The Weekly Ink Blot: Diamine, Cocoa Shimmer

Diamine Shimmer Inks

We just received a very small shipment of Diamine Shimmer inks! Woohoo! Blue Flame, Caramel Sparkle, Cocoa Shimmer, Enchanted Green, Firestorm Red, Golden Oasis, Inferno Orange, Lilac Satin, Magenta Flash, Moon Dust, Pink Glitz and Tropical Glow will be making their appearance at Knight’s Writing Company very soon. Of course being a lover of brown ink … Read more

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