Posts Tagged ‘fountain pen ink’

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Herbin Améthyste de l’Oural Giveaway Winner!

08/10/2017

The Herbin Améthyste de l’Oural giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all of the ink aficionados who entered. Your comments showed great enthusiasm and anticipation for the new ink.

Also, thank you to Karen at Exaclair for sending a bottle of the lovely ink to share with you. She has been a huge supporter of this blog for which I will always be grateful.

Drum roll please. Congratulations to Robyn Brown, the lucky winner! Please contact me at inkophile@gmail.com to arrange shipment. I hope you love Améthyste as much as I do.

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Giveaway: Herbin “1798” Jacques Herbin Amethyste de l’Oural Fountain Pen Ink

08/01/2017

Herbin’s new “1798” Jacques Herbin Amethyste de l’Oural fountain pen ink was announced today with availability slated for September 1, 2017. It’s a lovely color with glints of silver that reminds me of an amethyst and platinum ring my mother bequeathed my daughter. Purple and silver are beautiful together, subtle but elegant.

Karen at Exaclair, Inc., the U.S. distributor for Herbin, gave me a bottle that I am going to give away. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment below about the new ink. One entry per person. Shipping to a U.S. address only. The random drawing will be held August 10, 2017 at 6 pm PDT. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me at inkophile@gmail.com to claim the prize.

Good luck to all!

Update: This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been announced. Thank you to all who participated!

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Mixing Ink And The Color Wheel

07/24/2017

Mixing inks can be a slap-dash affair or a carefully orchestrated endeavor. Nick Stewart has taken the game to the ultimate level, one drop at a time, in his experiment with the primary colors red, yellow and blue. The three can make a rainbow of hues and Nick finds them all combining Diamine Scarlet, Yellow, and Turquoise.

Wanna give it a try?

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Sunday Reads: A Variety of Videos and a Giveaway

05/07/2017

YouTube was just the right speed for me this past week…

 

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Sunday Reads: Ink, Pens, and Writing

04/23/2017

Wilted this week with temps over 90 degrees, but still found a few good articles to share.

An old rotation that still has much appeal.

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A Superior Ink And Pen Duo From Platinum

03/26/2017

This might sound like a crazy risk, but I filled a Platinum Plaisir with Platinum Carbon Ink months ago and left it idle on my desk. When the pen got a taste of freedom and took a stroll around some junk paper, it wrote well from the first mark. No skipping. No hesitation. Just a clean, black line, no different from when it was initially inked. That Slip & Seal cap really works!

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Inked For A Year

03/17/2017

Anderson Pens padded my purchase of ink samples and I am not sure whether to be thrilled or overwhelmed. There are twenty-seven of the little suckers, more than enough for a year’s worth of reviews. What’s an inkophile to do?

Even my workhorse fountain pens are freaking out at the task ahead. Just think how many baths they will have to take! They have suggested a dip pen might speed the testing process. Does that make them shirkers? You bet, but that doesn’t make them wrong. It may well be the best solution to completing the task in a reasonable amount of time. Any other ideas?

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