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Organics Studio The Real Teal Fountain Pen Ink Review

Organics Studio The Real Teal – Ink Review

Organics Studio The Real Teal -Fountain Pen Ink Review

PenLamy 2000, Binderized Medium Nib
Ink: Organics Studio The Real Teal
Paper: Kyokuto F.O.B. COOP – Dot Grid – B5

Notes: Thank you to Tyler of Oraganics Studio for sending me home from the DC Pen Show with a few bottles of ink to try out! This particular ink is called “The Real Teal” – it supports cancer research, with a portion of the proceeds being donated every time a bottle is purchased. The ink itself is hand made right in Maryland and it performs great. It’s got a good flow in the Lamy 2000 and some nice mild shading. The ink provides some great lubrication to the nib and glides easily across the page. The color is similar to Diamine Marine, which I happen to love. It’s a great ink, made in the USA and supports a great cause. Definitely check this one out!

Pros:

  • Great color
  • Good flow
  • Good cause

Cons:

  • None!

 

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Kokuyo Neo Critz Pen Pencil Case Review 5

Kokuyo Neo Critz Transformer Pencil Case – Review

Kokuyo Neo Critz
Transformer Pencil Case
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Specs: 

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Notes:

Since the Nock Co. Kickstarter reward arrived, I have had pen cases coming out of my ears. However, I’ve been eyeing the Kuretake Neo Critz for a while due to its unique ability to stand up on a desk when unzipped. It’s an awesome feature that makes all of your writing utensils easily reachable and viewable. Not only is it functional, the Neo Critz is solidly constructed from nylon with a nice premium feeling zipper. I have the case loaded with about 15 different pens / pencils and some replacement leads.

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The case does a great job and doesn’t take up a whole lot of room. There’s no doubt that I’ll get a ton of use from this case, especially when transporting my pens back and forth from work. It’s great to be able to have them nicely displayed on my work desk, then zip it up and the end of the day and bring everything home. The case is very reasonably priced at $14.50, making it a great value.

Kokuyo Neo Critz Pen Pencil Case Review 5Thanks to my friends over at JetPens for sending the case over for review!

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Rhodia ICE Notepad Review

Rhodia Ice 80th Anniversary Notepad – Review

Rhodia Ice Notepad Review

Rhodia ICE Notepad Review

 

Specs: 

  • 4″x6″
  • Silver / Grey Grid Lines
  • Bright white paper
  • Top Staple bound
  • White covers with metallic print

Rhodia ICE Notepad Review

Notes:

I’ve been a user of Rhodia paper for quite some time now. Why? Because it’s probably the best paper for use with fountain pens. The 80g paper is perfectly slick and makes any writing experience much smoother. For the 80th anniversary of the company, Rhodia released the Ice edition notebook. Typically when I think Rhodia, I think black and orange. Most of their line sports either a black or orange cover, this particular notebook breaks the mold. The pad has bright white covers, silver metallic logos and text on the back and silver/grey grid lines inside. I really like the way the notebook looks, and of course it’s great for writing on with fountain pen.

Rhodia ICE Notepad Review

I think I actually prefer the grey ruling over Rhodia’s standard violet ruling. It’s much less intrusive and really lets the color of the ink you’re using shine through without distraction. The pages are all micro-perforated for easy removal and the 4″ x 6″ notebook size is nice for throwing in a bag without taking up too much valuable room.

Rhodia ICE Notepad ReviewThe Rhodia Ice is a welcomed departure from the standard color schemes. The paper is exactly what you expect from Rhodia, and I think I’m going to be picking up a few more of these because of the grey ruling. They’re great notepads, and if you’re primarily a fountain pen user and have yet to try them, you’re really missing out! Huge thanks to my friends Sunny and Karen over at Exaclair for sending over the Rhodia Ice for review!

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Organics Studio Arsenic Fountain Pen Ink Review

Organics Studio Arsenic Grey – Ink Review

Organics Studio Arsenic Grey

Fountain Pen Ink Review

PenLamy 2000, Binderized Medium Nib
Ink: Organics Studio Arsenic
Paper: Kyokuto F.O.B. COOP – Dot Grid – B5

Notes: I recently acquired a few bottles of Organics Studio inks, and this grey really stood out. It’s pretty awesome. It’s got a very wet flow and it’s super smooth. It’s pretty much a perfect fit with my Lamy 2000’s tuned up medium nib. The generous flow makes the ink shade nicely as well, I’m sure it would be great in a flex nib or italic. It reminds me of the Iroshizuku kiri-same, but I think this ink has a bit more generous flow to it. It’s a great daily driver, in that the color is conservative enough but it’s still a little interesting. I’m really happy with how the ink writes and I can’t wait to review the rest of the Organics Studio inks I have!

Pros:

  • Nice shading
  • Great flow
  • Super smooth

Cons:

  • None!

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Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards Review

Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards – Review

Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards

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Specs: 

  • 4.1″ x 2.1″
  • 100 Sheets
  • Off-white paper
  • Sturdy metal ring keeps pages together
  • Heavy plastic covers
  • $4.95 from JetPens

Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards Review

Notes:

Maruman makes my favorite notebook of all time, and I am always up for checking out other products they make. The Word Cards are a stack of small, heavy-stock paper cards with a single hole in them. Their purpose is for students to use to memorize words (hence the name), but they are the perfect tool to index fountain pen inks. I plan on doing this in the future, but for now, you can check out what Brad over at The Pen Addict did – it’s awesome. I’ve been keeping the stack of cards on my desk, and using them as sort of a more permanent Post-It note.

Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards Review

They’re great for jotting down passwords, or any other notes that you need at a glance. They’re a handy size, the paper is nice, there’s no feathering or bleeding to be seen, and they look great too. I wish that the paper didn’t have quite as much texture to it, as it’s not the friendliest to finer fountain pen nibs. The paper is off-white, and it would be absolutely perfect for ink cataloging if it were a true white. Overall, for $4.95, the Word Cards are a great deal. Thanks to my friends over at JetPens for sending them over for review! Keep an eye out in the future for a massive ink catalog post, it’s coming.

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Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards Review

Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards Review