Mont Blanc Oyster Grey Ink Review

Mont Blanc Oyster Grey TWSBI Nib

Our friends over at Goldspont sent us this sample of Mont Blanc Oyster Grey fountain pen ink (find it here at Goldspot) for review, and for some reason I've really enjoyed using grey inks so I was excited to get my hands on this one.  The elegant and highly functional glass bottle alone puts the ink on par with the Pelikan Edelstein and Caran d'Ache lines of ink for presentation alone. On my initial glance, the Mont Blanc Oyster Grey fountain pen … [Read more...]

J. Herbin Stormy Grey Review

J Herbin Stormy Grey Saturation

  I'm a bit late in getting to review this J. Herbin Stormy Grey ink (via Goldspot), partly because I'm a just slow but also because it can be hard to track down sometimes.  I actually placed an order on Amazon for it but they cancelled because they ran out of stock before my order was filled, so that should give you an indication as to the popularity and demand.  If you have missed it and don't know what the big deal is, I'll fill you in with some … [Read more...]

Noodler’s Q Eternity Fast Drying Review

Noodlers Q Eternity InkJournal

Noodler's Q Eternity Blue Black (via Goldspot) is part of their fast drying inks that takes pleasure in mocking the questionable Federal Reserve policy of "printing" excess currency in attempts to help stimulate the economy, known as Quantitative Easing.  The spawn of this name for the ink comes from the fact that there seemed to be a never ending current of these QE events that were given names to reflect their chronological occurance over time.  It all … [Read more...]

Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji – Autumn Leaves

Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji Writing Samples

When I set out looking for a nice dark, but still red color fountain pen ink, I took a look at the Pilot Iroshizuka line because of some past good experiences with it, and knowing that other folks have enjoyed it as well.  With a description like "Autumn Leaf" I was expecting this to be somewhat of a burgundy type color, similar to what is on the actual label of the box shown above.  As you might be able to infer from the first two sentences of this review … [Read more...]

InkJournal Black for Recording Your Ink Experiences

InkJournal Black with Noodlers Bernanke Blue

The InkJournal Black is the newest iteration in the InkJournal series by our friend Tom Oddo, and he has sent one over for a review and to share with everyone here.  In explaining it to me Tom said that he took lots of feedback from the fountain pen community regarding the first version of this in order to improve the new version.  Its amazing how quickly something like this can be conceptualized and produced including a round a feedback from the first … [Read more...]

Diamine Green Black Fountain Pen Ink Review

Diamine Green Black Close Up Writing Sample

I've noticed that I tend to stick mostly with Pelikan Edelstein and Noodler's fountain pen inks lately, so I wanted to branch out and try a brand I have yet to use.  When I saw this Diamine Green Black fountain pen ink (via JetPens) I figured that was a good place to start because it is a color that is sometimes borderline work friendly although pushing the line slightly and it came in a mid-size 30ml bottle so it wasn't too big of a commitment for my … [Read more...]

J. Herbin Poussière de Lune – Moon Dust Purple

J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink Poussière de Lune Moon Dust Purple Cover

Today we are taking a look at some J. Herbin Poussière de Lune fountain pen ink (via JetPens) that I actually picked up a few months ago and just never got around to writing up the review for.  This particular bottle was provided to us by JetPens as part of or partnership with them to support our twice monthly giveaway. … [Read more...]

Noodler’s Polar Black Freeze Resistant Fountain Pen Ink

Noodlers Polar Black Top View

Nothing is more fun for this blog than when we get to abuse office supplies and push them to their limits.  In the past we have cooked and frozen multiple pens, and today thanks to the folks from MassDrop, we finally got to freeze some ink!  Although you cant really tell from the picture above, that is a bottle of Noodlers Polar Black Ink, which is designed to be freeze resistant, mostly for shipping purposes.  Although the most recent "drop" at MassDrop … [Read more...]

Noodlers 54th Massachusetts Review

Noodlers 54th Massachusetts Fountain Pen Ink

A while back the nice folks from Goulet Pens sent us a few items free of charge for review, so today we are looking at the second of those items which is Noodler's 54th Massachusetts Fountain Pen Ink.  The unique ink is named after the first all African American regiment in the Civil War that fought for equal pay as compared to their white counterparts.  Its a great looking blue black ink, so without further ado lets jump into our Noodlers 54th … [Read more...]

New Organics Studio Fountain Pen Ink

Organics Studio New Inks

Just a quick heads up today that there are new colors of fountain pen ink available from the folks at Organics Studio.  I really loved their Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Green Black ink. Here is a quick peek at it if you want to hit the link above and check out our previous review.  I'm looking forward to grabbing some of their new colors to test them out as well.  If you aren't familiar with their inks, check out some of the other great reviews … [Read more...]

Caran d’Ache Infinite Grey Review

Caran d'Ache Infinite Grey Bottle and Box

Today we are taking a look at one of the Caran d'Ache Chromatics Ink colors - Infinite Grey.  Previously we reviewed the Delicate Green which was a really fun ink to use and it looked great too.  This ink was picked up from the nice folks over at Goulet Pens, but there was no consideration or discount for the product featured here, it was purchased at full price for the purpose of this review. … [Read more...]

How to Get Ink Off Your Fingers – Amodex or Mr. Clean

How to Get Ink Off Your Fingers - Amodex or Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sponges

I've heard a lot of people discuss how to get ink off your fingers after changing the ink in your fountain pens, and recently I discovered a great solution that I wanted to share.  Previously I had tried Amodex, admittedly because it was sold by many fountain pen shops and it had a picture of a nib on the box.  Recently I couldn't find my bottle of Amodex, but I remembered I had a box of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges under the kitchen sink.  With no other … [Read more...]

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Delicate Green

Caran d'Ache Chromatics Delicate Green Writing Sample Close Up

This box of Caran d'Ache Chromatics Delicate Green was part of an impulse purchase a few weeks ago triggered by an email newsletter from the good folks at Goulet Pens.  For the record there was no discount or special considerations for my purchase of this product for review here.  Just a whim on a fancy looking bottle of ink from a well known online fountain pen shop with a great reputation. … [Read more...]

Organics Studio Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Green Black

Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Doane Paper Writing Sample

The Organics Studio line of fountain pen inks was new to me a few weeks ago when I saw it on the Goulet Pens website, and with such interesting names I decided to grab a few bottles.  The first ink we will take a look at is from their "Masters of Writing" series of fountain pen inks.  The Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass ink is very earthy looking in that it has a grayish-brownish-blackish ink with noticeable green highlights. … [Read more...]

Kaweco Sepia Brown Fountain Pen Ink

Kaweco Sepia Brown Fountain Pen Ink Bottle and Cartridges

Today we will take a look at the Kaweco Sepia Brown fountain pen ink in a 30ml bottle and also in cartridges.  These samples were generously sent to us by Sebastian from Kaweco for the purpose of this review.   I generally prefer my fountain pen ink from a bottle but we did test both delivery methods. … [Read more...]

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