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,…

Fountain Pen Review: Leonardo Momento Zero

Review by Laura Cameron I’ve been seeing Leonardo Momento Zeros everywhere lately, so when Ana handed me one for last week my first thought was Jackpot! She got one of the gorgeous Green Blue versions with Silver Trim (€147.11, or approximately $164) for review. The Leonardo Momento Zero is a resin-bodied pen, with a steel…

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…

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 12 – Sailor Studio 264

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 12 – Sailor Studio 264

By Jessica Coles I have written several posts about the beautiful Sailor Studio inks over the past few months. These tiny bottles pack so much color inside, plus there are 100 inks in the line! These inks are incredibly fun to collect as well – the minimal packaging and color-coded labels look great lined up…

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 10 – Lennon Tool Bar 2019 Autumn Pomelo and PenBBS 342

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 10 – Lennon Tool Bar 2019 Autumn Pomelo and PenBBS 342

You know how I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect lime green ink since I started this blog? If this is your first ink review here on The Desk, I love lime green and I have been on a decade’s long hunt for the perfect ink that captures this illusive hue. Not too light…