Archive for the ‘Ink’ Category

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A Few Links Plus A Warning

06/21/2015

Well, this certainly is a mixed up bunch of links. The last one isn’t intended as a political statement, but it is a warning to watch what you write in online comments. Not that any of you would write something that would draw scrutiny. However, Big Brother is watching and discretion applies…

 

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J. Herbin Stormy Grey, A Simple Review

06/17/2015

Any questions?

Oh, bottle courtesy of Karen Doherty at Exaclair, who thankfully insists on feeding my ink and paper addiction.

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Fountain Pens To Excess

06/14/2015

Is there a ten-step program for people who ink too many pens at one time? My current rotation is ridiculously out of control. Or maybe not…

Top row:

  • Mink Levenger True Writer
  • Amber Conklin Duragraph
  • Clementine Retro 51
  • Raspberry Lamy AL-Star
  • Green Lamy AL-Star
  • Green Levenger True Writer
  • Cracked Ice Conklin Duragraph
  • Noodler’s Creaper Demo
  • Platinum Century Nice Pur
  • Platinum Century Nice

Bottom row:

  • Platinum Century Chartres Blue
  • Platinum #3776 music nib
  • Namiki Falcon SF
  • Sailor Sapporo
  • Pelikan M-215 Rings

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A Drop Of Platinum Mixable Ink

06/04/2015

Late last night an errant drop of Aqua Blue Platinum Mixable Ink grew tentacles with the help of a Platinum Century Chartres Blue pen. Even the back of the abused envelope was amused. A laugh at bedtime is a good thing.

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Color Redundancy Or Too Much Of A Good Thing

06/01/2015

While doing ink research spurred by a shipment of samples from Goulet Pens, it became evident that turquoise is produced in a very narrow range.

From left to right, Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise, Waterman Inspired Blue, Diamine Havasu Turquoise, De Atramentis Adular Blue, J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche, Lamy Turquoise, Sheaffer Turquoise, Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare, Platinum Aqua Blue.

After that revelation, I was curious to see how many other inks in my collection were similar enough to be mistaken one for another. There were more than a few colors that turned out to be virtual twins. To make things more interesting, swatches might look identical, but written words quite different. Four examples of similar colors though the photo does not show just how well they match.

Which does make me wonder why we collect so many inks. Not that I’m complaining, but when is enough enough or can one never have too much?

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Sunday Links, All Sorts

05/31/2015

Betcha can’t click just one…

At the bottom of the bottle, flecks of gold in J. Herbin ‘1670’ Stormy Grey:

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Links From Physics To Bumblebees To New Inks

05/24/2015

Vested interest in this lot with a link to my daughter’s Society6 store…

Talented Tessa on Society6. (20% discount and free shipping on select items over Memorial Day weekend.)

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