Ink is designed to stain paper, so it’s no surprise that it can be a real challenge to get out of your clothing. It’s hard enough to wash ink off of your hands, and removing it from clothing is a whole lot more difficult.
It’s not impossible to remove ink stains from clothes, here are some recommended tactics.
Continue reading “How To Remove Ink Stains From Your Clothes”
Even a few minutes of research into the best journals and notebooks will yield a recommendation for the Traveler’s Notebook. The universal love of this notebook system makes it clear that this is one of the most unique stationery products sold today as well as being one of the one’s people are simply obsessed with.
So, what’s the deal with the Traveler’s Notebook?
Continue reading “Traveler’s Notebook Explained: The Last Notebook You’ll Ever Need”
Paper and notebook sizes are an unfortunately confusing thing. You just want some printer paper or a new notebook, and instead you are choosing between “A4” and “B5” and a slew of other unhelpful options. Maybe you are better off switching to numbers, like “8.5 by 11,” but we’ve all made the mistake of ordering legal paper when we meant to get normal copy paper.
This guide should help you sort out all your loose leaf paper and notebook size problems.
Continue reading “Paper and Notebook Sizes Explained”
One of the main reasons to get a Fisher Space Pen is the company’s lifetime guarantee of its pen. This is an impressive offering given just how long these pens tend to stick around.
Still, we had questions. For instance, what is the warranty and does it cover? If a Space Pen was to break, what should you do?
Continue reading “Fisher Space Pen Broke? How To Use The Lifetime Guarantee”
Some of the most interesting things happening with fountain pen ink don’t involve writing at all. Fountain pen ink and a nice paper can become the medium through which all sorts of cool art is created, one style of which is ink splatter.
So how do you make an ink splatter? Do you just pour ink onto paper… or is there more to creating those perfect little splatter droplets?
Continue reading “How To Ink Splatter Like a Pro”
Today, in 2020, it’s easy to forget that the fountain pen used to be the primary writing tool for most people. As a result, all sorts of specialized fountain pens were needed because people didn’t have computers (they didn’t even have ballpoint pens!) so they were using fountain pens for all their particular needs — mathematics, music, drafting, so so forth.
Continue reading “What Is An Architect Nib?”
So you just learned about the bullet journal method, or maybe you have been doing some journal writing but want to brush up on your skills? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place to learn about bullet journaling and the associated writing instruments and methods.
Continue reading “How To Bullet Journal”
Fountain pens tend to seem relatively self-explanatory, but that doesn’t mean the correct process for filling every pen is obvious. This article will out how to fill any common fountain pen we’ve encountered.
Continue reading “How To Fill A Fountain Pen”
While the gel pen doesn’t have the storied history of the ballpoint, it’s still quite interesting. The gel pen’s history is much briefer and clearer, so read on to learn all about the origins of one of the best pen types sold today.
Continue reading “Who Invented The Gel Pen?”
Within most families of Japanese pens there is usually a premium model. It might be called the “Premier” or “Executive” or “Prime” but the goal is always the same: a nicer version of a pen that you use every day.
Continue reading “Premium Japanese Pens: What Is An Executive Pen And Which Should You Choose?”
Fountain pens are sensitive things. It’s all too easy to break, snap, bend, or tweak one just a bit too far, leaving your favorite pen broken. And nib replacements from the manufacturer can be expensive, nearly the price of the pen itself (much more if you bought the pen used), so they aren’t always the best option.
Luckily some fountain pen nibs are interchangeable.
Continue reading “Fountain Pen Nib Swap Guide”
If you have been buying pens online, at Amazon in particular, then you’ve probably spotted Arteza’s affordable pens. What’s the deal with this popular, but lesser known company?
Continue reading “What’s The Deal With Arteza Pens?”
When discussing fountain pen ink people will often talk about “sheen” and how desirable it is. But what is sheen? What causes it? Which inks have the best sheen?
Read on to find out.
Continue reading “What Is Fountain Pen Ink Sheen?”
It’s a popular question: Can I refill a fountain pen cartridge? The answer is a firm yes! You can, and you should. This reduced your use of plastic and can save you lots of money.
Continue reading “How to Refill a Fountain Pen Cartridge”
If you are shopping for a very affordable — as in sub-$30, sub-$20, or even sub-$5 — fountain pen and you want high-end features like screw-on cap, included converter, or piston-filling mechanism then you are shopping for a Chinese fountain pen. Brands like Wing Sung and Jinhao offer incredible value for the money, but they might have some shortcomings that we don’t expect from standard fountain pen purchases.
Continue reading “Best Chinese Fountain Pen of 2020”