Saturday, June 25, 2011

Aurora, Montegrappa, Omas, and Online Inks

I am spending my weekend doing swabs of the ink colors and loading them into our Swab Shop, and I thought I might just shoot a video for you with my general impression of the ink colors, having them fresh to my eyes for the first time.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sailor (Sapporo) Pro Gear Slim First Impression

Rachel and I had a good customer of ours special order a beautiful orange demonstrator Sailor Professional Gear Slim pen (formerly known as the Sailor Sapporo) in a broad nib. She was kind enough to let us ink it up and take it for a test drive so we could see what it's like and share our experience with you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lamy 2000 First Impression

The Lamy 2000 is an iconic pen in the fountain pen world, with a cult following since 1966. It has a modern look even today. See here as I use it for the first time.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Noodler's Flex Nib Adjusting

There are a lot of Noodler's Flex Nib Pens out in the world now! I thought it would be prudent to make a video to show you how to fill the pen from a Goulet sample vial and also how to adjust the nib and feed to change the flex and flow of the nib.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pilot Parallels and Gradating Ink

This is Rachel's first video! She really took interest in the Pilot Parallels, and what drew her into it was the unique design of the pens. Particularly, the emphasis on being able to kiss two pens together to transfer mixable ink colors to get a gradation effect!