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Let’s Take A Look At Paper Color

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Fountain pen friendly paper can have many qualities. In my reviews I pay close attention to a papers feathering, bleedthrough, ghosting and even how it handles ink to produce shading and sheen. One thing that I never really mention is the color of the paper. Personally, this is something that I hardly notice, but I know that many people care …

Carmyne’s Journal Giveaway!

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It’s time for another giveaway! I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last one. I guess that’s one more thing to dislike about 2020. This time I’ll be giving away a Carmyne’s Journal. Be sure to check out my latest blog post if you missed my review of these great journals. About Carmyne’s Journals To briefly summarize what …

Krink notepad review

Krink Notepad Review

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Have you ever seen something and grabbed it on a whim, hoping it would turn out to be something good? That’s exactly how I ended up purchasing this Krink notepad. My wife was at the local art store buying some paint markers and I saw these shiny notepads and notebooks sitting on the counter. I figured that if they were …

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Profolio Oasis Light Notebook Review

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For some reason, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Profolio Oasis notebook. I don’t have anything against it, but it just doesn’t check the boxes I want it to check for a notebook. When I found out that Profolio started offering a different version of that notebook, the Profolio Oasis Light, I wasn’t very excited to try it …

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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 …