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Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of March 4, 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 March 4, 2019. Giveaways: Truphae Evergreen Estie Giveaway – Want to win a new Estie fountain pen? Here’s your chance. Wancher vintage pen giveaway – Wancher wants to bring back vintage pens and I’m with them! Fill out this …

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Logical Prime Notebook Review

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Let me start out this review by saying that, as far as numbers go, the Logical Prime notebook is a very solid notebook. While it may not be a well-known name in the world of fountain pen friendly paper, the Logical Prime notebook (made by Nakabayashi) is certainly worth considering for anyone who is serious about using good paper. First …

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Is It Safe To Use Old Fountain Pen Inks?

John Bosley Fountain Pen Ink 9 Comments

The question always comes up, “Is it safe to use old ink in my fountain pens?” The answer: It depends. As you’ll find out below, there are certain things to be aware of when using vintage inks, including mold, sediment and evaporation. But those warnings apply to both vintage and modern inks. With that being said, the majority of old …

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Quick Review – Heavyweight Fountain-Pen-Friendly Envelopes

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One of my favorite ways to use a fountain pen is to write letters. This year, I decided to participate in InCoWriMo for the first time. If you’re not familiar, InCoWriMo happens every February and stands for International Correspondence Writing Month. The goal is to write a letter every day of the month. When I started preparing all of my …

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Testing Fountain Pen Sacs With Different Inks

John Bosley Fountain Pen Ink 17 Comments

If you enjoy using vintage fountain pens, or any fountain pen that stores ink in a sac, you are probably very careful about what types of ink you use in those pens. They are typically more difficult to clean than a pen with a converter or piston fill mechanism. You might have also heard stories about ink sacs being destroyed …

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How To Improve Your Handwriting

John Bosley Handwriting 2 Comments

If you are like most fountain pen users, you would probably like to improve your handwriting. I know from experience how frustrating it can be to scroll through photo after photo of images with beautiful handwriting on Instagram, only to pick up a pen and struggle to write consistently or legibly. While I definitely don’t have the best handwriting around, …

Life Noble Note Notebook Review

Life Noble Note Notebook Review

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From the first time I ever used a notebook from Life, I was a fan. Everything about them appeals to me. Their product design is top notch, their product quality is extremely high and their paper is a dream to write on. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used a Life product that has disappointed me. Today I want …