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Special Purpose Fountain Pen Inks


Yesterday, the folks at J. Herbin released the new, and stunning Jacques Herbin Améthyst de l’Oural 1798 fountain pen ink, which is a deep purple ink with tiny silver flecks that give the ink a great sparkly sheen.  Lucky for me and for all of our great readers like you, our friends at J. Herbin got us a bottle of this ink to test out before the official on sale date of September 1, 2017.  This is their first ink in the Jacques Herbin 1798 Collection, and … [Read more…]


  I’ve had this bottle of Diamine Magical Forest Green Shimmering ink for a while now, but didn’t have a fountain pen with a wide enough nib to properly show it off.  I finally unearthed an old Sheaffer 1.0 mm stub nib and was able to test it out with this great looking ink that I picked up here from JetPens as part of their advertising sponsorship with us. … [Read more…]


Have you ever asked yourself how to get all of the ink out of a bottle of fountain pen ink?  We have all been there, not much ink left in the bottle, and either tipping the bottle to get that perfect angle, or maybe using a syringe of some sort to get at those last precious drops of your favorite ink.  Well the Ink Miser (via JetPens) solves this problem simply and inexpensively.  Have a look at the video below to see how easy it is. … [Read more…]


If you liked the previous version of 1670 Anniversary ink from J. Herbin, which was Stormy Grey, we have a review for another great ink in that series for you today.  The newest ink in that series is J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor (via JetPens) which is a great shade of blue green with tiny gold flecks to give it a bit of a shimmering look to it.  You might want to jump on that link to JetPens immediately and grab some because at the time of writing this … [Read more…]


  I’m a bit late in getting to review this J. Herbin Stormy Grey ink (via Goldspot), partly because I’m a just slow but also because it can be hard to track down sometimes.  I actually placed an order on Amazon for it but they cancelled because they ran out of stock before my order was filled, so that should give you an indication as to the popularity and demand.  If you have missed it and don’t know what the big deal is, I’ll fill you in with some … [Read more…]


Nothing is more fun for this blog than when we get to abuse office supplies and push them to their limits.  In the past we have cooked and frozen multiple pens, and today thanks to the folks from MassDrop, we finally got to freeze some ink!  Although you cant really tell from the picture above, that is a bottle of Noodlers Polar Black Ink, which is designed to be freeze resistant, mostly for shipping purposes.  Although the most recent “drop” at MassDrop … [Read more…]


Fountain pen ink can be a funny thing, there are tons of different characteristics about it that can make one person love it, while another might hate it.  In the case of this new Noodler’s Bernanke Blue, the funny thing about it is the name.  This new fast drying ink from Noodler’s is named in “honor” of Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.  Bernanke has long been criticized for the massive amounts of stimulus and government spending that is … [Read more…]


Private Reserve has come out with a new line of fountain pen ink that goes by the “Invincible” name, meaning that it is designed to be fraud resistant and very permanent.  Lucky for me, Tom over at Goldspot.com was kind enough to offer up a bottle of it for me in trade for something else so I could give it a try and review it.  This review will take a look at the Private Reserve Invincible Aqua Blue, with a focus on its being fraud resistant. … [Read more…]


Glow in the dark office supplies?  Really?  Sure, why shouldnt your office supplies glow in the dark?  Today’s review will take a look at Noodler’s Blue Ghost fountain pen ink.  This is probably not something that you would find an every day use for, but it definitely fits into the category of cool office supplies so I had to try it out and share it here. … [Read more…]

Last updated by Brian Greene at August 2, 2017.


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