Anderillium Inks

Anderillium Inks

As the Atlanta Pen Show started to pack up for the journey back to individual homes, Ana and I met up to investigate a popular table: Anderillium Ink. While Anderillium may be new to most readers, the company has been around for a few years already. After introducing their first round of inks, the owner…

Ink Review: Monarca Inks Part 3

Ink Review: Monarca Inks Part 3

I have finally come to the last three inks in the new Monarca ink line. These inks are getting easier to find with more retailers carrying Monarca – Vanness received a batch lately, and Dromgoole’s still has them in stock. The last three inks today are Cenote, Cardona, and Mar Caribe. Cenote is a deep blue…

Ink Line Review: Robert Oster Cities of America

Ink Line Review: Robert Oster Cities of America

New ink! Robert Oster has started to release inks inspired by various cities in the United States. As of today, seven inks have been released: Napa, California- a deep wine red Chicago, Illinois- steely, snow-inspired blue Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- a grassy plains green Kansas City, Kansas- a golden brown inspired by the wheat belt Miami,…

Ink Review: Private Reserve Old vs New

Ink Review: Private Reserve Old vs New

Private Reserve ink has had its share of controversy. I won’t elaborate on past issues in this post but instead, I will show some of the new colors and compare them with the original Private Reserve colors. Private Reserve inks can clearly be divided into old and new versions. The brand was purchased by YAFA…

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,…

12 Days of Inkmas:  Sailor Manyo Ume (Day 5)

12 Days of Inkmas: Sailor Manyo Ume (Day 5)

Sailor Manyo Ume is one of my favorite inks lately – a burgundy with a touch of sheen, a bit of brown mixed in, one that sometimes shades, showing a pinkish red underneath. In comparison to a few other sheening burgundies, Ume doesn’t show much sheen and when it does, it isn’t bright. But this…

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 –…