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Pen Shows and Product Updates

John BosleyMiscellaneous 6 Comments

I’m sitting down to write this fresh off of a weekend spent at the Colorado Pen Show. Talk about a great few days! I saw plenty of pen friends and made some new ones. I had my first table and also taught a class. I may have also purchased one or two pens. I figure it’s time I post a …

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Ink of the Week – Sailor Apricot

John BosleyFountain Pen Ink 7 Comments

This week we’re going to take a look at Sailor Apricot. Unfortunately, Sailor Apricot is not offered anymore, but a near-identical ink is Sailor Kin-Mokusei. Since this review is going to discuss Sailor Apricot, I can’t promise that everything will be the same with Sailor Kin-Mokusei, but if you’re a fan of the color of Apricot this should at least …

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Ink of the Week – Yoseka Green

John BosleyFountain Pen Ink 8 Comments

This week we’re going to take a look at Yoseka Green No. 01 Origin Ink. This ink is made specially by Ink Institute and is only available through Yoseka Stationery. I really enjoy Yoseka and try to buy from them whenever possible. When I saw that they were releasing this custom ink a while back, I added a bottle to …

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Thoughts On Paper Size and Weight

John BosleyPaper 7 Comments

When you stop and think about it, there are terms and measurements that we use on a regular basis but might not have any idea about where they come from. Today I’m going to chat a bit about two paper terms that I use all of the time but only recently took the time to actually learn about. So, buckle …