Tag Team Pen Review: East Hill Tombstone White Brush Pen

Review by Tina Koyama (and Ana Reinert, with art from Hannah Carey and Cory Say) Here at the Desk, we love brush pens, and we also have a penchant for white ink. Imagine our excitement when a white brush pen appeared on the market! By way of explaining the product’s unusual name, JetPens describes the…

Pen Review: Three Dry Gel Pens Compared

Review by Tina Koyama After fountain pens, my favorite pen type for writing is gel. I love the wide range of vibrant ink colors they are available in, and they require no maintenance. As a lefty, however, many gel inks remain wet just long enough that they smear under typical writing conditions. I’ve occasionally tried…

Baron Fig Writing Tools: Elements Archer Pencil, Squire, & Squire Click

Baron Fig Writing Tools: Elements Archer Pencil, Squire, & Squire Click

Since all the Baron Fig writing tools I had seemed to coordinate so well, I decided to just review them altogether. The Archer Elements Pencil First, I’ll cover the newest item, the new Archer pencil release called Elements ($15 per dozen) which is a collaboration with Caroline Weaver from CW Pencil Enterprise. Like previous Baron Fig…

Vintage Review: Esterbrook Ballpoint Pen Brought Back to Life

Review by Jessica Coles It’s no secret that I (Jesi) love Esterbrooks.  I believe for the price and quality, there is no single pen better as an introduction into vintage pens.  Of the Esterbrook models, the one that is most prolific on the market today is the J series due to its popularity at the…