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Fountain Pen Photography: How To Focus Stack

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If you’ve ever tried to photograph your fountain pen nib using a macro lens, you’re probably aware of how frustrating it can be trying to get everything in focus. It seems like no matter what you do, a small part of the nib is in focus, while a big part of the nib is out of focus. Unfortunately, due to …

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What’s The Difference Between Inexpensive and Expensive Fountain Pens?

John Bosley Fountain Pen Education 25 Comments

One of the biggest questions many people who are somewhat new to fountain pens have is what is the difference between an expensive fountain pen and an inexpensive fountain pen? It is really worth spending hundreds or even thousands more on a pen? In this post I want to talk about some of the more significant differences between expensive and …

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What Is Your Ideal Line Spacing Size?

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Have you ever noticed that writing on some sizes of line spacing feels too cramped for your handwriting, while writing on others feels perfect? Have you ever paid attention to which works the best for you? Well I have noticed that some spacings feel better than others, but have never really paid attention to which I prefer… until now! I …

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How Does Paper Color Affect Ink Color?

John Bosley Fountain Pen Ink 12 Comments

It’s no secret that there are thousands of different colors of ink available to fountain pen users these days. Many of us carefully choose the color of ink we use, passing on one color for another that is slightly different but, to our eyes, perfect. How often do you take the color of the paper you write on into consideration? …

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Tsubame Note Notebook Review

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I always love it when someone asks if I’ve tried out a particular notebook and it leads to me discovering something that I otherwise may not have found on my own. This is what happened in the case of the Tsubame Note notebooks. An Instagram friend told me how much she loved these notebooks and hoped that I could find …