The Weekly Ink Blot: Diamine Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue

This week I spent some time playing with Staedtler Blue. This is an amazing ink is bright and cheery. I was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful it is given Staedtler’s conservative demeanour. My brain buzzed blue, and I decided to go through stock and count how many similar inks have been popular in recent months. Here’s … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide To First Time Inks

When you purchase a ball point pen from your local store, you generally get a choice of dull black or blue oil based ink. But in the world of fountain pens even black and blue have an amazing range of colours, shades, saturation and behaviours. It’s almost impossible to list the choices available to the avid … Read more

The Weekly Ink Blot: KWZ Ink, IG Blue #2

KWZ Ink IG Blue #2

Konrad and Agnieszka, the KWZ Ink Masters are truly lovely people who know their trade! Many of us met them first at Scriptus Toronto 2015 in Toronto, and enjoyed sampling their beautiful ink. They have a diverse range of colours and inks come in both normal and iron gall varieties. KWZ Ink is popular with … Read more

Ink Cartridges Vs Converters

Fountain Pen Converters And Cartridges

When it comes to choosing a preferred method of ink delivery for your fountain pen, the question of whether to use a cartridge or converter is a tricky one to answer. Some fountain pen manufacturers such as Noodler’s Ink don’t give you a choice. You are stuck with a piston or plunger converter that is integral to … 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