Ink Review: Sailor Studio 224, 252, 280

Ink Review: Sailor Studio 224, 252, 280

By Jessica Coles Sailor Studio inks are a collection from Sailor covering 100 ink mixtures from pastel, multi-chromatic to saturated and highly sheening. Over the summer, Sailor announced that they would be retiring three inks from the lineup (543, 531, 864) and adding another three inks – 224, 252, and 280. The first number of…

Ink Line Review: Van Dieman’s Seasons

Ink Line Review: Van Dieman’s Seasons

By Jessica Coles Van Dieman’s ink line. Wow. Australia seems to have some amazing inks recently and Van Dieman’s is no exception. One thing I have noticed about these Australian ink makers is the huge number of inks they create, so I have been forced to believe that Australia is just a more colorful place…

Ink Overview: Taccia Lip Color inks

Ink Overview: Taccia Lip Color inks

By Jessica Coles Lipstick ink? What on earth does that mean? Taccia recently unveiled a new line of inks called Lip color ink, available in six colors: 01 Coral Pink, 02 Pink Beige, 03 Corinth Pink, 04 Burgundy, 05 Sunset, and 06 Rose Pale. *Photograph from Vanness Pens When I saw the lineup, I wondered…

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 1 – TWSBI 1791 Part 1: Pink and Prairie Green

12 Days of Inkmas: Day 1 – TWSBI 1791 Part 1: Pink and Prairie Green

Welcome to the first day of Inkmas! We are celebrating the impending holiday with 12 Days of ink reviews — a somewhat annual tradition here at the Desk. We are going to start off with Tina’s reviews of the new TWSBI inks so really, you’re going to get way more in the next 12 Days…

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…

Ink Review: Diamine Handel

Ink Review: Diamine Handel

By Jessica Coles This week I decided to take a break from my normal lines of Sailor Studio and Montblanc inks and instead show an ink that is beautiful, inexpensive, but hard to find. Diamine makes an astoundingly large variety of inks for a wide variety of clients. Some people even joke that Dimaine makes…