Pen review: Kakimori Refillable Pens

Pen review: Kakimori Refillable Pens

Pardon any confusion, when looking at the packaging, the brand name looked like “Okakimori” but the brand is actually “Kakimori”. Her at The Desk, we are fairly obsessed with fountain pen ink and the myriad of colors available to us. I have experimented with the Kuretake fill-it-yourself fiber tipped and brush pens. And of course,…

Ink Review: Monarca Part 1

Ink Review: Monarca Part 1

Another new ink manufacturer has entered the arena – Monarca. I was recently sent a collection of these inks to review. Since the ink line is so new, it can be hard to find retailers who carry Monarca but you can currently find this ink at Dromgoole’s. I’m starting with the first three inks: Cielo…

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: TWSBI Forest Green

Ink Review: TWSBI Forest Green

TWSBI released 5 new colors in their ink lineup – Grape, Tangerine, Navy, Crimson, and Forest Green. I purchased a bottle of each at Vanness where the 18mL bottles were $6.50 each, coming in around $0.40 per mL. Today I’ll be showing Forest Green. Don’t forget to read about Grape from last week! Forest Green…

Ink Review: Diplomat inks

Ink Review: Diplomat inks

Diplomat inks just became available through Vanness Pens, so of course I grabbed samples of each. But this is not a small lineup of inks. 15 inks actually. I’ve broken the inks into groups of five so the colors can be compared to each other and to already familiar inks. The first group is Black,…