November pens and inks comprise a colorful palette for paper tests and a few letters. Midori Traveler’s Notebook takes it all in stride.
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Today is the fourth Fountain Pen Day and there are lots of discounts and giveaways to celebrate. But what about your existing collection? Show them a bit of love by treating them to a cleaning and a fill of fresh ink. Or sort and organize the lot to keep your pens cozy and easily accessed.
Fourteen of the little dears jumped into the tray this morning when I mentioned taking a bath. The former sushi container makes transporting them to the kitchen easier than carrying them in my hands. It’s a lot of pens to clean at one time, but I will feel virtuous when the task is completed.
Psst. Don’t tell them, but only three will get filled today. The Platinum #3776MU, the Platinum Century Yamanaka SM and the Conklin Duragraph 1.1mm will be perfect with the five pens already set up for paper tests this weekend. Inks to be determined.
So grab a pen and give it some love. It’s the perfect day for it.
Here are some of the pens on my desk that have wide, stock nibs. None of them have received any tinkering. Purchase one, and you should see comparable performance.
The paper is Staples Bagasse that showed a little feathering with the wettest nibs. The worst offender was DeA Cola which has exhibited that fault on a few other brands of paper and the Duragraph which is certainly a free-flowing nib. Perhaps not the best combination, but I am still enamoured with it. The most well behaved was the Platinum Century Nice Pur B with Platinum Pigment Blue. No matter how long it goes unused, the nib flows without hesitation. Considering how many pens I have inked, that is a very, very good thing.
It took some trial and error, but several old cases and notebook covers are now fitted with new journals. Some of the paper will take a light wash of watercolor so those notebooks will see double duty.
Leather Checkbook Cover
The passport case worked with a number of journals including those pictured from Rhodia, Exacompta and paper-oh though using Midori inserts transforms it into a Fauxdori. Midori bands hold the journals in place and keep it closed. The lock charm adds a whimsical touch as it floats across the equator.
Leather Diary Cover
Travel Clock Case
Not every journal needs a protective cover. Decorate a plain exterior with with washi tape (addiction warning), scrapbook paper, or decopatch. That will strengthen the cover as well as make it more attractive.
Whether it’s called recycling or re-purposing, matching old junk with fountain pen friendly paper creates new tools and makes each item useful again. No slackers in this lot now.
Platinum pens courtesy of Luxury Brands USA. Rhodia, Clairefontaine and Exacompta notebooks courtesy of Exaclair. Paper-oh courtesy of paper-oh.com. Fine folks all.
Sometimes email brings exciting news. If you have been waiting for the new Platinum #3776 pens, Pen Chalet has just the thing for you. Not only do they have the Century Chartres Blue with rhodium trim and the Century Black Diamond, they have lots of nib sizes in the other models including my favorite music nib on three Century models, Black with gold trim, Bourgogne and Chartres Blue. I’m tapped out, but you aren’t, right? So what are you waiting for? Oh, Pen Chalet has free shipping on orders over $50. Go for it, pen friends. Go for it!