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FAF Deskside Notepad

Price: $39.00-$49.00
Item: ADS6860
Small, originally $39
Medium, originally $44
Large, originally $49
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
A superlative refillable notepad from France
Made in Paris in a workshop built by Gustave Eiffel (of eponymous Tower fame), the FAF (Fabriqué en France) is a thoughtfully designed, generously appointed refillable notepad. In fact, this substantive notepad could be the ideal companion for those who regularly dispatch handwritten communications.
  • Includes 200 sheets of bright white 60-gsm paper, microperforated for easy removal
  • Paper fastens securely into the frame with metal bolts
  • Sturdy metal construction, with rubber feet to help it stay put
  • Small, 4W x 6 3/4H
  • Medium, 4 5/8W x 7 3/4H
  • Large, 5 1/2W x 8 5/8H
  • Made in France
  • We offer refills

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ExaclairFAF Deskside Notepad
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple Desktop Elegance for Note-taking

The Exacompta Bloc FAF through Levenger is an exceptionally well-made accessory that will mark any desktop with elegance demonstrated by simple function and an unimposing design as a note-pad.
Though the catalog states...Read complete review

The Exacompta Bloc FAF through Levenger is an exceptionally well-made accessory that will mark any desktop with elegance demonstrated by simple function and an unimposing design as a note-pad.
Though the catalog states the FAF stands for "Fabrique en France," made in France, in this case FAF is abbreviation for "feuille à feuille," meaning sheets of paper. Simple enough. I do not know if this item was produced by the "workshop Eiffel set up" (he set up so many) is true or not, nor does it matter.

It is beautifully made in bronze and aluminum, has two thumb screws securing the pre-punched paper in place. The five felt foot-pads (?) hold this unit in place enough it will not move in either normal or frenzied notetaking. This notepad begs to be matched up with something equally engineered, like the metallic L-Tech series and the Palomino Blackwing pencils. It does not welcome plastic or composite writing tools but metal or wood, in my uneducated yet oftimes too ambitious opinion.

I haven't had this for 24 hours yet family and confreres have been fast-pitching hints they would be thrilled should one show up as a Hanukkah gift or should Santa gladly exchanged those home-made ole-fashioned Christmas cookies for one in their mantle-hanging stocking.
A Beautiful item.
Have a great Yule 2012 season.
DonL

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Very Poor Quality

Bought this based on other reviews. The paper is very thin. Grid paper is not available. The item is made out of thin aluminum with sharp edges - you will get cut if...Read complete review

Bought this based on other reviews. The paper is very thin. Grid paper is not available. The item is made out of thin aluminum with sharp edges - you will get cut if you slide your finger along the edge. The coating on the aluminum is scraped on the round top edge - probably caused when forming the round during production. The back is so flimsy it is deformed by the brass screws. Rubber pads on back are very thin and I wouldn't expect them to stay attached for very long. Wouldn't buy it again if the price were $5.00.

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5.0

Great Buy!

By 

from Thorndale

Verified Buyer

Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

I purchased this pad to have by my phone at work for jotting messages, quick notes for tasks, etc... It's great. It's heavy enough to stay in place and not get moved all around my desk. The rubber "feet" help keep it stationary when I write with one hand. Paper is thin, but since it's mostly "throw away" notes, it seems appropriate in terms of limiting waste. I purchased the small, but may move up one size in the future.

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  • 35 - 44
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  • Male
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5.0

Second time around part 2

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from San Diego, CA

Site Member

Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

I love these pads and the refills - so much that I bought a new set for home and took the old one to my office. The unit is heavy enough to stay put and east to find on my cluttered desk - always there when you need to jot a note. The paper itself is lightweight enough that I don't feee l like I am killing a whole tree every time I jot a note to myself.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Executive/Management
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great desk note pad

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from Chicago, IL

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

I am perpetually looking for a sheet of paper to make a list. This is a nice, heavy, note pad that is refillable. The paper felt very thin when I opened it up. It is - but, it's surprisingly nice to write on. There's no bleed through, which was my big fear. (I love Sharpies.) It's a little pricey for what it is, but I would recommend it. Others have said they don't like the feet. That's a feature I love because the pad is always where I leave it. The base is heavy enough that it doesn't get trapped between other papers. I do wish there were pale grid refills like the Circa paper. (Levenger, hope you are listening!).

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  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Marketing/Sales
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5.0

Good pad.

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from Michigan

Site Member

Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

Frustrated with cheap pads, especially ones that don't tear off properly. So I indulged in the small version of the FAF deskside notepad -- I'm very happy.

The base looks smart, doesn't slip. The paper tears off easily, neatly. The paper is thin (from the packaging it looks like Levenger sells this, they don't actually make it) but I haven't seen any bleeding after using a gel pen.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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  • Everyday Home
 
5.0

Liked this so much I got one for myself

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from Amherst. MA

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

I bought this at Xmas time for my daughter & her boyfriend. I liked it enough to sink another $100 (including refills) and get one for myself. The metal plate is on the thin side and that is my major complaint. I also do not love the feet that keep it from moving. I think of these things as rather minor gripes, but having said that, I would try to source the original on eBay, and I would imagine that the original style has a more substantial feel to it. I almost wish we had the option to choose the original over the re-thought, re-engineered. I have also found myself wishing that Levenger sold a pencil cup with a similar finish. Paging eBay.......

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Artist / Writer / Designer
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4.0

A no-padding pad review

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from Central Bridge, NY

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

I work next to a small cubicle with room for very few items and this pad is one of them. Its size and its look complement the cubicle top which is in plain view of my patients. A quick note is easily accomplished and that's what a pad should do. Right?.

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  • 65 - 74
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5.0

Stylish and practical

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from San Diego, CA

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

Sits well on the desk with no slipping or movement. The perforations are complete and the tear-off is clean. the paper is sufficiently heavy to prevent bleed through. All in all a very good item.

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  • 55 - 64
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5.0

Classy, chic and so unique
Can't live with this pad
I...

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

Classy, chic and so unique
Can't live with this pad
I have to tell, pens write so well
Best products ever had.

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  • 55 - 64
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Poor Quality

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

Bought this based on other reviews. The paper is very thin. Grid paper is not available. The item is made out of thin aluminum with sharp edges - you will get cut if you slide your finger along the edge. The coating on the aluminum is scraped on the round top edge - probably caused when forming the round during production. The back is so flimsy it is deformed by the brass screws. Rubber pads on back are very thin and I wouldn't expect them to stay attached for very long. Wouldn't buy it again if the price were $5.00.

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5.0

I have been using the medium pad for about a month now...

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from Chicago

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Comments about Exaclair FAF Deskside Notepad:

I have been using the medium pad for about a month now and find it to be very useful.
Before I would write notes on the back of envelopes and scraps of paper and then could not find them.
Now when I take a note it is all right on the pad in front of me, when I have completed the task, it gets removed and on to the next note.
The weight of the pad keeps it from moving while writing.
the paper is a little light , but it serves its purpose. Over all a nice addition to my desk.

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