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

John BosleyFountain Pen Education 13 Comments

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 …

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How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often

John BosleyHandwriting 12 Comments

Many people who collect fountain pens sometimes have trouble using them as often as they would like. If you are not a student or in a profession that requires you to write very often, you might struggle to use your pens at all! In this series of articles I want to make some suggestions that should help you use your …

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How To Photograph A Fountain Pen: Light (Part 1)

John BosleyHow To 16 Comments

Many people enjoy using fountain pens not only because they are a pleasure to write with, but also because they are beautiful. Depending on the type of writing you do, sharing your writing with others may not always be possible. Fortunately, in today’s world of social media it couldn’t be easier to share images of your beloved pens. In this …

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Fountain Pen Paper Review – Life Bank Paper

John BosleyReviews 6 Comments

Life Bank Paper is a writing paper made by the Japanese paper manufacturer Life. While you may have heard of Life paper products, their Noble Note paper is generally what most people use and is found in the premium Life notebooks. I had never heard of the Bank Paper, so when I found it I was curious as to how …

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Rickshaw Pen Sleeve Giveaway!

John BosleyMiscellaneous 13 Comments

A few days ago I posted a review of the wonderful Rickshaw Bags pen sleeves. Now, I’m giving away some of the products I reviewed! Read on to find out how you can win your very own Rickshaw pen sleeve. What Are The Prizes? Since Mark with Rickshaw Bags was nice enough to load me up with gear, there are …