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Thoughts On Paper Size and Weight

John BosleyPaper 7 Comments

When you stop and think about it, there are terms and measurements that we use on a regular basis but might not have any idea about where they come from. Today I’m going to chat a bit about two paper terms that I use all of the time but only recently took the time to actually learn about. So, buckle …

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The Big Paper Retesting and Rerating

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If you’re familiar with this site, you know that I’m a big fan of good paper. So much so, that I came up with my own rating system to test different papers. These tests involve using the exact same pens and inks every time in an effort to get consistent results. I have been using this system for more than …

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New Paper Search Tool Now Available!

John BosleyPaper 12 Comments

I recently started working on a tool that I hoped would prove to be a comprehensive search experience for anyone looking for specific paper qualities. Initially, these specific qualities were more or less what is already available in my Massive List of Fountain Pen Friendly Paper Ratings post. After coming up with a first draft and getting a bit of …

What Are The Best Fountain Pen Inks For Bullet Journaling?

John BosleyBullet Journal 24 Comments

Bullet journaling is an extremely effective way for many people to organize their schedules, thoughts, ideas and memories. It’s also a wonderful way to use your fountain pens and a great notebook! One thing that I have found, though, is that you’ll need to be a little careful with the inks you choose to use if you do use your …

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How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often: Take On An Extended Project

John BosleyHandwriting 12 Comments

Continuing my series of “How to use your fountain pens more often“, today I’d like to discuss taking on an extended writing project. These seem to be popular within creative communities and for good reason! They are fun to participate in, especially when you’re doing them with a bunch of other people who have similar interests. For us fountain pen …

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Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of November 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 November 4, 2019. Giveaways: – SaricaStudio is giving away a notebook and ink from Ferris Wheel Press on Instagram. – Monteverde Pens is giving away a Monza fountain pen on Instagram. – Ferris Wheel Press is giving away a …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of October 21, 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 October 21, 2019. Giveaways: – Fountain Pen Day is right around the corner (November 1), so keep an eye out for my Fountain Pen Day Giveaway post, which will be continuously updated as new giveaways are announced. – Pen …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of September 16, 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 September 16, 2019. Giveaways: – Pensachi is giving away a Sailor 1911! You can enter on their Instagram post. – Win a Levenger rollerball pen here! – Jannplansthings is giving away a Benu fountain pen on Instagram! – Pen …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of Sept 2, 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 Sept 2, 2019. Giveaways: – In case you missed it, I’m giving away two SohoSpark vegan leather journals! – Pensachi is giving away a Platinum Balance pen with lots of ink! – Appelboompennen is giving away the latest Kaweco …