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Product Comparison Now Live!

Posted by Chris Wright on

Product Comparison Now Live!

We now have a product comparison tool!  You can compare ink swatches, inks to pens, and pens to pens. Match your favorite ink to your next pen, or find out how closely two inks look next to each other. To start: click the "Add to Compare" checkbox below an ink on the collection page, or the button on a product page.   You can expand the "Compare" button that pops up at the bottom of the page, to see what you've added to the comparison tool.   Compare expanded:   If you click the "COMPARE" button, it will take you...

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How to fill a Standard International Fountain Pen (video)

Posted by Chris Wright on

How to fill a Standard International Fountain Pen (video)

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Opus 88 Filling Instructions (Video)

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Opus 88 Filling Instructions (Video)

This video gives instructions on how to fill Opus 88 eyedropper pens.

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Noodler's Ottoman Rose & Mandalay Maroon Ink Review

Posted by Amy Davis on

Noodler's Ottoman Rose & Mandalay Maroon Ink Review

Hello and and Happy Thursday! Today I wanted to check out some red inks.  I actually don't see many people using reds and I thought it would be interesting to use these two from Noodler's to compare since they are so close in color.    A lot of people think of Ottoman Rose as a pink shade because of the name, but for me it's more of a deep rose red with a  purple undertone while the Mandalay Maroon seems to be a less saturated ink with a pinkish smoky undertone.  Both are very pretty colors that have very similar properties.  ...

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Diamine Night Sky and Sparkling Shadows Review

Posted by Amy Davis on

Diamine Night Sky and Sparkling Shadows Review

Everyone likes a little shimmer, right? Hmmmm, well maybe not all fountain pen people love it so I tried it out in my Lamy Safari tonight.  I used a F nib and a 1.5 nib and as you can see the shimmer didn't show up with either nib, but it did wash out very easily with water so no worries there.  The Sparkling Shadows is a much lighter shade and I would call it a grey with a gold shimmer.  The Night Sky is a black ink with a silver shimmer.   I really liked using these two inks with...

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