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J. Herbin Orange Indien, Clairefontaine And A Giveaway

09/16/2014

The temperature is a blistering 100°F today, but I’m in the mood for fall. Time to break out some seasonally appropriate colors and at least pretend autumn is on its way.

In recognition of the alleged forthcoming change of seasons, Inkophile has a giveaway sponsored by Exaclair, U.S. distributor of J. Herbin and Clairefontaine. Interest piqued? Four lucky readers will receive a bottle of J. Herbin Orange Indien and a Clairefontaine Basics Duo (memo book). What a sweet deal!

Long a frequent visitor to my rotation, Orange Indien is happily mated this year to my Platinum #3776 Music Nib from Luxury Brands, LLC. Nothing shy about that duo and it is especially perfect on Clairefontaine.

To enter the giveaway, just post a comment and a sentence or two about how you would use your ink and pad. This offer is open to residents of the U.S. only. One entry per person with four random winners to be selected the first day of autumn, 9/22/2014, at 6pm PDT. Each winner will have until 9/30/2014 to respond. If not, a replacement winner will be selected. Fulfillment will be handled by Exaclair.

Thanks, Karen, for sponsoring the giveaway. You’re the best!

103 comments

  1. Wow, great contest, and ink color! I’d love to win! I’ve been keeping a journal, write an entry several days/week for over ten years. Never thought about changing the colors with the seasons, would like to try it.

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  2. The best-behaved orange with shading out there. Plus you can’t go wrong with this paper. Jotting plot points, I think.

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  3. I’d love to be the lucky one! I love orange and J.Herbin is my favorite brand, my ink drawings done with it. And pad is perfect tool to overcome procrastination!

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  4. Hmm . . . fall = state fair and pen show. Hopefully, the end of triple digit temperatures 🙂

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  5. orange indien would look lovely in calligraphy around some watercolor leaves!

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  6. I would use the ink and pad to work on my NaNoWriMo book. I LOVE the color and the ink loves Clairefontaine paper.

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  7. I would love to win. The paper and ink would be used to write to my pen pals. The ink is a perfect way to celebrate the fall coming our way. Thank you for the give way 🙂

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  8. Lovely ink! IF I won, I would use it and the pad to explore writing with different colors besides the black I always use, as I suspect that this would finally convince me to try something else.

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  9. Such a lovely shading orange – just perfect for an Autumn journal with sketches of falling leaves and plump gourds… I’d love to be a lucky winner! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. I love the shading in this ink! Of course, since I’m under deadline I have all kinds of ideas popping into my brain. Best to write them down (preferably in orange ink 🙂 ).

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  11. seasonal lists!! Love matching my to dos with the weather. ^_^ Thank you both for the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks Inkophile! What a sweet giveaway. I would definitely ink up my vintage Pelikan tortoise with the J.Herbin Orange Indien and test it out right away on the Clairefontaine paper.

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  13. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog. We are preparing for our annual Fall Festival in our town and my wife, who runs our local historical museum, has asked me to run a kids activity involving “old school” writing tools, especiall dip pens. I’ve got an assortment of Esterbrook nibs. I especially like the Jackson Stubs (#442).

    It would be fun to have the kids write with the dip nibs using that gorgeous ink on the buttery smooth Clairefontaine paper.

    I’d also bring my fountain pens and ink up my TWSBI Diamond 580 (1.1 stub) with the Orange Indien. A perfect way to ring in the fall season. Thanks for the idea.

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  14. I’d use it to try to convince my wife that all of these fantastic colors and stationary is worth the money I want to spend on it.

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  15. These products are great! I would love to use the Orange Indien in my Lamy Vista or one of my classic Sheaffer NoNonsense Calligraphy Pens. The notebooks would be great for taking notes at business meetings or cataloguing my collection of pens, pencils, and office supplies!

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  16. awesome contest! I was just looking for some more fall-like colors for my notebook and notes. I’d use this to write notes from the many books I read. Perfect combination is saturday cool fall morning at a coffee shop with a good book, fountain pen and notebook.

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  17. Wow! Orange Indien is a beautiful shading ink! I am anxiously awaiting the release of the new Stormy Grey and the two together will be perfect for halloween art letters written on the best fountain paper I have found – Clairefontaine!

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  18. Nice giveaway! I’d use the ink and notebook for fall musings and random thoughts.

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  19. What an amazing color. I can see using that color in my Parker Sonnet while making menu plans and gift lists for the upcoming holidays.

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  20. I’d use it at work to brighten up my day

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  21. This is absolutely wonderful. I’ve never used an orange ink before, but it would certainly fit the feeling of fall writing and watercolors.

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  22. Oh boy. My girlfriend and I love the fall. Orange is my favorite fall color! I’m planning to propose soon, so I would use the memo pad and ink (in a nice Brown Parkette Zephyr) to jot down any good ideas to surprise her with! Great earth toned book to shove into my peacoat pocket =]

    It’s going to happen in the fall, and so are the engagement pictures! I’m thinking after a nice hike 🙂

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  23. Entice my children to write with a favorite color ink & a their own journal!

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  24. Another beautiful J Herbin ink I’ve been dying to try, perfect to fill up my new Lamy Studio 1.5 stub nib to jot down my fall nesting ideas and Clairefontaine is the perfect pad for J Herbin inks and pens of all kinds.

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  25. Oh, I love this color, If I win it, I will using it for notes

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  26. Doodle, draw, write, brainstorm. Four things every healthy mind shoul do. 🙂

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  27. So orange! I’d use the ink & pad to write down my reflections after staring at the sun…or something along those line. Thanks!

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  28. This is an awesome giveaway. My wife is gone twice a week for school and I would use the ink and paper to put a letter in her overnight bag.

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  29. I’m a writer of endless to do lists so, while I would write many things with my ink, it would almost certainly spend most of it’s time in to do lists.

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  30. I am organizing NaNoWriMo this year for my town and would use it to make notes and keep records as I get prepared for November.

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  31. Awesome, thanks for the offer! I would use this ink in my daily journal. I love orange, and I’ve been wanting to try this one! I would use the notebook at work.

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  32. That’s the kind of ink that I use when my mood is cloudy.

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  33. J. Herbin is my favorite brand, and I don’t have this one yet!! I’d use the gift package to write poetry, of course.

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  34. Great color, I keep a journal for random entries and this ink would be perfect !!!!

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  35. I’d use that ink to write on greeting cards for Halloween and Thanksgiving-it is a gorgeous shade of orange. As for the notebook, well one can never have too many of those…for lists and notes and clever quotes you need to jot down and remember.

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  36. Thank you for your excellent posts, and for hosting the giveaway! I would definitely use these for note-taking/drawing/doodling at art school! 🙂

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  37. I don’t have any orange inks, yet! They’re a little bit out of my normal color set, and I just haven’t been into fountain pens long enough to acquire tons of samples, etc. That said, I’d probably keep a few pages in the front of the notebook blank to track my ink sampling, and then dive in to journaling or working on short stories. I’ve never used Clairefontaine paper either, so this would be a real treat.

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    • Once you know how fountain pens are supposed to write, you’ll never go back to low-bidder office paper. Clairefontaine is the good standard!

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  38. I do not currently have any orange colored inks, but I have been thinking about trying a few out. I use notebooks like crazy at work, keeping track of my Projects and making sure I do not forget anything important. Seems that I fill up a Large Rhodia style pad about every 2 weeks or so. I think the Orange ink would add to my collection and rotation very well, and the notebook would provide me with much needed writing materials as well!

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  39. I have the best pumpkin patch near Seattle. So of course I love orange ink. And I always carry a notebook on the farm, so this combo is perfect for me. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. It’s nearly time for NaNoWriMo! Time to start planning those novels, doing character sketches, and pouring over outlines. Break out a new notebook (preferably from winning one), and start plotting.

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  41. I would use it to write strange stories and exotic poems. I would use this ink to make my writing magical and mighty, as if the orange ink were a secrete symbol. I would dream in orange, I would orange write.

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  42. I’ve been on a bit of an orange kick lately (Noodler’s Apache Sunset and Organics Studio “F. Scott Fitzgerald”, so I’m very interested in trying the Orange Indien and seeing how it compares. And of course, a Clairfontaine memo book is always welcomed!

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  43. I would give this to my daughter who is a big orange fan

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  44. I would use it for letter-writing to my fellow FPGeeks, and for taking notes at school (it would brighten up my day). And then there are my poems and the personal essays I am working on.

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  45. I would use these to add variety to my letter writing.

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  46. I’d use the ink with my various music and 1.1-1.4 mm stub nibs for daily jotting and lists-lists-lists! Who says orange isn’t an everyday ink?

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  47. That would be a great color for plotting-flowcharts, and maps of imaginary countries.

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  48. Oh wow! I’m just getting into the gorgeous world of fountain pens and I’ve been drooling over the orange indien ink. My collection right now is so small and funds are limited, so I would love to be able to try a new ink and to see if Clairefontaine is as amazing as I’ve heard it to be!

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  49. For fall pages of planner

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  50. I’d write a short story about fly fishing in the Autumn, my favorite time of year.

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  51. Well, of course, writing autumnal messages of a spooky nature in mourning for the fall of the orange leaves

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  52. I would use the orange to create fall foliage and dream of cooler days.

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  53. I don’t have any orange ink yet and Clairefontaine paper is always great. This be a great pairing for my autumnal writing. I just wish autumn weather would come to Southern California and these 100 degree days would go away!

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  54. Awesome giveaway! I would use this for marking up documents and livening up staff meetings.

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  55. I would use the new toys to capture early morning thoughts as fall comes to Georgia

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  56. That ink would be beautiful for color coding the fire themed things in a game I’m working on right now, and that memo book is just perfect for the office.

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  57. ink, ink, ink. Love your obsession with inks and fountain pens. I collect them too.

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  58. I just found your blog today. Since I get so many looks when I blather on about how much I love my pens and pencils, I had no idea there were others like me. Nice to “meet” you.

    I would use the pen and paper to correspond with my nieces. Since they went to college, they have asked for handwritten correspondence.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  59. I love orange inks that have shading like Orange Indien. I’d use this ink and notebook to start a bullet journal.

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  60. Awesome! I would use it for work notes. I’ve looking for a good orange ink as a change from the normal black, blue or blue black of my regular office inks.

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  61. […] shy about that duo.” Speaking of J.Herbin, there’s still time to enter Inkophile’s contest and win a bottle of Orange Indien… plus a Clairefontaine Basics Duo […]

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  62. Every October I gather up my orange and green inks and I sen out handmade Halloween cards. I started doing this when I started into fountain pens. Lovely ink. Good luck everyone.

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  63. This would be an excellent addition to my “grading ink arsenal.” I find the students respond better to warm colors than harsher ones, and I’m always looking for a good orange or purple. The pad would be my place for notes, to boot.

    Thanks!

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  64. I only recently started writing with an italic stub nib. I’d love to try this color in my 1.1mm Lamy Safari.

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  65. Would love to practice my handwriting with this ink and notebook.

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  66. The ink would be great fir for some type of fall calligraphy project!

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  67. I would use it to take notes in meetings. This is a better way for me than using my iPad.

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  68. I’d use the ink to take notes in meetings at work. Our company color is orange, so I think upper management would be impressed 🙂

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  69. Nice giveaway! If I win I’ll use both ink and paper to write thank you notes. Thanks!

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  70. This would make a great birthday present for my girlfriend. She is just getting into fountain pens.

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  71. What a beautiful color for the fall! A nice shade for correcting quizzes, tests and recording observations of student’s work. Keeping the writing interesting keeps their attention!

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  72. Thankks for the opportunity. I love how this ink has wonderful shading. It would look lovely on letters to my pen friends.

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  73. I’d love to use these inks to write in my journal.

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  74. I’d love to use the ink and clairefontaine pad with some of my vintage flex pens to practice some flourished script and then send letters to my pen pal. It would be fitting, given that halloween is coming up not too long from now!

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  75. Oooh! I just bought a J. Herbin inkball—looks like the perfect ink to fill it with. For the Journal, I’d practice my penmanship 🙂

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  76. What a great color for Halloween. I’d use it in my Mark Twain Conklin Crescent Halloween pen to send some spooky notes on Halloween.

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  77. I’m a Florida Gator so anytime I get to sport my school colors on paper that makes the day all the better!! What a great color! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Aloha! I’d use the J. Herbin Orange Indien in my newly acquired yellow Lamy Safari. It would be used as a general every-day pen, as well as sending whimsical notes from the subtropics. It’s been very muggy and sunny here, I know a few friends who would love to receive a hand-written note on anything. I’d keep the Clairfontaine Basics Duo book for myself, to jot notes on what helps my kid stay focused on doing HW and then turning it in! Orange is the kid’s favorite color, next to green.

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  79. I need to get back to letter writing – especially to overseas friends.

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  80. Any J. Herbin ink, especially Orange Indien is welcome in drive to own every shade they produce. And paper? I will write to my hearts content.

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  81. I’d love to test this ink against other orange inks.

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  82. Awesome! I don’t currently have any orange inks in my collection. I love Clairefontaine & Rhodia paper! I would use these to take colored notes.

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  84. Just got a dip pen from the SS Horatio Hall, which sank in 1909. I would love to try it with this ink/paper combination.

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  85. […] J. Herbin Giveaway ends 9/22 at 6 pm PDT so get a move on if you want to participate. Just add a comment to the original post to be entered. Rules are given in the post, but the basics are one entry per person and open to […]

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  86. I write through a couple pages of my Clairfontaine notebooks daily with journaling, so that’s easy how I’d use it. And this orange ink actually looks like one I’d really enjoy, and that’s says a lot from someone who generally doesn’t like anything in orange! Great shading!

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  87. Would use the ink and pad to bring some color to my work notes.

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  88. J. Herbin Orange Indien and a Clairefontaine Basics Duo, perfect for fall.

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  89. I would use the orange ink and pad to complement my turquoise blue ink and make my own Gator/University of Florida dream & aspirations journal. I would also both ink colors to crrate personalized thank you notes and stationary for my friends and other Gator alumni.

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  90. Totally into my exotic colors which I now rotate each day in my various pens. This would be a great addition.

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  91. What a wonderful color ink for autumn. I’d use this for penning poetry or short stories. But of course the ink, would end up being used for writing letters to my friend who tolerates my constant talking about ink! Perfect for fall.

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  92. I have been looking for a decent orange, and this would be nice for my college prof note taking work.

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  93. I have longed for orange indien and haven’t tried that memo book either. I could use something fun and fall like – so far fall is spiders, acorns, and chilly weather.

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  94. I’ll orange the moon and paper the sun!

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  95. Orange is my color! And Clairefontaine my choice for all things paper+

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  96. I love J. Herbin’s Orange Indien and along with a Clairefontaine memo book I would fill the pages with drawings that would look as happy as sunshine!

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  97. I haven’t tried this color (I tend to lean towards blues and purples), but I would like to compare it to Noodler’s Apache Sunset.

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  98. What a wonderful giveaway! Love that orange color for fall and since we’ve just moved I’d use it to write friends to let them know our new address and use the memo book as a Bullet Journal. =D

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  99. What a duo! How timely for autumn urban sketching.
    Thank you!

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  100. Love the color. I just recently “discovered” orange inks, and the season is certainly right…

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  101. A great ink from a great company! Plus the 22nd is my birthday, that should count for something, shouldn’t it?

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  102. I’ve been wanting to try an orange ink.

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