Giveaway: Col-o-ring Quirky Editions

I was planning to give these “quirky edition” Col-o-rings away at the D.C. Pen Show but I never found the perfect opportunity so I decided that the best way to do it was to offer them here on the blog. I have two (2) of these quirky editions available.  The only difference is the covers which are misprints but I thought they were pretty cool so I thought you all might like them. The books include the same 100 sheets of 100lb/160gsm as a regular  Col-o-ring.

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered.

THE RULES: Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite ink color is or the first color you will swatch.

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Thursday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your REAL email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 7 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US addresses only please.

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  1. I’m not sure what my favourite colour is, there are so many wonderful ones to choose from, but I like bright blues so will swatch some of those first.

  2. Nice giveaway, a good way to rake advantage of a misprint! I’ve been looking for a really pleasing dark blue, so I’ll start by working through the blues I have. Diamine Sargasso Sea to start.

  3. I have Monteverde amethyst and green. I think I will get a bottle or orange or ????. Not sure. Pink? I love misprints. Wow! Fernando mentioned Diamine Sargasso Sea. Sounds like a beautiful ink.

  4. My favorite ink color is Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki, and this is definitely the first color that I will swatch.

  5. Right now I’m gaga over the grey inks…especially Montblanc Oyster Grey.
    I’ve just purchased four of Platinum Mix-Free ink colors to play with! As a fine artist, I never use color right out of the tube, but always mix exactly what I want. Now I can do it with ink! Your swatches will be perfect to write down my color recipe!

  6. Waterman Tender Purple is my favorite. I ordered 26 purple samples from Goulet’s Sample sale, so I have plenty to swab.

  7. I would swatch about 15 inks immediately. I recieved about that many from Goulet sample sale. My first would likely be Diamond Oxblood or Ancient Copper.

  8. Favorite color is currently Noodler’s 54th Mass. Though, the first color I’d swatch is the first color I get after I fill my current Col-O-Ring!

  9. My favorite ink … that’s a tough one. Right now, it would be a three-way tie between Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue, Diamine Purple Pazzazz and J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Lamy Petrol has been checking all the right boxes for me lately: dark, saturated, dries fast. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. My favorite ink (currently) is Diamine Soft Mint. I got J Herbin Vert Reseda without sampling, and still like the Diamine Soft Mint better. I should have got samples when the Goulets brought back Inksamplooza. But I didn’t.

  12. I love Fire & Ice. It’s generally subtle enough that I can use it at work but it adds a little something to my meeting notes!

  13. My all-time favorite ink color has to be Diamine Flamingo Pink–it’s such a fun vibrant pink, with enough variation between different pens and papers that I never seem to get bored.

  14. J. Herbin Amethyste de l’Oural Ink – 1798 Collection. It’s waiting in my wishlist! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  15. The first color I want to ink swatch is Pilot Iroshizuku Bottled Fountain Pen Ink, Yama-Budo, Crimson Glory Vine, Purple Red.

  16. Right now my favorite ink color is Franklin Christoph Black Forest. The first ink I would swatch is the Organics Walden Pond I picked up in DC and still haven’t unpacked).

  17. i’ve been falling in love with robert oster signature inks in the past 6 months. “jade” is my current obsession.
    [ on a side note: ana, i’m so excited for you and your col-o-ring success! ]

  18. I would swatch the J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre because that’s the only way I’d be able to enjoy this beautiful ink. It has clogged up every pen I’ve tried it with!

  19. The first color I would swatch is Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue. I’ve heard a lot about it but want to try it for myself.

  20. My current favorite ink is Sailor Jentle Ink Fuji-Musume (Wisteria Purple). I love it. It really grew on me over time. I started off thinking it was too light, but I really love it for my summer palate.

  21. I recently got a J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor sample, so I’d probably swatch that first. It’s a really lovely color. One of these days I’ll have to try some of the Robert Oster inks, since they have some of that sheen, but without the glitter.

  22. I have a couple samples of the Platinum iron galls that recently came out and will be fun to swatch!

  23. Thank you for the giveaway! My first set of Col-o-ring cards are nearly complete with ink samples… really great little books !

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