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…

Ink Review: Jacques Herbin Essential Inks

Ink Review: Jacques Herbin Essential Inks

Back in 2018, J. Herbin released a new line of inks and other stationery items under a Jacques Herbin branding. At the time, the line was exclusive to Le Bon Marche/ Boisnard (Paris), Itoya (Tokyo), and Milligram (Australia). Recently, it was brought to my attention that the inks are now being sold at a variety…

Ink Overview: Cross Inks

Ink Overview: Cross Inks

Cross Inks are one of the classic “staple inks” that are often recommended. Over the years, the “archival” attributes of the ink have often mistakenly been assumed to also be waterproof. “Archival” simply means that the inks have been formulated to resist fading over time and have a pH level that is neutral and acid-free.…