Tag: ink

lockdown ideas from our readers

Lockdown Activities – What Our Readers Have Done

With this unprecedented period of personal lockdown causing us all to find ways to keep ourselves busy, we asked our subscribers to let us know what activity they had taken up. After…
make your own ink

Ink Out Of Thin Air: Make Your Own Ink

To be more accurate, this is ink made from air pollution, specifically dirty diesel fumes from a vehicle. Back in 2012 on a trip to India, MIT scientist Anirudh Sharma noticed a…

Q&A: Can you use fountain pen ink for a tattoo?

Ink me up Some time ago I was thinking about ink and wondering if it would be possible to use a fountain pen ink for a tattoo, specifically J Herbin’s Stormy Grey…
how to choose the right ink

Q&A: Guide to choosing the right ink

How to make the decision on which ink to buy So you have maybe decided to buy some new ink, but where do you start? With so much choice, it is hard…
j herbin metallic inks

Review: J Herbin Metallic Inks

Watch as people gather around like a flock of mesmerised birds. It's the J Herbin Metallic inks... Brace yourselves! I was thinking about how to talk about these inks but figured that…
J Herbin Fluorescent inks on black paper under UV light

Review: J Herbin fluorescent inks

Hand on heart I know nothing about calligraphy. I would like to learn, but at this very moment it is what it is. There are all sorts of supplies you can pick…
how does a fountain pen work?

Q&A: How does a fountain pen work?

What are the basics that I need to know? Fountain Pens may seem like complicated little contraptions, but there are just a few sophisticated but relatively simple parts that make it function.…
caroube de chypre ink

J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink: Caroube de Chypre

Hi folks, It's that time of the year again: J Herbin's new 1670 ink has come out. One ink bottle later, I'd like to share my thoughts with you. Base colour of…
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