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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite Fountain Pen Ink

Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite Open Bottle

The premium line of Pelikan Fountain Pen ink, branded with the name Edelstein has been an instant favorite ever since I first tried the Aventurine color back in early 2011.  I recently saw on the Goldspot.com website that they came out with a new color, Tanzanite which is essentially a blue black shade...so now we have one of my favorite inks also in my favorite color, making it a no brainer of a purchase.  For full disclosure this purchase came with a … [Read more...]

Namiki Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Moonlight Fountain Pen Ink

Namiki Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Moonlight Fountain Pen Ink

Back when I ordered my TWSBI 540 Demonstrator, I also grabbed some of this Pilot Namiki Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Moonlight Fountain Pen Ink from Goldspot, with a nice little discount there from my friends.  Now that I have a few weeks worth of use of this ink under my belt, I'm really pleased with it and thought I'd share my thoughts on it with you on this ink that falls into the premium and blue black categories. … [Read more...]

Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses

Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses Writing Sample

I got this fantastic (and complementary) bottle of Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses from our friends over at Goldspot when I did the review of the Edison Collier Fountain Pen.  I've been enjoying it ever since that review, so I thought we would take a quick look at it today. … [Read more...]

Fahrney’s Midnight Blues Ever Write Fountain Pen Ink

Inside the Bottle of Fahrneys Midnight Blues Fountain Pen Ink

In June I visited Washington DC and did a tour of the local stationery stores to see what cool office supplies I could dig up.  One of the places I stopped was Fahrney's Pens, and I am glad I made it a point to get there.   While I was there checking out all of the great pens and notebooks,  I also picked up a bottle of their Midnight Blues Ever Write Fountain Pen Ink. … [Read more...]

Noodler’s Red Black Ink Review

Noodler's Red Black with the Cap Off

It has been a little while since I've done a fountain pen ink review, so I thought I'd break out my bottle of Noodler's Black Red ink for a review.  I cant remember where I bought this bottle from to be quite honest, I think I picked it up on my trip to DC earlier this year, but as with just about everything else in the world, you can pick some up at Amazon.com here. … [Read more...]

Blue Black Ink Mixing Experiment

Noodler's Blue Black ink side by side with the not so special OSG mix

I was pretty excited about my purchase of the ink mixing kit that I got for my fountain pen inks, and I thought that doing a review of one of my first mixed inks would be a great office supply review to do.  When I did the review of the ink mixing kit, I made 12 different ink concoctions because there were 12 vials that it came with, and the one I was most excited about was this one that was made using mostly Noodler's Blue Black, one of my favorite … [Read more...]

Private Reserve Ebony Green Ink Review

Private Reserve Ebony Green uncapped, showing the ink on the glass and the lid.

Since I started this office supply review blog I became fascinated and addicted to blue black inks, and it has now also led me to become fascinated with green black inks.  This review will take a look at the Private Reserve Ebony Green ink that I picked up from Goldspot, who carries a ton of Private Reserve inks here, in addition to their other ink and pen selections.  As I always try to point out when it applies, Goldspot did give me a small discount on … [Read more...]

Noodler’s Blue Black Fountain Pen Ink Review

Woody holding the Noodler's Blue Black Fountain Pen Ink.

I posted a half day poll to allow our readers to pick the next item that they wanted to see reviewed.  The overwhelming winner was the Noodler's Blue Black fountain pen ink that I got here from Goldspot.  I was a little surprised by this, but happy at the same time because I was not aware of how many fountain pen fans there were out there.  Hope everyone enjoys the Noodler's Blue Black Fountain Pen Ink review and finds it helpful. … [Read more...]

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