Oh hello sweet purple fountain pen ink! I do love purples and Purple Wampum from Noodler’s Ink is no exception. This is a deep purple which looks black when accidentally spilt on your favourite notebook – but wait – when you smooch it out it’s a gorgeous purple to go with the rest of the … Read more
We were very excited to have received our first shipment of pens and inks from Pilot a few days ago. Along with two styles of higher-end capless (vanishing point) pens, we received a small selection of Iroshizuku inks and Prera fountain pens. The Prera comes in different colours and also in transparent acrylic with colour accents. It’s … Read more
I was very happy to bring Diamine fountain pen inks to the store during April and I’ve been inking up several pens. One ink that really caught my eye was Diamine’s 150th anniversary Regency Blue. I’m generally a fan of brown inks and not-quite-so ordinary inks. I find it takes a very special blue to … Read more
The one thing that ball point pens, roller balls and even pencils have in common is that they come conveniently pre-loaded with ink (or lead). Fountain pens usually do not. You open the box and take the gleaming barrel out. Then wonder how to fill and use your beautiful new pen. You might receive a starter cartridge, pre-filled with … Read more
Ambre De Birmanie (Amber of Burma) has a great colour that really does look like fossilized tree resin! Amber is often used as a gemstone in jewellery, an ingredient in perfumes or as a healing agent in folk medicine – but we think it’s colour looks best as an ink! See Ambre De Birmanie (Amber of Burma).
A common question I receive from friends, family, and prospective customers is how to choose their first fountain pen. Those not familiar with fountain pens aren’t conversant with the intricacies of converters, nib sizes, line widths and inks. The length of the barrel, the cap, the manufacturing material, the size of your hand and whether you are … Read more