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GOOD: Feed your fountain pen a steady diet of fountain pen ink. Period. This injunction may seem obvious, but it is not quite so obvious as it appears. Fountain pen ink is a solution. To the chemist, a solution consists of a fluid in which other substances are dissolved (the solvent), and the dissolved substances (the solutes). The solutes are actually reduced to the molecular level, the same as the solvent, and all the different molecules are mixed up evenly to create a uniform fluid, a pure liquid[1] that contains no microscopic particles of solid material. The solvent in fountain pen ink is distilled water, and the solutes are dyes, wetting agents, and mold inhibitors. Because it’s a solution, fountain pen ink contains no solid matter at all. This is an important point to remember.
ink  pens  writing 
7 days ago by euler • Inks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
We invite you to dig into Nashua Pen Spa’s extensive reference section.
fountain  pens 
7 days ago by geetarista
Store curating high quality paper and pens from around the world. – Paul’s Paper and Pens
Hi and thanks for visiting our store.

I am the Paul - of Paul's Paper and Pens fame.

It started with a BIC.

I've always had a weird obsession for writing in multiple colours - and grew up using the ubiquitous BIC 4 colour pens.

With the advent of the internet, I found you could buy better "multi pens" but they were mostly only available in Japan - and I found to my cost several times that importing is not cheap - especially the hidden taxes and additional postage fees.

I also found fountain pens and the myriad of colourful inks and quality Japanese notebooks, the way the pens and paper felt made me want to write more in meetings and to be more creative with my notes and expanding and improving my thought processes.

One of these thought processes was why not source these products that I use and make them available for other stationery lovers and those who appreciate high quality design led items.

Paul's Paper and Pens was born. We run the business as a family, with everyone involved in some way - well there has to be some advantages to having kids, and they have to earn their pocket money.

We want to promote the written word and the powerful emotions it can evoke.

Unfortunately if we are not careful writing will become a dying art, so put pen to paper - tell someone you love them (don't tell someone you hate them - people don't like it), draw a squirrel, or make a list of your favourite "something" and preserve it forever with traditional pen and ink.

We hope you like our site, our blogs and our products. We have simple policies and processes to help make things as easy as possible, but if we can improve in any way, please get in touch - also we would love to hear from you regarding how you use our products or items you would like us to stock.
Pens  Journals 
9 days ago by wardell
A Guide to Tokyo Pen shops

Juzen-sha is in the southern part of Tokyo, near Omori station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line. Although it looks like an average stationery store from the outside, they actually sell vintage pens as well. I was surprised to see a whole tray of Vacumatics displayed among the modern pens for sale with no sign indicating these were even vintage!

They also have custom pens made for Juzensha by Pilot, which are sold no where else in the world. These pens have a slightly different design, including flat cap ends rather than the standard Pilot round end.
japan  tokyo  pens 
11 days ago by craniac
LH Writing: general tips for the left-handed fp user : fountainpens
Asked to give some tips for LH writing in a PM, I decided to put all my info into one post and bring it to the list at large. I hope it helps some...
pens  southpaw 
13 days ago by geetarista
Loose Leaf Or Paper Ream Recommendations? (In The Us) - Paper and Pen Paraphernalia - The Fountain Pen Network
"General comment, you want LASER paper, NOT ink jet paper.
Ink jet paper is designed so that ink jet printers dry quickly, so the paper absorbs the ink.  You may not like how the fountain pen ink looks on this kind of paper.  And the ability to absorb ink may make the surface a bit less smooth, so F and XF nibs may not feel smooth on it."
paper  pens  2016 
17 days ago by handcoding

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