Ink Series Review: Laban Mythology Series

Ink Series Review: Laban Mythology Series

Laban hasn’t been known for their inks – only their pen lineup. But recently they came out with a small collection of inks that take their inspiration from Greek mythology. I purchased bottles of Aphrodite and Apollo and samples of the other three in the collection. The illustrations are fun although Aphrodite is a bit……

Ink Review: PenBBS Season 29 Part 1

Ink Review: PenBBS Season 29 Part 1

Today I will let the pictures speak for themselves. PenBBS Season 29 is out with 2 shimmer inks included in the lineup – 12 inks in all but I’ll be showing the first 6 in the series today. Each ink comes in the standard 60mL hexagonal bottle.   #406 Moon and Stars Shimmer I didn’t…

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 Overview: Coloverse The Standard Model

Ink Overview: Coloverse The Standard Model

All of us at The Desk keep trying to outdo ourselves with our ink reviews. Last week, Jesi posted a full overview of all the new Colorverse Series 7 inks. This week, I’m kicking it all off with an overview of the Colorverse Standard Model ($200 for seventeen-15ml bottles). This set, based on The Standard…

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 Brand Overview: The New Birmingham Pen Company Inks

Ink Brand Overview: The New Birmingham Pen Company Inks

I was a loyal subscriber of the Birmingham Pen Company Pen Parcel ink subscription for several years. This habit meant I ended up with almost 100 bottles of their ink. Each color is named after a person, place or event related to their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the designs of their bottles and packaging…