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- 04/18/13--07:24: _Ask the Desk: India...
- 04/18/13--10:40: _Counterfeit Pens
- 04/20/13--08:57: _Link Love: Instagra...
- 04/24/13--10:57: _Link Love: Inkscellany
- 04/29/13--06:51: _Pilot Metropolitan ...
- 04/29/13--10:29: _Refillable cartridg...
- 05/01/13--06:52: _HERO 329 Fountain P...
- 05/02/13--11:32: _Link Love: TWSBI Fu...
- 05/07/13--06:44: _Esterbrook Pastel P...
- 05/08/13--06:45: _Vintage Parker 21 R...
- 05/09/13--10:24: _Link Love: Brown, I...
- 05/12/13--10:06: _The Sheaffer Cadet ...
- 05/17/13--07:19: _Link Love: Paper, I...
- 05/18/13--07:23: _Ink Sac Replacement...
- 05/21/13--09:50: _News from the Pen W...
- 05/23/13--06:49: _Link Love: Pictures...
- 05/30/13--11:54: _Link Love: Inky Min...
- 06/06/13--07:44: _Link Love: Write It...
- 06/07/13--11:20: _Ink Drop Reveal for...
- 06/13/13--14:19: _Link Love: Book It,...
- 04/18/13--07:24: Ask the Desk: India Ink and Calligraphy Ink
- 04/18/13--10:40: Counterfeit Pens
- 04/20/13--08:57: Link Love: Instagram Love
- 04/24/13--10:57: Link Love: Inkscellany
- 04/29/13--06:51: Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen Review
- 04/29/13--10:29: Refillable cartridge for Kaweco Sport Fountain Pens… wahoo!
- 05/01/13--06:52: HERO 329 Fountain Pen Review (and giveaway)
- 05/02/13--11:32: Link Love: TWSBI Future Releases, Inks, Notebooks and Bag Check
- 05/07/13--06:44: Esterbrook Pastel Pink Purse Pen
- 05/08/13--06:45: Vintage Parker 21 Review
- 05/09/13--10:24: Link Love: Brown, Instagram and Feedbin… to name a few
- 05/12/13--10:06: The Sheaffer Cadet Tip Dip Fountain Pen
- 05/17/13--07:19: Link Love: Paper, Ink and Pencil Shavings
- 05/18/13--07:23: Ink Sac Replacement Tutorial
- 05/21/13--09:50: News from the Pen World
- 05/23/13--06:49: Link Love: Pictures and books and many pens
- 05/30/13--11:54: Link Love: Inky Minky Meinie Mo
- 06/06/13--07:44: Link Love: Write It, Erase It, Stick It
- 06/07/13--11:20: Ink Drop Reveal for May 2013: Favorites
- 06/13/13--14:19: Link Love: Book It, Dan-o
Ever wondered about india ink or calligraphy ink versus “fountain pen” ink? Meg posed this great question about just such a topic. … I’ve been refilling the Pilot Petit1 cartridges with some bottled india ink that I have left over … Continue reading
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What an odd coincidence occurred this week. I had just recently come across the “replica” Parker 51 pens made in China called the Hero 616 only to find an fascinating article on counterfeit pens on the Tiger Pens Blog. The … Continue reading
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Acquired any new pens or office ephemera this week? Put your Instagram username in the comments so I can see your fresh goodies! And if you want to follow me, see the link in the sidebar.
wellapptdeskCLockwise from top left, photos by: _______, TagTeamTompkins, Ben Jones, and new button badges from Emma at LetterLoves
This week is another hodge-podge of pens, paper and digital tools but mostly a lot of ink reviews… mmmm… ink! Paper: Midori Traveler Star Edition Review (via Gourmet Pens) Pens and Ink: Pen Hack: Converting a Kaweco Sport into a … Continue reading
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I had recently seen the Pilot Metropolitan pop up on JetPens but noticed that most of the color options had sold out immediately. Then I heard Brad of The Pen Addict Podcast discuss his rather blah reaction to it and … Continue reading
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Well, well, well… what do we have here? Is this an aerometric squeeze filler for small enough to fit inside a Kaweco Sport fountain pen? Why, yes it is! Go forth and rejoice, all you Kaweco Sport users! For a … Continue reading
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After my post about reproduction Chinese pens, my good friend Donovan of The Letter Writers Alliance (LWA to those in the know — including my father-in-law!), offered me three HERO 329 pens from China to review and giveaway. So, here … Continue reading
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Pens and Pencils: TWSBI shows off new designs (via FPGeeks) In anticipation of the release (today!) of the Palomino Blackwing Pearl, a review of the Palomino Blackwing 602 (via Pencil Revolution) Why I use wooden pens (via The Pen Company) … Continue reading
wellapptdesktwsbi_vac_mini_fountain_pen_concept_comparison-798x598A sample of Mont Blanc Toffee Brown from IvanR via InstagramFlora Chang has released some of her whimsical designs as exclusive covers fr iPhone 5 and iPads through Redbubble
If I wasn’t such a fan of the vintage Esterbook pens, I don’t think I ever would have imagined myself as someone who would buy a pink fountain pen. But… I have a secret desire to own an Esterbrook in … Continue reading
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Prior to acquiring the reproduction style pens known as the HERO from China, I purchased a Parker 21 from Ebay. It turned out to have a crack in the plastic that caused ink to leak out of the pen which … Continue reading
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Pens: Sailor 1911 Clear Demonstrator Review with Noodlers Van Gogh Starry Night (via JustDaveyB) Pentel Stylo Sketch Pen Review (via Ink of Me Fondly) Paper: Whitelines product development video (via Notebook Stories) Miquelrius notebooks are perfect for fountain pens (so … Continue reading
wellapptdeskbrown1Here are a few of the great photos I found on Instagram this week: (clockwise from top right) Empty cartridges from Brad Dowdy, well-holstered pens by Patrick Ng, an old Parker Washable Blue cartridge from Ivan R, notebooks from PaperBlanks, Osmiroid nib from Ivan R, typewriter at Arch Drafting Supplies Letter Writing Social by The Black and the Red, Pelikan ink cartridges from Rad + Hungry, demonstrator fountaun pens by slotracer and "Smooth writing" sample by BakesanThe new Palomino Blackwing Pearl Review is coming! Check out these great photos from Pencil Revolution
Inside this box is something I stumbled upon on Ebay. It contains a NOS (that’s New Old Stock) Sheaffer Cadet fountain pen. So, NOS the white lettering printed on the body is still visible. I don’t mean to gloat but … Continue reading
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Pencils: Picking the perfect lead hardness (via JetPens Blog) Pencils and Camping (and pencil shavings as tinder) (via Pencil Revolution) Deli Pencil Sharpener (via Bleistift) Pens and ink: Pen currently in use by DaveyB Noodlers Bernake Blue Ink Review (via … Continue reading
wellapptdeskLamy 2000 with custom 0.2mm nib grind by Mike Masuyama by Brad Dowdy (AKA The Pen Addict)Pelikan M800 and Apica Notebook: Daily Arsenal by Jose Noyola
My talented and kind friend Rob offered to show me how to re-sac a vintage Esterbrook using my recently acquired purse pen. He was also kind enough to let me document the process. This process should basically work for any … Continue reading
wellapptdesk1. scrape off old ink sac2. measure new sac3. leave a little room4. cut sac to the right length5. use shellac as glue6. pull sac open7. carefully put sac over nib unit8. make sure sac is flush to the topTool for adding sac
…. this just in…. TWSBI released their new notebooks… three sizes available in lined, grid and blank….STOP New ink from Noodlers called Blue Nose Bear… blue with fluorescent, black-light reactive tones…STOP in other news… The Pen Addict now has a … Continue reading
Pens: Pentel Recycology Pens (via Economy Pens) Uni Mitsubishi Pure Color-F Double Sided Sign Pen (via A Penchant For Paper) J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen Review (via Ink of Me Fondly) Books: The Missing Ink Book Review (via Behind The … Continue reading
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Pens and Pencils: Paper Mate Flair, Brown (UPS Edition) (via Clickypost) My Fountain Pen Evolution (via Fountain Pen Quest) TWSBI Vac 700 Review (via Ed Jelley) Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Surf Review (via From the Pen Cup) Tale of Two … Continue reading
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Paper & Notebooks: TWSBI Notebook Review (via Inktronics) Tomoe River Paper Review (via Pen Addict) Rhodia Webnotebook Review (via Ed Jelley) Pens and Inks: TWSBI Diamond 580 1.1 mm Stub Review (via Delectable Pens) Pilot Custom Heritage 91 Broad Nib … Continue reading
wellapptdeskThe Cake Eraser (via DovBee on Instagram)Pantone swatches matched to the world (via Laughing Squid -- Thanks, Annie!)Coccocoino paste from Italy (via Patrick Ng on Instagram)Created with a Copic Sketch Marker (via 26Symbols)
I am sorry I waited so long to show off the great collection of ink favorites from the Ink Drop for May 2013. This selection is called “Because We Felt Like It” from the Goulet Pens staff as opposed to … Continue reading
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Pens, Pencils and Inks Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Nighthawk (F nib) (via From the Pen Cup) Papermate InkJoy Quatro Review (The Clicky Post) Pencil Quiver (via My Pen Needs Ink) Retro 51 Tornado Snapper Pen Review (The Clicky Post) Noodlers Inks … Continue reading
wellapptdeskWord Notebooks have four new cover designs that can be mixed and matched with their existing designs to make your own pack of 3.Scout Books just released a new, larger sized notebooks. At 5x7, it includes the same kraft cardstock covers as its little brother but with more room to write. Available in grid, dot, lined or blank. Two-pack for $10