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 …

figurare notebook cover with Parker Vacumatic fountain pen

Figurare Notebook Review

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I’m always a little excited to come across a notebook brand that is less common or that I’ve never heard of before. Years ago I came across this Figurare notebook in San Francisco’s Japantown and picked it up. Even though I’m not a huge fan of spiral-bound notebooks, the paper felt great, so I was hopeful that it would be …

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I’ve Been Podcasted!

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with John West for his new podcast, Stationery Orbit. This was my first time being interviewed for anything (other than a job), so it was definitely a memorable experience. We talked about paper, vintage ink, my favorite fountain pen, that time I was part of an event at the Smithsonian, …

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What Are My Forever Inks?

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A while back I read a post from UK Fountain Pens where he talked about his list of “forever inks”, which is inspired by a post on Fountain Pen Network asking “if you had to rebuild your ink collection from scratch, what would your initial selections be?”. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this since reading his blog …