Category: Link Love

Link Love: Paper Love

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I am touched and flattered that Rhodia took the time to read and respond to my Dot Grid Showdown post. In their reply, they mentioned my biggest complaint which is the ribbon length and said that they are hoping to lengthen it! Joy! They also explained why the dot colors are as dark as they are. And I know for some users, they prefer the color. So, despite my preference for lighter dots, the world has options for a reason. I also discovered, upon opening a different color Leuchtturm 1917 dot grid that not all editions have the same color dots so there may be some consistency issues with how dark the dots print from one volume of Leuchtturm to the other. Whichever notebook you choose, I think all the companies are thoughtful and upstanding and working hard to stand by their products. Thanks, Rhodia for listening to your customers!

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*Editor’s Note: It appears that The Finer Point‘s RSS feed was out of commission for a few weeks so I’m doubling down on her content this week. If you don’t have Jenny in your favorites already, this would be a good time to add her to your list. She’s been reviewing a lot of notebooks recently and she’s one of my favorite reads.

Link Love: A Very Inky Week

Col-o-Ring News!

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Link artwork by Chris Grine, illustrator of the web comic Wicked Crispy AND Time Shifters which is due to be released May 30, 2017 by Scholastic! Go, Chris! Now go order a copy!

Link Love: Squishy and Peachy

I borrowed another photo from Franz Dimson of Hand Over That Pen who takes amazing photos! This was another Atlanta “After Hours” pen swap shot. I was sitting at the bar trying out the Sailor King Eagle.

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Link Love: Atlanta Pen Show & Hippo Purple

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Of course, I couldn’t resist making the post of the week the live episode of the Pen Addict podcast recorded live in front of studio audience in Atlanta with special guests Vito from Story Supply and Jonathan from Carolina Pen Company. And of course, I got to sit in the third chair and laugh a lot. So, hop on over and give it a listen!

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Link Love: Paper Frenzy

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Link Love: The Perfect Pencils

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I confess the Post of the week was going to self-indulgent and feature Ken Crooker’s very flattering review about the Col-o-ring Ink Testing Books (I swear I did not put him up to writing it!) Instead, I want to point you to some lovely articles over at CW Pencils about the history of pencils and a little behind-thie-scenes about the making of Caroline’s recently released book The Perfect Pencil. If you haven’t purchased the book yet, you can order it directly from CW Pencil Enterprise and have it signed by Caroline too!

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Link Love: This time with extra love!

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I cannot believe what an amazing community Brad and Myke have built over 250 episodes and that every once and awhile they let me join in on the fun. The fact that I got to be a part of this and some of their other monumental episodes is such a tremendous honor. Thank you, guys, for making the pen community such a wonderful place.

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