My new favourite orange? Sailor Kin-Mokusei

I have a sneaking adoration of orange inks, partly because they're so different from the dark, heavy colours I normally write with; they're like a palate-cleanser. It's also that they typically shade wonderfully, and are dark enough to use for writing (which yellow inks often aren't). So of my nearly 80 bottles of ink, I've … Continue reading My new favourite orange? Sailor Kin-Mokusei

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Ink swatches: more fun than filing has any right to be

If you spend any time at all on Instagram following pen-lovers, you'll see photos of swatches. People have elaborate systems, and there are even products specifically dedicated to creating swatches — like the Col-o-ring, and "Currently Inked" notebooks. There's a very good reason for creating swatches. Simply, ink in bottles doesn't look anything like ink … Continue reading Ink swatches: more fun than filing has any right to be