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It’s Spring And Time For A Paper And Ink Giveaway

03/20/2015

Exaclair is making you an offer you can’t refuse: a notebook plus ink for five readers. The paper is from Clairefontaine’s “Moulin Rouge” collection of notebooks in the pocket size with a different design for each winner. These are not sold in the U.S. which makes them a rare treat. Filled with Clairefontaine paper, this is a notebook that won’t go to waste.

Also, included will be a 10 ml bottle of J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier ink. That’s more than enough ink to get acquainted and hooked on a slightly warm, pinkish-red that is lovely for spring and summer. In a free-flowing nib, I found it a good substitute for a bright red when a bit of subtlety is in order.

To enter the giveaway, just post a comment and a sentence or two about how you would use your ink and pad. This offer is open to residents of the U.S. only. One entry per person with five random winners to be selected, 3/31/2015, at 6pm PDT. Each winner will have until 4/05/2015 to claim their prizes. If not, a replacement winner will be selected. Fulfillment will be handled by Exaclair.

Thank you, Karen, for making this giveaway possible and allowing Inkophile to host it.

69 comments

  1. Very cool! I would use the ink in my daughter’s Lamy ABC, and help her write in the notebook to help encourage her to continue exploring the joys of fountain pens.

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    • What a lovely red! I am fond of reds, Clairefontaine paper and daily doodle journaling. Thanks for some fun. Happy Spring

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  2. This ink and pad looks perfect for documenting the cherry blossom bloom this spring!

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  3. I would use the ink for everything, I’m not exclusive! But the notebook would be for writing a draft of a story. I tend to use the same notebooks I use for class and then filling them up with class things when I need to switch notebooks.

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  4. Ink and notebook would be used to record details of my next trip abroad.

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  5. I wish I had those right now to sketch the cherry blossoms in full bloom in these parts (Seattle)! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. Oh! What a gorgeous notebook and ink combo! I’d love to use a broad, italic nib on the luscious paper with such an evocative color- for anything from note taking to sketching – it would be a divine writing experience!

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  7. the color is lovely – I would use the ink and pad to practice my letter forms – my penmanship needs improving.

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  8. the ink and pad would be perfect for on the go doodles! 🙂

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    they would be amazing for practicing calligraphy for me.

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  10. As a francophile, My love of all things French include their paper and ink. This would be the perfect addition to my trip this fall.

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  11. Oh thanks for the giveaway! I’d use mine either for notes or as a journal. Love the retro look. 😀

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  12. Lovely ink color! I would fill the notebook with pinky-red poetry. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  13. Thanks, I’d use it for my daily agenda.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway. The notebook would be used for character/setting sketches for the new book I’m about to start. The ink would be perfect for the editing/revising on the book I’m finishing now.

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  15. I would write with the pink ink on the wonderful clairfontaine paper to make me happy.

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  16. Valentine’s Day 2016

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  17. A beautiful ink! I would use the notebook to catalogue my collection of pens, notebooks, and other office supplies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. It’s spring, which means graduations and weddings. Social occasions lend themselves to paper, pen, and ink in all sorts of ways 🙂

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  19. I’ll use it to take flamboyant sermon notes every Sunday. I’ll have to hunt up a broad nib for it, though; I don’t have any wider than a medium.

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  20. Bonjour! The notebook and ink – in a pink Lamy safari – would be perfect to document my next sojourn to Paris. Jot notes of a visit to Mélodie Graphique, a stationery shop in the Marais (5th Arr.) that has a wall of J. Herbin ink; walks about île St-Louis, and breakfast at Les Deux Magots – where one can find daily at least one person writing in a notebook with a fountain pen. Merci!

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  21. Lovely color for my spring journaling

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  22. I’ve been meaning to practice calligraphy a bit and this sounds like just the ticket.

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  23. I would use the ink and pad for corresponding with my niece and working on my project ideas.

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  24. I’d like to fill the notebook with the history of an imaginary country. Not the dull stuff, like tax law and speeches by the head of the wool-merchants’ guild, but the good stuff: family quarrels on a national scale, feuds, sieges, betrayals, unexpected love matches and their ramifications on public policy…

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  25. I would use it at work, just so my co-workers could comment on it.

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  26. I would use it to collect French vocabulary, as well as to practice lettering.

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  27. Cool! Two awesome products I’ve yet to have the opportunity to indulge. Spoil me!

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  28. I think I might use the notebook as a theater journal. The ink whenever I would like a reddish color leaning toward a spring-like mood

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  29. I need a new notebook for my purse, so that would find a home there. The ink is lovely. I would use that to practice with one of my flexible nib pens.

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  30. I write poetry, but haven’t for a while because of work pressures. The notebook and ink would inspire me to get to my real business of making art. I’ve lost that for a while and need to get it back. Spring is a great time to start anew.

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  31. I’d use them for new screenplay ideas!

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  32. Taking notes! I’m always scrambling for pen and paper. Nice color and I haven’t tried the small bottles yet.

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  33. WOW! What a cool giveaway. Thanks Exaclair and Margana for the opportunity. I think I would use the ink and notebook to journal my families vacations.

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  34. Very nice. Matches my Crabapple blossoms. Most notebooks stay with me in my home office so I have a running journal of notes while I work.

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  35. I use the J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier ink for grading. It is a softer red but noticeable, so the students aren’t as intimidated when I write on their submissions. The bottle is almost empty, so a replacement would be great! And the notebooks would be put to good use for spring. I use notebooks all the time; for lists, observations, class prep. Yes, I could put all of that on my phone, but the act of writing reinforces the best.

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  36. what a beautiful color. just the thing to jot down notes and bring a touch of joy to daily life.

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  37. Bring some joy into my life writing in such a lovely color to my Mother in a Nursing Home, Easter cards. Such a joy.

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  38. Wonderful giveaway. I’d use the pad to keep my “to-do” list and I’d use the ink to practice my calligraphy..a new hobby of mine!

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  39. One of my favorite papers to use and the best inks. How I would love to journal with them both.

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  40. I love the notebook and ink! Thanks for the giveaway! I would definitely use one of these as a pocket travel journal. I have several such with memories of various trips recorded, and this would make a lovely addition to that collection!

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  41. I would use this as my bullet journal and the ink will be lovely one for letters 🙂

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  42. I’ve never had a good memory, but sometimes will have fleeting memories of childhood or later times sneak in. I want to start a notebook that captures those random memories before they flit away again. This would be a special journal to use for that.

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  43. I’m a young fiction writer. There’s just something about writing on pen and paper that most of my generation doesn’t get. I’m just getting into fountain pens, but I love them! I would write my books with this ink and notebook! 🙂

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  44. Oh wow, what a nice giveaway. I know I would use the ink and notebook for poetry and general fictional pursuits. I love anything French, and Moulin Rouge-y and red inks…. Lovely lovely. The cover of the notebook is tres belle!

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway. I’d use mine with my Jinhao pen with my special 1.9mm music nib, super-italic. And I’d write a portion of my mystery novel.

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  46. I love the idea of dipping into ink and writing on pretty moulin rouge paper, which is definitely high up on my list of favourite movies. I would use this book to jot down my book ideas with a engraved fountain pens that I recieved as a present from executivepensdirect. It’s a beautiful pen!

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  47. Ooo, I would use both to plan a trip to France, including Paris!

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  48. Beautiful ink and notebooks! I’d use it to keep track of which flowers are currently blooming

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  49. This giveaway is awesome! I’d more than likely use the paper and the ink to make a good catch-all notepad that I’d carry with me. The ink would be used whenever I feel like getting out of the mundane blues and blacks of the day!

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  50. I would do a ink drawing a day at the little from-scratch bakery and cafe I work at❤

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  51. Awesome opportunity. (: because of the coke theme, I think I might use it as a journal. Or a notebook where I wrote down daily life lessons or blessings. Definitely something positive though. Thank you for showing us this!

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  52. I would use the goodies during the 2015 holiday season

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  54. I would love to use ink/paper to help me develop my business. Help me stay cheery and motivated.

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  55. Awesome giveaway.

    I’d likely doodle and draw and write lists. This seems to be the best combo to keep my brain happy these days. ^_^

    Thank you for the chance.

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  56. OK so who doesn’t love J Herbin ink? I’m ready to add some to my inking station!

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  57. How lovely! I would use the giveaway to chronicle my adventures this summer as I live on my own in an apartment by myself for the first time!

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  58. I LOVE J Herbin ink. I would use it to Write More Letters!!!!!! Also, I would use this ink to make more mail art. I have some Clairfontaine paper but obviously not this kind….hmmmmm. I change my ink colors frequently in my pen collection…. the question is, which pen to put the Rouge Carobier ink in??????????. Decisions, decisions.

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  59. I would love to use the ink for cheerful correspondence or doodles on said correspondence and the journal for story ideas. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  60. I would give this to my daughter who is 30 years old and a writer. she is a complete pen and ink fetishist (like mother, like daughter)
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  61. I would probably use these to start an ink journal, as I have “a whole bunch” of different-colored ink samples that I haven’t used yet, and the Rouge Caroubier would be a good addition. (Too bad I’m still so afraid to trying any colors other than basic black–maybe this will motivate me to do so!)

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  62. I just started using J. Herbin ink and love it and Clairefontaine paper is my favorite paper with any ink. This ink color looks like it would lots of fun to use.

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  63. Watermelon colored ink with my favorite paper, what fun.

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  64. I would use it for an ink sample book. Thank you.

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  65. Of all the notebooks I have used, I love the paper and designs distributed by Exaclair most. I carry one with me almost everywhere, and draw or write to help me know what I am thinking.

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  66. I would use it for my gratitude journal. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I wold use it every day at work!

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