Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink – Topaz

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

Having used my Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine Green fountain pen ink for a while, I was itching to get my hands on one of their blues.  After a bit of research I decided on the Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink in Topaz.  I decided on the Topaz because I felt that other than black, it was probably the most day-to-day business friendly color, that still has some character to it. … [Read more...]

Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink

Pelikan Edelstein Ink Aventurine Green Box

Back in October when I went to the Goldspot Trunk Show, I saw the new Pelikan Edelstein Ink for the first time in person, and I heard good things about it so I figured I would pick some up.  I decided to grab the Aventurine Green, which is a really nice Jade green color.  I like the little added touch on the right hand side of the box above where you see the semi elliptical shape that is somewhat indented on the corner of the box that indicates the ink … [Read more...]

Midnight Blue Fountain Pen Ink by Papier Plume in New Orleans

Papier Plume Midnight Blue Fountain Pen Ink Inside Bottle

There is a nice little store in New Orleans, LA called Papier Plume that sells fine writing supplies that I was lucky enough to have a chance to check out back in March.   I couldn't have been happier that I got a chance to stop there because they had some really nice pens, notebooks, stationery, and inks to be seen, and the staff was incredibly nice.  I highly recommend you check the place out if you are in New Orleans and looking for some nice writing … [Read more...]

J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage Green Fountain Pen Ink Review

J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage - Inside the Bottle

J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage is a really nice shade of green fountain pen ink (almost like grass green) that was sent to me compliments of the fine folks from Exaclair, through a giveaway they did on the Quo Vadis Blog.  I've used J. Herbin Fountain Pen Inks pretty frequently and they always perform well, and the Lierre Sauvage is no exception. … [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...]

Levenger Cocoa Fountain Pen Ink

Levenger Cocoa Bottled Fountain Pen ink with Levenger Circa Planner and Pelikan fountain pen

I have been meaning to try some of the Levenger fountain pen ink for a while, so I finally decided to add some to my most recent Levenger order.  I figured I would go with the Cocoa, which is their version of brown.  I went with this color because I decided it would probably look nice in my Levenger Circa Bomber Jacket planner. … [Read more...]

The Fountain Pen Ink Mixing Kit and Basic Colors

The Ink Mixing Kit and Basic Mixing Colors from Shop Writers Bloc.

In a recent office supply review, I showed you how to create your own refillable long lasting highlighter, which was fun...or at least I thought it was.  Today we have something similar, with this ink mixing kit and Noodler's basic mixing colors from Shop Writers Bloc.  Standard disclaimer with any of the cool office supplies I review, in this case there was no discount or special consideration given by Shop Writers Bloc for my review today.  I will say … [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...]

Doane Paper Fountain Pen Test

Sample of various fountain pens, and fountain pen inks on Doane Paper.

Over on The Fountain Pen Network I posted something about Doane Paper, and someone was asking how fountain pen friendly the paper was, so I told them I would do some quick writing samples and tests of my fountain pens on it.  The above photo shows a mix of the different fountain pens and fountain pen inks on the Doane Paper.  The pen and inks used are as follows: Platinum Preppy with Blue Black Ink Lamy Safari with Noodler's Tiananmen ink, EF … [Read more...]

J. Herbin Vert Empire Fountain Pen Ink Review

A peek inside the bottle of J. Herbin Vert Empire fountain pen ink.

As I mentioned when I did the review on the J. Herbin Orange Indien Fountain Pen Ink Review, the Quo Vadis Blog offered up free samples of this ink to bloggers to review.  I am really glad that they made this offer because it has opened my eyes to colors outside of the "traditional" business standards in the blue and black families.  The J. Herbin inks are sold in 30 ml bottles and can usually be found for anywhere from $7.20 to $9.00 plus any applicable … [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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