Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

I’ve always been interested in the ink colors possible when using fountain pens – that was a huge draw of fountain pens for me. Being able to mix my own colors of ink (without the risk of creating an ink monster) has always been fascinating to me but I never could find a group of…

Ink Line Review: Van Dieman’s Harvest Ink

Ink Line Review: Van Dieman’s Harvest Ink

By Jessica Coles Van Dieman’s ink seems to be everywhere lately. By that, I mean there are LOTS of Van Dieman’s inks. The newest line up – Harvest – has 16 harvest themed ink colors that are perfect for a fall palette. With so many inks, I’ll get right down to the photos instead of…

Ink Line Review: Ink Institute Cat Daily Line

Ink Line Review: Ink Institute Cat Daily Line

Ink Institute is one of the many ink brands currently washing up on US shores. Ink Institute inks come from Taiwan and their first series to make it to the US is the Cat Series. There are four inks in the series: Cat at Dawn, Cat at Noon, Cat at Dusk and Cat at Midnight.…

12 Days of Inkmas:  Kala Nostalgia Gemstone Star Garnet (Day 3)

12 Days of Inkmas: Kala Nostalgia Gemstone Star Garnet (Day 3)

For this year’s Inkmas posts, I wanted to draw a little bit to commemorate the season. Today’s ink is a gorgeous plummy purple from the Kala Nostalgia Gemstone series, Star Garnet (30mL for $11.50). While the swatch on Jetpens showed it as a dusty purple, mine definitely had a bit more plum in darker applications.…

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 Review: ColorVerse Purple Cosmo and NASA Blue

Ink Review: ColorVerse Purple Cosmo and NASA Blue

By Jessica Coles New inks are exciting; surprise new inks are even better! I received a package recently from Dromgoole’s that contained two new, surprise inks by ColorVerse – Purple Cosmo and NASA Blue. These inks are both Dromgoole’s exclusive inks that are available now at $15 for 30mL each either online or at their…

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…