Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of September 16, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of September 16, 2019. Giveaways: – Pensachi is giving away a Sailor 1911! You can enter on their Instagram post. – Win a Levenger rollerball pen here! – Jannplansthings is giving away a Benu fountain pen on Instagram! – Pen …

Identifying Vintage Fountain Pen Ink Bottles and Boxes

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Long before the incredibly diverse selection of fountain pen inks and manufacturers we currently know existed, there was a much smaller variety available. The number of manufacturers could be counted on two hands and colors were more or less limited to very subtle variations of blue, black, red, green, purple and brown. Still, there is a certain charm and satisfaction …

Custom fountain pen friendly paper samples

Custom Fountain Pen Paper Sample Pack Now Available!

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I’m happy to announce that a new item has been added to The Shop! In addition to The Big Fountain Pen Paper Sample Pack, you’ll now find The Custom Fountain Pen Paper Sample Pack! The paper sample packs that are available in the shop were born out of something that I personally would find useful and actually use. Each pack …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of Sept 2, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of Sept 2, 2019. Giveaways: – In case you missed it, I’m giving away two SohoSpark vegan leather journals! – Pensachi is giving away a Platinum Balance pen with lots of ink! – Appelboompennen is giving away the latest Kaweco …

SohoSpark Journal Review

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In the world of fountain pens, I feel like there are things that you have always used, things that you know you’ll never use, and things that you’ve never used but are curious about. Something that sits squarely in that last category for me is a journal cover. For some reason I’ve never picked up a cover for any of …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of August 19, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of August 19, 2019. Giveaways: – Hardy Penwrights is giving away a custom pen on Instagram. – Gourmet Pens and Pen Sachi are giving away a Sailor Shikiori Camellia Snow on Instagram Deals All pricing was accurate at the time …

Comparing Papers: HP Premium28 and HP Premium32

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For fountain pen users, paper plays an important role in the overall enjoyment of writing. If you’ve read this site for any amount of time, you probably know that I am somewhat obsessed with paper and am always looking for good, fountain pen friendly paper and notebooks. Unfortunately, nice paper can be quite expensive. Fortunately, there is some nice paper …