Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Field Trip to Phidon Pens Meet & Greet in Cambridge, Ontario

The Phidon Pens Meet & Greet took place on Saturday, April 14, 2018. It was an icy day! Please find relevant links below.
Phidon Pens
63 Dickson Street
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 7A5
Canada
Tel. : 519 624 8787
Fax : 519 624 2044
Email : phidonpens@bellnet.ca

Phidon Pens on Facebook
Phidon Pens on Instagram
Kata on Instagram
Wanderlust Watercolours on Instagram
Etsy

Monday, April 23, 2018

Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Fountain Pen 101 @PilotPenUSA

This video is to help you with your Pilot Parallel calligraphy fountain pen! I unbox the Parallel, show you what it comes with, how to use those items, I will show you how to ink your Parallel with a cartridge, converter, or as an eyedropper, and I will also show you some quick and fun tricks with the pen.





Other places to buy your own Parallel:
Anderson Pens
La Couronne du Comte Discount code: GOURMET10 for 10% off (excludes Montblanc)
Casa della Stilografica Discount code: FLORENCE for 10% off
Pen Boutique Discount code: 9LIVES2016 for 5% off
Goldspot Pens
JetPens

Other Supplies:
Pilot CON40 Converter - JetPens | Anderson Pens | Goldspot | Pen Boutique
Silicone Grease - Anderson Pens
Pilot Cartridges - JetPens | La Couronne du Comte | Goldspot | Casa della Stilografica | Pen Boutique
Pipette to eyedropper - Anderson Pens
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Some of the above are affiliate links. I will be granted a small commission should you use my links. This will not cost you anything extra! Thank you kindly for your support. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Reads: April 22. 2018

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

@MonteverdePens Invincia Brass Fountain Pen & Monteverde Inks Unboxing


Thank you to Monteverde for sending the Invincia Brass Fountain Pen and Valentine Red & Yosemite Green Ink for a review! I was not compensated monetarily for this video or the review.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Serious Nibbage Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand

Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found on the Fountain Pen Reviews page and Serious Nibbage page!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ink Shot Review: PenBBS Claude Monet @cohobbyist

Thanks to Eric at Cohobbyist for sending this gorgeous bottle for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Blue
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: $ 20.00 CAD
Where to buy: Cohobbyist
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PROS
  • Gorgeous packaging!
  • Easy to fill from bottle.
  • Shades beautifully.
  • Has a little bit of red sheen.
  • A sharp blue that is usable for work, fun, artwork, calligraphy.
  • Pretty well behaved.
  • Decent price.
CONS
  • I don't have much experience with this particular brand so I'm not sure I would put this in particularly expensive pens, or pens that are hard to maintain myself.
  • A bit high on the show through and leans towards bleed through with normal use. 
OVERALL

This is the first and only PenBBS ink I have ever used. I love the packaging, the bottle and the lid, the label on this particular bottle, and the color. It's pretty well-behaved and I haven't encountered any issues with it so far. It's a lovely color!

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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ink Shot Review: J. Herbin Poussière de Lune @KnightsWritingC

Thanks to Knights Writing Co. (a Canadian webshop!) for sending this ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Purple
Bottle: 30 ml
Price: $14.00 CAD
Where to buy: Knights Writing Co.
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PROS
  • Beautiful shading.
  • A romantic, gorgeous color.
  • Cute labels and bottles.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Legible in fine, dry nibs as well as wet, broader nibs.
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CONS
  • Mouth of the bottle is a little narrow so sometimes I have issues filling larger pens.
  • Sometimes feathery on paper that isn't very fountain pen friendly.
  • A little dry.
OVERALL

Poussière de Lune is a dusty purple that is irresistible. It's such a mysterious and romantic color that I cannot help but keep a bottle in stock at all times. I love the name, too! Another one of my top favorite inks from J. Herbin.





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.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Reads: April 15. 2018

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere

If you're doing any browsing and shopping, please do check out my sponsors in the sidebar, because they help make all this possible. Some of these links are affiliate links, which provides me with a small commission but does not add any extra cost to your purchase. Some links are just referral links, but there is no obligation to purchase through any of these links. Your purchases through my links help support this blog and allows me to fulfill review requests. Either way, I appreciate your readership and your support so much, so thank you!
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Field Trip Insights X Stationery/Trade Show @STAEMars @InsightsExpo

Back in 2016, I attended the Insights X Stationery/Trade Show and I shared an overview of the event awhile ago. I realized I have a whole bunch of pictures from individual booths like Faber-Castell, Kaweco, Laban, and more. I thought it would be fun to share them with you here. If you are in the area or considering a trip to Nuremberg, the stationery show is a lot of fun and very interesting! I'll continue this series until I've run out! This time around, let's look at the Staedtler stand - one of my favorite because it was so bright, enticing, and colorful!
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