Thursday, April 29, 2010

Current Favorite Bottled Fountain Pen Inks

Three inks I find myself using almost daily:
  • Lamy Blue-Black (iron-gall) for addressing envelopes, signing documents, prayer journal & book reading journal/quotes
  • Lamy Blue for underlining, marginalia, jotting notes/to-do lists, sermon prep notes/ideas & book reading journal/quotes
  • Sheaffer Skrip Black (Slovenia) for daily journal in Rhodia Webnotebook, addressing envelopes
Both the Lamy Blue-Black & Lamy Blue behave extremely well on even lesser-quality paper. The Blue-Black is very water-resistant and the Blue is very NOT water-water resistant. The Skrip Black is water resistant and works great on the smooth Rhodia Webnotebook journal paper flowing from a Montblanc 144 Classique with a custom-ground, fine, cursive italic nib.

Currentlly Reading

Friday, January 8, 2010

Current Fountain Pens & Inks in Rotation

Fountain Pens & Ink in Rotation
  • Blue Lamy Safari (F) w/ Lamy Blue ink
  • Charcoal Lamy Safar (EF) w/ Lamy Blue-Black ink (bottled/iron-gall)
  • Matte Black Cross Century II (EF) w/ Sheaffer Skrip Black ink
  • Matte Gray Cross Century Classic (EF) w/ Noodler's Lexington Gray ink
  • Pilot 78G (B Stub Italic) w/ Private Reserve Dakota Red. I use this pen/ink combo to write letters to my lovely wife!

In addition, I've been thoroughly enjoying these journals & paper:
  • Ampad Gold Fibre Planning Pad (graph on one side, lined on the other): Affordable, utilitarian, great for drafting sermon notes, outline thoughts, etc.
  • Rhodia Webnotebook (large, lined, black cover): Takes fountain pen ink great. Using it for personal "daily" journal.
  • Staples Eco-Friendly (bagasse) Composition Notebook: Using it for prayer journal. Very, very fountain pen ink-friendly.
  • Moleskine Weekly Planner Journal (red, pocket): 2nd year in a row!
  • Moleskine Cahiers (graph, pocket-size): Daily to-do lists, notes, etc.