Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ink Shot Review: Kobe #6 Bordeaux @GoldspotPens

Thanks to Goldspot for sending this beautiful bordeaux for review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Burgundy
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: $29.95USD
Where to buy: Goldspot Pens
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PROS

  • Well-behaved ink - no feathering, minimal show through, very low bleed through. 
  • Shows some pretty sheen.
  • Saturated, intense color.
  • Looks great and is legible using all nibs.
  • Particularly gorgeous in broad, wet nibs. Looks lovely in calligraphy!
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CONS

  • Short, squat bottle that is a pain to fill from after the first one or two fills!
  • If you don't like the smell of ink, these might bother you. They have an acrylic scent that does not linger too long but if you are sensitive to smells, it may deter you.

OVERALL

Kobe inks are produced by Sailor in Japan, and Sailor inks are well known for their super saturated, gorgeous colors in perhaps slightly annoying bottles. Bordeaux is the second I have been able to review and I think it's another beauty. The color is rich and appealing, usable in many writing situations, and it simply pleases the eye! Not inexpensive, but worth having a bottle.



I received this item/these items free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Reads: January 28. 2018

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ink Shot Review: @RobertOsterInk Soda Pop Blue @PhidonPens

I visited Phidon Pens a few months ago with one item in mind: Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue. I basically wanted this ink because it's called Soda Pop, as is one of the characters from one of my favorite books (The Outsiders, S.E Hinton). Mano gifted it to me and obviously I want to share it with you!
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ABOUT
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Color: Blue
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: ~$17 (depends where you buy)
Where to buy: Phidon Pens - shop local!
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PROS

  • Easy to fill from bottle.
  • A great, tantalizing blue!
  • Gorgeous sheen. Just a beautiful color that is saturated and bright.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Excellent for art work and hand lettering.
  • A really interesting color with great shading.
  • Looks so good in a clear pen!
  • The label on top of the cap of the bottle has the name of the ink printed on it, as well as a tiny ink swab so it's easy to spot in your ink drawer/cabinet.
  • Easy to store bottles.
  • Robert Oster is a really nice guy, so I feel happy to support his creations.


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CONS
  • Look at this. I can't even imagine. 
OVERALL

I love this ink. I just cannot imagine a more perfect blue with red sheen to carry the name Soda Pop. It's wonderful.




I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

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