Sharpie Blade Highlighter Three Tip Sizes in One

Sharpie Blade Highlighter Side View

The Sharpie Blade Highlighter (via Amazon) is yet another entry into the crowded highlighter market.  In the case of the Sharpie Blade Highlighter though, it has a somewhat unique tip that sets it apart from most of its other competitors.  I say "most" because I don't think anything really rivals the innovative Sharpie Clear View Highlighters that we recently reviewed. … [Read more...]

Platinum 3776 Century UEF Utra Extra Fine

Platinum 3776 UEF in Box with Converter

This Platinum 3776 Century UEF or Ultra Extra Fine Nib (via Goulet Pens) looks like a pretty unassuming fountain pen at first glance.  Thankfully the good folks over at Goulet Pens were kind enough to send this review sample over free of charge for this review and to take a closer look at that Ultra Extra Fine nib, which sounds amazing to me since I love my micro tipped gel ink pens such as the Uniball DX or UM-151. … [Read more...]

Sharpie Clear View Highlighter

Sharpie Clear View Highlighter Window

The new Sharpie Clear View Highlighters (via are designed with a clear window built into the tip so that you can actually see what you are highlighting as you highlight it.  As  you will see below though, you can pretty much skip these if you already own the exactly identical Uni Promark that we reviewed about a year ago. … [Read more...]

How to Fix an Air Bubble in an Ink Cartridge

Bubble in Ink Cartridge

This isn't the first time this has happened, and I'm sure it won't be the last, but for those of you new to the blog I wanted to remind you of a quick, simple, fun and healthy...yes HEALTHY way to fix this problem.  I would love to figure out why this happens occasionally though so I can avoid it in the future.  For now though, lets take a look at how to fix an air bubble in an ink cartridge. … [Read more...]

Staedtler WOPEX Eco Pencils

Staedtler WOPEX Eco Pencils Writing Sample

In general pencils aren't really my thing because I don't enjoy the writing experience except when it comes to my all time favorite pencil, the Uniball Kuru Toga Roulette (review here) which I use exclusively.  With that said though, it was hard to pass up these bright lime green colored Staedtler WOPEX Eco pencils (via Amazon) that promise to write twice as long as regular ones. … [Read more...]

Staedtler Woodless Graphite Pencils

Staedtler Woodless Graphite Pencil Point Up Close

During a recent shopping trip I stumbled across what I thought were just some gray pencils until I took a closer look and actually read the package.  These Staedtler Woodless Graphite Pencils (via Staples) look really cool and even feel really cool while in the hand and writing with them. … [Read more...]

Bic 4 Color Metallic Multi-Pen

Bic 4 Color Metallic  Featured

The other day I was browsing through the pen aisle at my local Staples and I ran across this updated version of the Bic 4 Color Pen that now has a metallic barrels.  There really isn't much to technically review on the Bic 4 Color Metallic Multi pen because its purely a visual change that has no impact on how the pens write.  I just thought I'd share these quickly anyway since they tend to be a pretty popular pen, and the new shiny version deserves some … [Read more...]

Paper Mate InkJoy Quatro 4 Color Pen

Paper Mate InkJoy Quatro Body

The Paper Mate InkJoy Quatro is a refreshed looking version of the classic Old School Bic Color Pen.  The standard white body with 4 color options of green, blue, black and red make this type of pen a staple for many looking for a basic multi color pen.  The one reviewed here today is a 1.omm Medium tipped version. … [Read more...]

Bic Universal Typeface and a Real Bic Cristal Stylus

Bic Universal Font Left Hand vs Right Hand Writing Comparison

The folks at Bic are celebrating the fact that they have sold over 100 billion Bic Cristal pens with this universal typeface project, which is pretty cool.  They are basically crowdsourcing what they are calling the Bic universal typeface and you can submit your own writing samples to contribute to the project too. … [Read more...]

Sprout Pencil Update

Sprout Pencil Seeds Growing

Previously I shared the photo above that shows the progress of the sprout pencil seeds after about two weeks and in that picture both the mint and rosemary had not begun to sprout yet.  Now that its been about four weeks since planting I thought it was a good time to share another update. As you can see in the new picture the herbs have really taken off, with the basil being the largest of the is the one in the front left with the largest … [Read more...]

Whiskey Barrel Pen on Kickstarter with a Curious Twist

Whiskey Barrel Pen

I'm not the worlds most knowledgeable person when it comes to the ins and outs of Kickstarter, but finding this pen led me down an interesting path the other day.  The Whiskey Barrel pens caught my attention because I'm a big fan of wood pens as well as Jack Daniels, and although I've never owned a gun I have been shooting before and enjoyed it, so the grip here is kind of a cool touch which makes this a perfect storm pen for me.  As I researched a little … [Read more...]

Monteverde One Touch Multi-Tool Pen

Monteverde One Touch Multi Tool Pen Components

When I was at the National Stationery Show, the nice folks at the Monteverde booth gave me one of their Monteverde One Touch Multi-Tool Pens to review.  I have seen the Monteverde One Touch in several places, but wasn't sure if it was more of a gimmick than anything so I never got around to reviewing it myself. … [Read more...]

Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop

Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop Package

One of the benefits of going to the Stationery Show every year in NYC is meeting some of the great people behind the great products that we all enjoy using.  This year I met Philip Döbler (@PhilipDoebler) from Leuchtturm1917 who I mentioned in my summary of the Stationery Show as the person that made my custom initialed OfficeSupplyGeek Leuchtturm1917 notebook.  He was also kind enough to give me a Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop, which I didn't even know existed … [Read more...]

Pilot Pencase Bookband

Pilot Pencase Bookband on Small Notebook

A few months back I picked up this Pilot Pencase Bookband from our friends over at JetPens, and I kept putting off the review because I had other items I wanted to get to first.  It appears that I may have waited a bit too long though as it looks like this item is no longer available. … [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...]

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