Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Pen Tests Are Part of The Fun



I believe one of the joys of writing with a fountain pen is being able to explore so many different options. From the various nib types to literally hundreds of different ink options in every imaginable color, this allows you to customize your experience which in turn, can make every writing task seem less of a chore and more like like something to look forward to. Rhodia and Clairefontaine papers are consistent performers when paired with these water based inks and can help make your writing experience become even more enjoyable.

Do you have a pen test page like the one above? This is always a fun way to compare which inks are your favorites in which pen. I know some people who choose famous quotations when trying out new inks. Me? I always found myself writing the alphabet or doodling with a new pen/ink.

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2 thoughts on “Pen Tests Are Part of The Fun

  1. I’ve a dedicated page for this in the back of every journal. It’s a page to start cantankerous pens as well as to soak an errant blop or test for color. As far as what I write, I find myself drawn toward the simple ‘Wahoo’…

  2. I used to have a large sheet of Clairefontaine Triomph paper for that. It was quite fun!

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