Ink Review: DeAtramentis Artist Green, Brown, Black

Review by Tina Koyama It may seem like fountain pen inks come in a bazillion colors, and they do – but the vast majority are water-soluble. Finding a range of ink colors that are also solidly waterproof isn’t as easy. Some may say they are waterproof and may be sufficiently water-resistant for addressing an envelope,…

Ink Overview: Standard Bindery Inks

Ink Overview: Standard Bindery Inks

By Jessica Coles Standard Bindery Store in Australia has introduced a new lineup of original ink colors; these inks are now available at Vanness Pens! Due to feedback from my previous ink overview posts, I am laying out the entire lineup of 6 Standard Bindery inks. I purchased my ink samples from Vanness Pens –…

Ink Review and Give Away!: Monteverde Sweet Life

Ink Review and Give Away!: Monteverde Sweet Life

By Jessica Coles Today’s post is not about a brand new ink line and not a new company. Instead, this collection is from a well-trusted company with a fun twist on a collection of bright, happy inks; Monteverde Sweet Life! Please note, these inks are named after popular desserts but they are not scented. They…

Ink Review: Taccia Ukiyo-e Inks

Ink Review: Taccia Ukiyo-e Inks

By Jessica Coles Taccia seems to be on the ball lately with new ink. Recently I did an overview of their Lip color line of inks, each based on classic shades of lipstick. Today I am showing the Ukiyo-e line of ink (I am told this translates to “picture of the floating world”); a collection…

Ink Overview: Taccia Lip Color inks

Ink Overview: Taccia Lip Color inks

By Jessica Coles Lipstick ink? What on earth does that mean? Taccia recently unveiled a new line of inks called Lip color ink, available in six colors: 01 Coral Pink, 02 Pink Beige, 03 Corinth Pink, 04 Burgundy, 05 Sunset, and 06 Rose Pale. *Photograph from Vanness Pens When I saw the lineup, I wondered…

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 6 – Colorverse Joy in the Ordinary Edition Coffee Break

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 6 – Colorverse Joy in the Ordinary Edition Coffee Break

There are so many things to appreciate the new Colorverse Joy in the Ordinary Series. First, they are in single 35ml bottles which allow for a less expensive, lower quantity purchase. Previous Colorverse inks were only available in two-bottle sets which cost upwards of $36. The Joy in the Ordinary series is also one of…

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…