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,…

Ink Review: ColorVerse Season 7 Full Line

Ink Review: ColorVerse Season 7 Full Line

Many people have probably heard about the newest Season 7 inks from ColorVerse; six sets of inks that have been expected for the last month or so. Eye On The Universe was released last week and quickly sold out at many retailers; I was able to purchase three sets from Vanness and the other three…

Ink Review: Kyo-no-oto Ruriiro and Ryokuyuiro

Ink Review: Kyo-no-oto Ruriiro and Ryokuyuiro

Kyo-no-oto recently released two new inks – Ruriiro and Ryokuyuiro – a deep blue ink and a dark, dusty green. But these two inks contain a surprise – sparkle. Thank you to Dromgoole’s for sending these inks for review! Kyo-no-oto is known for releasing ink colors inspired by places or cultural items in Japan. Ruriiro…

Ink Review: Robert Oster Pen Chalet Exclusives

Ink Review: Robert Oster Pen Chalet Exclusives

Recently, Pen Chalet released an exclusive Robert Oster ink – Antelope Canyon. But the Chalet didn’t stop with just one special edition. Three more exclusive RO inks were added to the lineup to make a beautiful Arizona-inspired palette. I purchased a sample of each from Pen Chalet. I have tried to balance colors so these…

Ink Overview: Papier Plume Irish Channel Green

Ink Overview: Papier Plume Irish Channel Green

Papier Plume has released a suitably festive ink just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Channel Green ($12 for 1 oz/30ml). This ink honors the Irish immigrants who helped build New Orleans and lived in the neighborhood called Irish Channel in New Orleans. Papier Plume will be donating $4 per bottle sold to Special…

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

I’ve always been interested in the ink colors possible when using fountain pens – that was a huge draw of fountain pens for me. Being able to mix my own colors of ink (without the risk of creating an ink monster) has always been fascinating to me but I never could find a group of…