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Pen, Paper and Ink – Fountain Pen Basics

John Bosley Fountain Pen Education 12 Comments

When it comes to writing with a fountain pen, you need to consider more than just which pen you’re going to use. A fine writing experience depends on three different things: your pen, your ink and your paper. If one of these items is lacking it can ruin the entire experience. At the same time, if all three compliment each …

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Fountain Pen Day 2017 Giveaway!

John Bosley Miscellaneous 16 Comments

My first love in fountain pens was vintage pens. To me, that’s what fountain pens are all about. Of course, there are many amazing modern pens out there, but there’s just something special about using a pen that’s 50 or even 100 years old. I’ve seen a lot of Fountain Pen Day giveaways, but honestly don’t know if I’ve seen …

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What Is Fountain Pen Ink Shading?

John Bosley Fountain Pen Ink 6 Comments

One of the most basic and recognizable characteristics a fountain pen ink can have is shading. Shading can give your handwriting a great deal of character, regardless of which color of ink or style of nib you use. In this article I’ll explain what fountain pen ink shading is, show you some examples so you’ll know what it looks like …