I received January’s Ink Drop from Goulet Pens earlier this week.
I usually super-saturate cotton swabs with ink before swiping across the paper, but this time, I barely barely got the cotton wet with ink. I thinking maybe this gives a more accurate idea of what the ink would look like from a pen? If you have thoughts, I’d love to hear them.
I’m about to reveal the inks from top to bottom. If you don’t want to know, this is the time to look away.
De Atramentis Black Edition-Brown – I know, it looks kind of purply to me, too (it’s not just the scan)
Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris
Noodler’s X-Feather – this stuff is great if you’re looking for an ink that doesn’t feather or spread
Private Reserve Ebony Purple – another ink I adore
Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite
And the theme? Safe for Work
I like most of these inks – going to have to look at the De Atramentis a bit more, though. What are you thinking? Safe for work?
I received my Goulet Pens Ink Drop delivery a couple of days ago.
What a great group of colors, yes?
If I had to choose one that didn’t fit with the others, it would be the De Atramentis Indigo Blue – it’s a little dusky compared with the other clear clean colors, but I’d definitely write with it.
Between the two turquoise colors, I would choose the Lamy. Though the colors are very similar, the Lamy is definitely more saturated and I like that.
The Namiki blue has a bit of red in it – defnitely still blue, but leans more toward the purple end of things to my eye.
I’ve heard some great things about Diamine Soft Mint (which ended up a little funky in the scanned image above) and hope to have time to take a closer look at it in the very near future. Here’s a picture from my iPhone – the color is a bit better here….
Kudos to the person at Goulet Pens who chose this assortment! Well done.
Oh..and here’s the image I posted over on Instagram. I’m @christinewitt there.