Ink Review: Platinum Chou Kuro

Ink Review: Platinum Chou Kuro

What is the blackest ink on the market right now? Platinum Carbon Black? Montblanc Permanent Black? Platinum recently advertised an ink that is significantly darker than Carbon Black. Platinum Chou Kuro. The potential downside of Chou Kuro is the ease of cleaning. The first edition of this ink comes with its own converter and a…

Notebook Review: Esterbrook “Write Your Story” Journal

One of the presents that Ana brought me from the San Francisco Pen Show was one of the new Esterbrook “Write Your Story” Journals ($39.99 at Esterbrook). This looks like the perfect journal for me so I’m eager to dig in! The Esterbrook “Write Your Story” journals are a collaboration between Esterbrook and lettering artist…

Ink Review: Lapis Lullabies

Ink Review: Lapis Lullabies

Ferris Wheel Press has not been shy with the number of new inks they have released recently. Their latest collection, Alice in Wonderland, is part of the FerriTales line and recently concluded with Tears of Sapphire. But don’t worry! A new collection is beginning with today’s ink, Lapis Lullabies. I do love the detail in…

Ink Review: Sailor x Tinterias Inks

Ink Review: Sailor x Tinterias Inks

I recently attended the Chicago Pen Show and came across a trio of inks that I had heard about but had never had the opportunity to purchase. So of course, I grabbed all three immediately! Tinterias is a Spanish language podcast run by Jeffrey Coleman who is a professor at Northwestern University who also seems…