Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review

  Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review Paper isn’t cheap. In university, students can chew through hundreds of sheets in a semester, easily. What is a student to do? So here is Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium on the cheapest paper I could find, Hilroy loose leaf college rule paper. I am using a Japanese EF to […]

Pilot Matte Black Vanishing Point Review

A surprising fact! I actually own pens that aren’t demonstrators. Really, I do. However, black and silver bodies tend to be my staple. I’m just not really that adventurous. So, when I laid my eyes on the Pilot Matte Black Vanishing Point, it was love at first sight as the curved matte black body with […]

Pelikan Launches Contest to Select the 2015 Edelstein Ink of the Year

Pelikan has started a contest that challenges internet visitors to mix their perfect ink colour. The German company will be selecting five entrants to join five Pelikan employees to choose the a winner out of the top fifteen contest entries. The creator of the winning entry will net themselves a M400 fountain pen in black-green. […]

Inked Up – January Edition

Welcome to our very first edition of a new monthly segment called Inked Up. Every month, a member of the fountain pen community and I will share our current rotation that has been inked up! Our very first guests are Jon and Liz Chen of Wonder Pens, hailing from Toronto, Canada. Wonder Pens is currently […]

Adventures in Nib Grinding – Lessons Learned in The Pursuit of the XXF Needlepoint

I love extra fine pens. The finer the better! I absolutely adore my extra fine Pilot Penmanship (XXF by Western standards) ¬†as it is incredibly comfortable to hold and lays down a very fine line. However, in the search of something finer, I have begun grinding my own nibs. It started with nib smoothing and […]

Noodler’s Apache Sunset Review

I’m testing out a new camera set up, I think this better reflects the ink’s actual colours. Noodler’s Apache Sunset Paper: Clairefontaine 90g Pen: TWSBI Diamond 540 w/ FPR Fine Stub Nib Flow: Wet Shading: Lots Bleedthrough: None Feathering: None Dry Times 1 sec: Lots 2 sec: Lots 5 sec: Lots 10 sec: Mild 15 […]

Welcoming in the New Year with a New Bullet Journal

After a very successful 2 month trial of the Bullet Journal system, I’m pleased to say my old wirebound Clairefontaine journal is being retired in ¬†favour of a Rhodia Webnotebook. The Clairefontaine will now enjoy a second life for holding all my review notes for work. The paper is an off white dot grid that […]