How to (cleanly) fill a fountain pen

How to fill a fountain pen cleanly

One thing that really bugs me about filling my pens is an inky nib section. This is especially true when a pen is an expensive one. After purchasing a gorgeous new fountain pen, you rip open the packaging, carefully open the box and behold the amazing craftsmanship that went into making your new pen.  … and then … Read more

How To Fill A Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen Converters And Cartridges

This one is for Lyn! After receiving a gorgeous fountain pen as a gift, Lyn came to us with several questions. One question that she asked was how to get ink into her brand new pen! She had a piston converter and no cartridges. I hope this article helps, Lyn! Fountain pens that use ink … Read more

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 I … 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 one … Read more

The Weekly Ink Blot: Staedtler Red

Staedtler Red Fountain Pen Ink

Upcoming inks includes Staedtler colours, and my oh my what nice colours they are!You may know Staedtler for the pens and pencils you used to use at school, but once you try one of their fine writing instruments, you’ll have a very different view of their product line.Staedtler’s inks are no different! These gorgeous inks … 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