Ink Review: Vinta Holiday Inks

Ink Review: Vinta Holiday Inks

Although the holidays are over, I am showing a couple of inks today – Vinta Carol and Vinta Parol from the Vinta inks Holiday Collection 2021. I purchased a sample of each from Vanness before Christmas where you can buy a 4mL sample for $3.10 or a full 30mL bottle for $14.99. You can still…

Ink Review: Sailor inks exclusive to Cult Pens

Ink Review: Sailor inks exclusive to Cult Pens

I have an obsession with finding new inks. An obsession that is a bit ridiculous – except I blame it on writing for Well-Appointed Desk! Cult Pens is an amazing store located in Great Britain with a huge selection of inks, pens, paper, storage containers – everything to delight a fountain pen user. Cult Pens…

Ink Review: TWSBI Tangerine, Navy, and Crimson

Ink Review: TWSBI Tangerine, Navy, and Crimson

I’ve been reviewing only one new TWSBI ink each week but today I’m combining the remaining three colors: Tangerine, Crimson, and Navy. If you would like, read about Grape or Forest Green as well! I’ve purchased these from Vanness and they can be found at most retailers that carry TWSBI products. I do appreciate the…

2021 Year in Review

The pen world experienced ups and downs along with the rest of the world in 2021. Some changes were widespread and quite noticeable like fewer pen shows, with fewer vendors and attendees. There were other things that might not have been as obvious. Secondary Income Streams. A growing number of pen bloggers/tubers added Patreon subscription…

Ink Comparison: Kin Mokusei vs Apricot

Ink Comparison: Kin Mokusei vs Apricot

Sailor has made a dizzying number of inks, from standard black and blue to special editions that are only available under very specific locations. All Sailor inks have one thing in common, though – because they are high quality and (typically) amazing colors, they are usually in high demand. While answering a question about Sailor…