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