When A Fountain Pen Just Won’t Do2010/02/25
Have you got a minute? I need your advice.
Several companies have sent new paper products for review that are terrific looking but not so friendly with fountain pens. It’s a shame the paper isn’t accepting of bottled ink but it’s hard to begrudge companies catering to the larger share of the market. Well, not much anyway.
Still it would be fun to put a few of these handsome journals to use. That means finding something other than a fountain pen to pair with them.
Are you shocked? Heh, so am I.
Well, here’s another shocker. The Sharpie Pen crept into my arsenal last year. It works on any paper and unhesitating delivers a consistent if uninspired line despite weeks of neglect. It makes a great pen for my handbag while my pampered fountain pens remain safely at home.
However, gorgeous binders deserve something more upscale. Understated to let the journals take center stage and under $20 are my basic requirements.
So pen friend, what would you suggest as a non-fountain pen solution to complement a very attractive journal?