Fountain Pen Ink Review: Taccia Hokusai-Sabimidori

I know it sounds like a tired cliche, but pride goeth before the fall. You may have noticed that I didn’t post last week on my regularly scheduled Tuesday. Ana noticed and reminded me that even though I had just finished bragging about how reliable I was at knit night, I completely forgot to do…

12 Days of Inkmas: Robert Oster Fire & Ice (Day 4)

12 Days of Inkmas: Robert Oster Fire & Ice (Day 4)

Robert Oster’s Fire and Ice (50mL for #$17) isn’t new, but I find myself reaching for it every holiday season. Something about that tealy blue and the red sheen feel perfect for addressing all of my holiday cards. So even if I haven’t seen it all year, it’s out and in a pen with at…

Ink Overview: Sheaffer Inks

Ink Overview: Sheaffer Inks

So often, we focus on the newest inks and ink colors. Today, we thought we’d do an overview of an ink classic: Sheaffer. There are eight basic colors: Black, Purple, Red, Brown, Green, Turquoise, Blue, and Blue-Black. Each ink is available in 50ml bottles for $10 each or in Sheaffer proprietary cartridges (I recommend the…

Ink Review: KWZ Discovery Green – Dromgoole’s Exclusive

Ink Review: KWZ Discovery Green – Dromgoole’s Exclusive

By Jessica Coles Ink is a passion of mine, a passion that rose to a ridiculous level a long time ago. It started out with a small selection of four or five ink samples and has grown into a collection of nearly 2000 ink samples, bottles, vials, swatches… While I completely understand I cannot use…

Ask The Desk: Muting Ink & Sheening Ink Colors

Ask The Desk: Muting Ink & Sheening Ink Colors

Carol asks: I wrote Brad Dowdy this question and he didn’t know however thought you might be able to help me understand. I am looking to find a way to desaturate some of my fountain pen inks. As an artist I’m looking to add ink lines, marks by drawing on top of my watercolor washes.…

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 442

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 442

By Jessica Coles The Colorado Pen Show took place only a few days ago and I was very happy to see the Dromgoole’s table at the show. In fact, I was often seen browsing through the large ink shelves they had set up. One ink that was sadly missing from the shelves was Sailor Studio since…

Ink Review: Penlux Mo Plum and Tangerine

Ink Review: Penlux Mo Plum and Tangerine

By Jessica Coles Penlux is not a common ink company in the US, although they have been creating ink for some time now. The ink is made by Sailor and sold on the Taiwanese market – six colors are commonly available and three were reviewed last year by our own fabulous Ana. Recently, Penlux released two…