Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

  By Jessica Coles Black Friday (and the related Small Business Saturday, In-Between Sales Sunday, Cyber Monday…) has come and gone and packages ordered online last week are now being delivered. During these sale days, I happened to see a few new inks pop up on Vanness Pens – all Penbbs inks. Ok, I admit…

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

By Jessica Coles Montblanc recently released a line called “Blue Palette”. A lineup of six new inks that are all different shades of blue (although to be fair, they include turquoise and teal in the “blue”). Why would anyone need that many shades of blue? That was my first thought about the line, however, once I…

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 442

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 442

By Jessica Coles The Colorado Pen Show took place only a few days ago and I was very happy to see the Dromgoole’s table at the show. In fact, I was often seen browsing through the large ink shelves they had set up. One ink that was sadly missing from the shelves was Sailor Studio since…

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 140

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 140

By Jessica Coles I doubt it’s a secret that I love the new Sailor Studio inks. The downside to this love is the sheer number of them – 100. At the rate I’m going, it’s going to be at least another 2 years before I’ve reviewed all of them, but I’m committed to trying. This…

Eye Candy: Papier Plume Bad Bad LeRoy Brown & Lake Michigan Winter (Chicago Pen Show 2019 LE Inks)

Eye Candy: Papier Plume Bad Bad LeRoy Brown & Lake Michigan Winter (Chicago Pen Show 2019 LE Inks)

For the third year, Papier Plume is offering a limited edition set of inks for the Chicago Pen Show. This year’s offering is a riff on the extremely popular Lake Michigan Summer (from Chicago Pen Show 2017) called Lake Michigan Winter and a new deep brown called Bad Bad LeRoy Brown. The ink comes in…

Inkmas Day 7: DeAtramentis Document Fog Grey

  Review by Tina Koyama I’ve tried many so-called waterproof inks that turned out not to be, so I was skeptical about the DeAtramentis Document series. Available in 19 waterproof colors, it gives writers and sketchers a good range of color alternatives to black (my favorite waterproof ink is Platinum Carbon Black) – but are…