Saturday, March 30, 2013

Changing Noodler's Army Green...Back!

You spoke and Noodler's listened! The change made to Army Green back in Sept. 2012 from an olive color to an emerald color has now been reversed. Army Green is back to it's original olive formula, all thanks to your support. Bravo!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sula Jane & Earl Leather Pen Cases

If you like leather pen cases, and you like pretty colors, then check out Sula Jane & Earl. It's a start-up company from California, that hand-makes pen sleeves, pen wraps, and a journal/notebook/phone cover.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TWSBI 580 Disassembly

TWSBI has instructions inside their pens showing how to take it apart, but I find that taking apart and putting a pen back together is shown best in a video. This demonstration will show you how to take apart and reassemble a TWSBI 580, 540, 530, and Mini, they're all identical in the piston mechanism assembly. If you've ever struggled putting your TWSBI pen back together, this is the video for you.

Friday, March 22, 2013

TWSBI Diamond 580/540 Comparison

The design changes that TWSBI made to the Diamond 580 from the 540 are subtle, but worth taking the time to review. That's what I cover here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Midori Traveler's Notebook Arrangements

After publishing my initial video introducing Midori, I received some great suggestions from Midori fans about how to arrange notebooks inside the Traveler's Notebook leather wrapping in creative ways, which bypass the need to use any special rubber connecting bands. I'm a retailer showing you how you don't need to buy something from me. How often does that happen?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

TWSBI Diamond 50P Inkwell

This is a video of the TWSBI Diamond 50P inkwell, the more economical version of TWSBI's original Diamond 50 inkwell. I compare the two and demonstrate how to use the 50P in this video.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Apica Paper Test

Here I'm testing the Apica CD and Basic notebooks with several different fountain pens and inks.

Apica Paper Brand Overview

Since not many folks are familiar with Apica as a paper brand, I thought I'd go over some of the details of the journals, at least the ones I'm familiar with, the CD and Basic lines.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Removing Vacuum Filler Pen O-Rings

***WARNING*** This is probably something your pen manufacturer does not want you to do at the risk you'll do something irreversible to your pen! But really, it's not that big of a deal. Basically, I'm showing you how to remove the o-ring that seals the ink chamber of your vacuum filler pen (in this case, a TWSBI Vac-700 and Pilot Custom 823). What this does is allow you to avoid having to unscrew the back filler knob of your pen.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Screw Them Vac Fillers!

If you've ever experience or read about a problem with vac-filling pens drying up after writing for a few minutes, you will definitely want to check out this video. The solution to your problem could be so simple you'll slap your forehead.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Filling The Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen

It's been a while since the Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen came out, and I have had this video in my sights for some time. So without further ado, here is a video that shows how to fill the Ahab with its piston, as well as how to convert it to an eyedropper pen. I even show the various ink capacities that the pen can have, and how that compares to your average cartridge/converter pen.