Using Nalgene Bottles To Store Fountain Pen Ink

John BosleyFountain Pen Ink0 Comments

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As a fountain pen user, there will be times when you find yourself needing a place to store some ink. I’m not talking about bottles of ink, but liquid ink. Maybe you have a bottle that doesn’t seal any more or maybe a friend wants to give you some ink. Whatever the case, if you need a bottle to keep … Read More

Valentine’s Day Giveaway – Lamy Vibrant Pink Fountain Pen Ink

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Valentine’s Day might bring many different things to mind like love, hearts, roses, and chocolates. And if you had to choose one color to associate with Valentine’s Day, it would probably be pink, right? Well, even if you don’t have a Valentine (or can’t stand the holiday like some people I know), I’m here to try and make your Valentine’s … Read More

What’s the Difference Between Ink Feathering, Bleeding and Ghosting?

John BosleyFountain Pen Education2 Comments

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You may have heard the terms “feathering”, “bleeding”, and “ghosting” before and wondered what they meant. They all refer to how ink interacts with paper. Of course, you’ll probably remember that with fountain pens there are three things that matter: the pen you use, the ink you use, and the paper you use. So while feathering, bleeding, and ghosting all … Read More

How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often

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Many people who collect fountain pens sometimes have trouble using them as often as they would like. If you are not a student or in a profession that requires you to write very often, you might struggle to use your pens at all! In this series of articles I want to make some suggestions that should help you use your … Read More

How To Photograph A Fountain Pen: Light (Part 1)

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Many people enjoy using fountain pens not only because they are a pleasure to write with, but also because they are beautiful. Depending on the type of writing you do, sharing your writing with others may not always be possible. Fortunately, in today’s world of social media it couldn’t be easier to share images of your beloved pens. In this … Read More

Fountain Pen Paper Review – Life Bank Paper

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Life Bank Paper is a writing paper made by the Japanese paper manufacturer Life. While you may have heard of Life paper products, their Noble Note paper is generally what most people use and is found in the premium Life notebooks. I had never heard of the Bank Paper, so when I found it I was curious as to how … Read More

Why Do I Love Esterbrook Fountain Pens?

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Green Esterbrook Transitional J Fountain Pen

When it comes to fountain pens, there are many different types of pens that you can use. You can choose from pens made in particular countries like Japan, Germany or the United States. You can choose from nibs that are fine, broad or flexible. But one of the biggest divides that many new users have a hard time crossing is … Read More