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

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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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Introducing My YouTube Channel!

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At the beginning of this year, I told myself that I would finally sit down and record some videos to upload to my neglected YouTube channel. Guess what? I did! My goal with the videos I record is to provide something a little different than what’s already out there for the fountain pen community. Of course, I’ll probably create some …

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Why Use A Fountain Pen?

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With so many different writing instruments available today that are both easy to use and inexpensive, you might ask, “Why use a fountain pen?”. You have ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, gel pens, mechanical pencils, Sharpies, markers… all very capable writing instruments that only cost a few dollars and do the job. What makes fountain pens so special that many people …

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What’s the Difference Between Ink Feathering, Bleeding and Ghosting?

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You may have heard the terms “feathering”, “bleeding”, and “ghosting” before and wondered what they meant. They all refer to how ink interacts with paper. Of course, you’ll probably remember that with fountain pens there are three things that matter: the pen you use, the ink you use, and the paper you use. So while feathering, bleeding, and ghosting all …