The Weekly Ink Blot: Waterman Paris, Tender Purple

Waterman Tender Purple

Waterman are synonymous with fine writing instruments, but their fountain pen ink is among the best! They produce a limited number of beautiful saturated colours that are among our best sellers.  Waterman’s quality is second to none and where Serenity Blue is the King of blues, Tender Purple has to be the Queen of purples!  … Read more

Seven Problems With Ink Flow And How To Solve Them!

Fountain Pen Ink Flow

Having a leaky pen is one of the most frustrating problems that a fountain pen enthusiast can have! But equally as annoying is bad ink flow. It’s happened to me, a few customers and it’s bound to happen to you at one time or another. Your perfect pen ceases to write the way it used … Read more

Four Fountain Pens Under $50 For Beginners

Four Top Fountain PEns

Much as I want to preach the amazing qualities of a Staedtler fountain pen with its intensely smooth nib, heavy barrel and well above average writing experience to first time buyers, I have to remember that most of our new customers are not as enthusiastic as I might be on spending $260 for their first purchase. … Read more

The Weekly Ink Blot: Noodler’s Ink, Widow Maker

Noodler's Ink Widow Maker

I’ve been in an odd mood since I told Ling the story behind Tubular Bells and Richard Branson trying to bring Mike Oldfield’s instrumental album to the US market. Of course the discussion went beyond The Exorcist (where the music is featured) and onto all matters creepy. Oh yes, discussions of 1970s horror movies made me think of Noodler’s … Read more

The Parker Premium IM In Matte Black

Parker Premium Matte Black M FP

The name Parker has been synonymous with fountain pens for 125 years. The Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888 after George Parker became unhappy with the reliability of the products he sold. His unhappiness led to the redesign of the humble fountain pen and paved the way for years of design and innovation. And … Read more