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Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku 100th anniversary Inks, Bishamonten (red) and Hoteison (Dark Green) and Special Edition Ink Alert: Two Papier Plume Inks for the Chicago Pen Show (The Gentleman Stationer) ✑ I’m not a huge fan of the LE Iroshizuku’s that came out this year (I didn’t get any of them) but I find Hoteison to be nicely unique. Bad Bad Leroy Brown looks like an excellent brown.
Travels with pens: York, and a visit to Signatures (UK Fountain Pens) ✑ I always love reading fountain pen travel stories!
Store Visit: Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery (The Pencil Case Blog) ✑ I’d love to visit this store they have some beautiful products.
review: colorverse astrophysics dark energy and review: organics studio masters of writing foggy bottom yellow sepia (inksharks) ✑ some interesting and different inks.
4001 And Günther Wagner’s Lost But Not Forgotten Pelikan Inks (The Pelikan’s Perch) ✑ Vintage bottles and labels are so often very evocative. These are no different. I’ve got a sealed full bottle of Pelikan 4001 which was kindly estimated by Joshua to be from 1938-1940.
Pen Classics ✒︎ Sailor Ink Studio 100 inks are available! These are 100 unique inks based on the ink mixing studio Sailor put on in Japan. Lots of great colours to choose from. I’m a huge fan of Opus 88 pens, and a great place to grab Krishna’s increasingly sheeny inks and Stationery TAG’s Kyo-no-oto and Kyo-iro!
La Couronne do Comte (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN10) ✒︎ Grab the new Pastel Lamy Safaris! They look great (and I don’t really like Safaris nor Pastel colours but I love these!). Some beautiful Viscontis have been released recently as well.
Desk Bandit ✒︎ The only place I know that stocks Carpink! Full range of the beautiful Nagasawa Kobe inks as well as Nagasawa’s Sailor Pro Gears (including the colour full Pro Gear Slims!)! Full Range of Colorverse. So many great things! They recently got ahold of Ginza Gold Sepia and DEN Premium Blue!
Pen Chalet (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ Great range of eclectic brands! From 3•Osters to Taccia inks and from Taccia to Wancher fountain pens! They currently have buy-one-get-one-free for Monteverde inks and a good price on Platinum PTL-5000A Balance!
Pen Savings (12% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ My go to place for US inks such as Organics Studio, Noodler’s, Monteverde, and Private Reserve. My favourites are Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses, Golden Brown, Navy and Turquoise as well as Private Reserve Avocado!