Ink Review: Ferris Wheel Press Curious Collaborations: Paper Tree

Ink Review: Ferris Wheel Press Curious Collaborations: Paper Tree

I recently received a set of inks from Ferris Wheel Press called Curious Collaborations. The set is has been created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Paper Tree, a family-owned stationery store in Tokyo. There are three inks in the set: Glimmering Greige, Chidori Cherry Blossom, and Dearest Navy. Dearest Navy is a strong blue-black…

Ink Review: Newest Sailor Manyo

Ink Review: Newest Sailor Manyo

I’m a big fan of Sailor’s Manyo ink line. The Manyo colors are beautiful, the ink quality is excellent, and the price/volume is well below the current average for Sailor. All Sailor Manyo inks come in 50mL bottles for $24 – a far cry from the $1/mL prices we’ve been seeing recently. A big thank…

Ink Review: Dominant Industries Autumn Forest

Ink Review: Dominant Industries Autumn Forest

Dominant Industry is a new ink brand that has started showing up in many pen retail stores recently. They come in beautifully shaped glass bottles packaged in a dust bag and thin cardboard box. I purchased my bottle from Yoseka Stationary where it is listed as $20 for 25mL because I couldn’t resist the color…

A few Birmingham Pen Co. Inks

A few Birmingham Pen Co. Inks

I recently purchased a handful of inks from Birmingham Pen Co. I had done a post about comparing some of the new inks with their previous formulas but this time I wanted to try a range of their various formulas: the Everlasting Formula (a permanent pigmented ink), the Keystone Inks (formerly known as the Rich…

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…

Vinta Fairytale Inks

Vinta Fairytale Inks

The Fairytale line of inks from Vinta has been released – a beautiful group of five inks with plenty of shading and sparkle as well. Rather than explain too much about these inks, let’s get to the photos instead. I received a set of samples from Vanness where they are priced at $3.50 for a 4mL…

Ink Overview: Papier Plume Cloud Gate (Chicago Pen Show Exclusive 2021)

Ink Overview: Papier Plume Cloud Gate (Chicago Pen Show Exclusive 2021)

Papier Plume created an extra special ink for the Chicago Pen Show 2021. The ink was named after an icon of the Chicago skyline, the Cloud Gate sculpture, AKA the Bean. In designing the Cloud Gate ink, Papier Plume chose a color that is a multi-color grey ink with hints of blue and purple. Then…