Apica Premium C.D. Notebook

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Apica notebooks are not quite as popular in the fountain pen community as many other notebooks, but they are still very fountain pen friendly. You might remember my review of the Apica CD15 notebook. Today I’m going to take a look at the more upscale Apica Premium C.D. notebook. First Impressions It doesn’t take much to tell that this is …

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Apica CD15 Notebook Review

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Sometimes you just want a simple, inexpensive notebook that is still fountain pen friendly. I tend to review some fairly expensive notebooks and most people probably don’t want to spend $15-20 on a notebook for random scribbles. If you fall into this category, Apica’s notebooks might be just what you’re looking for. Not only are they extremely fountain pen friendly, …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of May 6, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of May 6, 2019. Deals All pricing was accurate at the time of this post, but may have changed, so be sure to check the price before purchasing. As always, only purchase items from trusted sellers. – Parker Jotter fountain …

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Rhodia Dot Pad Review

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Rhodia has the distinction of being one of the most highly recommended papers when people are looking to upgrade from cheap paper to fountain pen friendly paper. Indeed, it is very fountain pen friendly and fairly easy to obtain! What makes it so popular? Is there something special about it or is it just a good choice for fountain pen …

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How To Purchase Fountain Pens On Rakuten Global Market

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From time to time, you might see Rakuten Global Market mentioned as a place where you can get great deals on fountain pens or find pens that aren’t normally available in the United States. Indeed, Rakuten has a huge, almost overwhelming, selection of fountain pens and supplies. If it’s your first time visiting the site, there’s no doubt you’ll be …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of April 15, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of April 15, 2019. Giveaways: – Pen Chalet National Stationery Day pack – Pensplaining is giving away an Esterbrook Estie on her Instagram page. – Organics Studio is having a free ink contest. – Goldspot Pens is doing a weekly …

Maruman Mnemosyne Notebook Review omas paragon fountain pen

Maruman Mnemosyne Notebook Review

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It’s always nice when there’s something a little different about a notebook. The name is a little unusual, so it only makes sense the Maruman Mnemosyne notebooks are a little unusual as well. Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, so I suppose these notebooks should help you to remember things. What makes these notebooks unusual? They have a number …

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Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of April 8, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of April 8, 2019. Giveaways: – Monteverde Invincia Brass pen – @torienga on Instagram Deals All pricing was accurate at the time of this post, but may have changed, so be sure to check the price before purchasing. As always, …