Inky Flush

Categories: Ink

This is a bit of fun using the straw technique as used by Ian Hedley on his ink reviews e.g. Diamine Red Dragon. I was cleaning out four pens: Lamy Safari with Cult Pens’ Deep Dark Purple Parker 51 with Diamine Graphite Noodler’s Ahab with Cult Pens’ Deep Dark Orange Another Ahab with Diamine Evergreen … Read More

Lamy Safari Dark Lilac Edition

Categories: Ink

The FP community has been asking Lamy to make a purple Safari for ages. The Safari knock-off Hero 359 came in purple, but the Safari special editions have all been unpleasant neon colours. But in 2016 the Dark Lilac Safari arrived: The Safari is cheap and the nibs are easily swapped, and they have a … Read More

20 Diamine Ink Chromatograms

Categories: Ink

Here are 20 chromatograms of the Diamine inks I own (yes, too many). The process starts with a white coffee paper cut into an approximate rectangle, spotted with the ink of choice, and placed in a shot glass with water in the bottom: Here are the reds and oranges. Left to right is Amber, Sunset, … Read More

We Lived In Arizona

Categories: Ink

New year, new gear. While I’m winding up to writing about the crazy number of games I’ve garnered recently (damn you, Bundle of Holding) here’s some very pretty ink from my favourite stationers Cult Pens (made exclusively for them by Diamine):   That’s Cult Pens’ Deep Dark Purple. Not a colour that I use much, … Read More