Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

  By Jessica Coles Black Friday (and the related Small Business Saturday, In-Between Sales Sunday, Cyber Monday…) has come and gone and packages ordered online last week are now being delivered. During these sale days, I happened to see a few new inks pop up on Vanness Pens – all Penbbs inks. Ok, I admit…

Eye Candy: Diamine Inkvent Calendar (and Giveaway)

Eye Candy: Diamine Inkvent Calendar (and Giveaway)

For several years, we try to do a 12 Days of Inkmas here are The Desk. But Diamine had the genius idea to take it even further and create in the Inkvent Calendar for 2019. Inside the paperboard windows are 24 sample sized vials (7ml each) of unique, holiday-themed ink colors plus one larger 30ml…

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

By Jessica Coles Montblanc recently released a line called “Blue Palette”. A lineup of six new inks that are all different shades of blue (although to be fair, they include turquoise and teal in the “blue”). Why would anyone need that many shades of blue? That was my first thought about the line, however, once I…

Ink Review: Montblanc Year of the Rat (Charm Yellow)

Ink Review: Montblanc Year of the Rat (Charm Yellow)

By Jessica Coles Recently I decided to try to track down all Montblanc limited edition inks. This was a bad idea. Montblanc LE inks seem to be one of the most coveted in the fountain pen world, especially those that are no longer available. Even current Montblanc inks are among the highest-priced inks available. These pieces of…

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…

Ink Review: Krishna Overcast Deep Lilac

Review by Laura Cameron Ana has been keeping me stocked in purples to review. Recently, she brought me a bottle of Krishna Overcast Deep Lilac (20mL, $6.00) all the way from the DC Supershow. This was actually my first experience with Krishna inks, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect! Overcast Deep Lilac is…