper (approximately 70 gsm), Filofax Cotton Cream paper (80gsm) And Rhodia lined pad paper (80gsm) as well of course as the Dodo Pad paper (100gsm)

So here are the results starting with Filofax white paper:

Filofax White (60-70gsm)
Filofax Cotton Cream (80gsm)
Rhodia Pad (80 gsm)
Dodo Pad (100gsm)

The results are not too surprising. The Filofax White thin paper can not take any form of wet ink without bleeding through, it is almost like blotting paper!

Filofax Cotton Cream is slightly better. But paper weight isn’t obviously the only factor for the performance of paper with regards to wet inks. Compare the Filofax Cotton Cream with the Rhodia Pad paper, it is the same paper weight yet the Rhodia pad shows no bleed through at all. On the Rhodia paper there is a faint shadow of the writing of all pens, but in every day use I doubt if this would bother most users.

And finally a clear winner in this test the Dodo Pad paper, no bleed through and no shadow at all.

The Dodo Pad paper as you can see is square ruled on one side with a discrete logo in the lower right hand corner and plain on the reverse side.

It comes at present in three sizes, Personal, A6 and A5 sizes. It is available in packs of 25 sheets or at a discount if you order it in packs of 50 sheets.

So how much does this wonderful paper from Dodo Pad cost?  A pack of 25 sheets of Personal size or A6 size will cost £3.75 per pack or £4.50 for 25 sheets of A5 paper.

If you buy two packs at the same time you save 10% on the overall product cost.

Dodo Pad have also given buyers a special offer on their delivery charges.

Their standard UK postal/processing charge is £3.50. They realise that this is quite high if you just want to try the paper out, so they will reduce the UK delivery cost for up to three packs of paper or a shopping cart value of £10.50 (whichever is the greater) by 50% to £1.75. Enter 16PPR at checkout This code will work until 31st March 2017.

You can find the whole range of organiser compatible products including diary inserts on the Dodo Pad website.
Thank you to Rebecca for supplying the paper samples. I’m sure this new line is going to sell well.”
Thank you to Philofaxy for their review. The paper is available with the discounts on our website and also Amazon (but no discounts there I’m afraid!)

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That was the National Stationery Week that was!

Sorry we didn’t blog last week, we were on tour… No, not with Lord Dodo’s heavy metal band the Wailing Dodo’s (one for another blog, I’m sure *hemhem*), but to celebrate National Stationery Week at the London Stationery Show! Like Nelly the Elephant before him, Lord Dodo proudly packed his trunk (and we packed ours) and we transported our wares up to the big smoke to showcase the best of Dodo Pad at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington. Though we did request from HRH Queen Elizabeth II Dodo Herethat The Royal Train be used to ferry His Lordship to the city, unfortunately the locomotive was in for a service on the 1 – 2 April and therefore we had to find an alternative mode of transport . The drive from Cornwall meant several pit stops to stretch wings and legs, but we made it to the capital in one piece and boy, was it worth the journey! From pens and sticky notes to little folding contraptions and staple-less staplers that – if it wasn’t down to the little perspex window that shows you exactly how it works, you’d surely mark down as witchcraft – the show was a feast for the senses; a true stationery lovers’ paradise. Taking place during National Stationery Week (a fantastic campaign to ‘Get Britain Writing’ – you can read more here) some of the nicest little companies – including us *blush* – showcased the latest and best products on their stands. We proudly displayed next year’s diary (it’s the one before the big 50th edition – hold on to your hats!), the new, blue and just for you Acad-Pad 2014/15 and our new Dodo Mini Blank Book along with our range of greetings cards and even our very special (and freshly hatched) Dodo Jotter! The London Stationery Show is a very special place, with the best of the best stationery on display for all to see, touch, sniff and peck at. We went, we saw, we made new friends and showed the stationery world what Dodo Pad is all about. We only wish you could have all been there to have a good laugh with us on our stand. You’ll have to save your giggles for Lord Dodo’s 50th birthday bash and bonanza, which you’re all invited to! Details to follow in due course, stay in touch with us here, on Twitter or on Facebook! Or if you’d  like to be ‘Kept Posted’ on the #DodoJubilee celebrations sign up here.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Twelve (24th December)

It’s the final day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Today we don’t have just one gift…oh no! We have a selection of Dodo goodies to treat you to this yuletide! A 2014 Dodo Pad diary will keep you organised in the new year (which is now only a week away! *Squeak*!) and the eyePad is a perfect pocket accompaniment to keep notes and numbers handy. The Dodo Book of Visitors ensures that you’ll never forget a visitor, and the complete package will have you very well organised indeed for the year ahead!
 
A very Merry Christmas from Lord Dodo #HoHoDodo!!

A very Merry Christmas from Lord Dodo #HoHoDodo!!


To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION THIS YEAR?

We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck! And a very Merry Christmas from all at Dodo Towers – enjoy! (hic!)

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Eleven (23rd December)

Nearly there! It’s almost Christmas and it’s the penultimate day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Today we have a great gift for those of you that like to stretch your wings and travel; the Dodo Travel Log. Perfect for keeping track of important information (we’ve popped some of the most important in there, from dialling codes to time zones!) it’s an ideal companion for jet-setters!
Dodo Travel Log - the essential travel journal
 
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHY?
We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Ten (22nd December)

It’s the tenth day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! From the Big Bump to the Big Day  (or should that be the other way around?!!) – today’s giveaway is a Dodo Book of the Big Day! This wedding organiser will keep even the most flustered Bridezilla in check, with areas to note gift lists, guest lists and more!
 
 
Dodo Book of the Big Day - Wedding Planner
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: IF YOU COULD MARRY ANYONE AT ALL, FROM ANY PERIOD OF HISTORY (OR REALM OF LITERATURE…Mr Darcy! *Coughcough*), WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Nine (21st December)

It’s the ninth day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Yesterday’s question about family organisation told us a lot about members of the family, but what about organising those that aren’t here yet?! The Dodo Book of the Big Bump is a pregnancy organiser that allows you to keep track of name ideas, birth plans and more.

Book of the Big Bump
 
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN AND DO YOU THINK IT REFLECTS YOUR PERSONALITY?
We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Eight (20th December)

It’s the eighth day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Managing an entire flock of Dodo’s (gaggle of Dodo’s…?) is a difficult task, and in Dodo Towers there’s only one thing for it… The Dodo Planner Calendar. Whether you’re a Dodo or a human, this calendar is sure to keep you and your family in check in 2014.
 2014 Dodo Planner Calendar
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHICH MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY IS MOST DIFFICULT TO ORGANISE AND WHY?

We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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