Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Noodler's Flex Pen Colors May 2012

Noodler's has (yet again) come out with more pen colors, this time in all three pen models. in the Nib Creaper Flex, there's Red, Navy, Turquoise, Green Mountain, and Burgundy. The Ahab is seeing Gray Fox, Green Mountain, and Tiger, and the Konrad has some exciting smoke and blue demonstrators!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: Storing Fountain Pens

What's the best way to store your fountain pens? Well, that depends on what you feel like doing....but I'll at least show you the method to my own madness...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Noodler's Liberty's Elysium

Our second Goulet-exclusive Noodler's ink, Liberty's Elysium is a vibrant, bulletproof blue ink, something never developed before from Noodler's. See the meaning behind the label as well as the ink's performance in my video here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Getting A Full Fill In A TWSBI VAC-700

The TWSBI VAC-700 is a cool pen with a vacuum-filling mechanism. You can get 1.5ml in a normal fill, but using this technique you can get up to 2.3ml!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: Terminology 2, Fountain Pens In Use

Here I show you examples of basic fountain pen/ink/paper terminology, including: Feathering (0:53), Bleedthrough (1:24), Ghosting/Show-through/Echo (1:41), Spread (1:53), Dry Time (2:40), Feedback/Tooth (3:18), G/GSM (paper weight) (4:18), Sizing (paper coating) (5:11), Absorbency (5:53), Nib Creep (6:29), Saturation (6:51), Shading (7:42), Flow (8:23), Skipping (8:36), Starting (9:17), Flex/Spring/Softness (9:45), (Nib) Grind (9:50)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks Overview

Stillman & Birn makes some pretty classy sketchbooks that are laid out in a pretty sensical series arrangement. I'm covering the whole series here, as well as testing the paper with inks.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: Terminology 1, Fountain Pen Parts

There are a lot of parts to a fountain pen! Here they all are, explained for you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I finally got my hands on the long-awaited TWSBI VAC-700, so I show you how it compares to the 540, as well as how it fills, and I bust out some classic dance moves. Yes, dance moves.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: How a Fountain Pen Works

In this video, I cover the basics of how a ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pen all work, and break down the essence of how a fountain pen functions.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Noodler's Konrad Flex Pen

The Noodler's Konrad Flex pen is the 3rd flex pen to come out from Noodler's, and is a mid-size pen in between the Piston-Fill and Ahab flex pens. Nice size, good ink capacity, and attractive design makes this the latest evolution in the Noodler's flex pen lines.