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Paper Sample Packs – A Year End Summary and New Announcements!

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This past year things got really serious in the paper sample pack department. It seems that I’m not the only person out there who thought that being able to try paper samples without purchasing an entire notebook would be a good idea! Ironically, since I’ve started offering these sample packs I have purchased hundreds of different notebooks. On the plus …

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Gift Ideas For Non Fountain Pen Users

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If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’re a fan of fountain pens. And if you’re like most fountain pen users, you want to spread the love of using fountain pens to people around you. Unfortunately, fountain pens aren’t for everyone. That doesn’t mean that everyone doesn’t deserve a nice writing experience, though. In this post I want to …

Celebrating Fountain Pen Day 2020

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For most people around the world, 2020 has been a pretty rough year. Regardless of which state or country you live in, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, gainfully employed or unemployed, you’re probably ready for this year to be over. I also think that most of us can agree that having bright spots to enjoy throughout the …

November Paper Sampler Specials

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Hi Everyone! I have a few announcements to make for November regarding the Paper Sample Packs that can be found in my Shop. Updates First off, Graphilo paper is back in stock for both the Connoisseur and Custom Packs! There seems to be a shortage of it lately, so I can’t say when I’ll be able to get any more, …

Kokuyo KB Business Paper with Namiki Vanishing Point fountain pen

Kokuyo KB Business Paper Review

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I am a fan of all of the Kokuyo papers that I have tried before, so when I came across this Kokuyo KB paper I grabbed a ream of it to try out. I knew that if it was anything like the paper in the Campus or Century Edition notebooks I would be quite happy with it. I sure hope …

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Fountain Pen Friendly Notebooks – A Big Roundup

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If you’re looking for fountain pen friendly notebooks, the choices can be pretty overwhelming. I’m not just talking about options like lined versus grid paper. I’m talking about the sheer number of manufacturers who are making amazing notebooks these days. And it’s not just one per manufacturer! Some companies like Life have many different options available. How are you supposed …

Kyokuto Expedient Notebook with Parker Vacumatic fountain pen

Kyokuto Expedient Notebook Review

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Once again, I have found a new brand of notebook that I haven’t tried before. This is always something that excites me. I know most of the brands that are on the market and know which ones I like (and which ones I don’t), so finding something new is always a welcome surprise. I picked up a Kyokuto Expedient notebook …