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

John Bosley Miscellaneous 4 Comments

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 …

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

John Bosley Fountain Pen Education 2 Comments

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 …

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Pen, Paper and Ink – Fountain Pen Basics

John Bosley Fountain Pen Education 12 Comments

When it comes to writing with a fountain pen, you need to consider more than just which pen you’re going to use. A fine writing experience depends on three different things: your pen, your ink and your paper. If one of these items is lacking it can ruin the entire experience. At the same time, if all three compliment each …

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What Is Fountain Pen Ink Shading?

John Bosley Fountain Pen Ink 6 Comments

One of the most basic and recognizable characteristics a fountain pen ink can have is shading. Shading can give your handwriting a great deal of character, regardless of which color of ink or style of nib you use. In this article I’ll explain what fountain pen ink shading is, show you some examples so you’ll know what it looks like …