New Feature: Pen Inventory

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Check out the PEN INVENTORY here.

Sometimes, I get a little bored. This was one of those times. I decided to take inventory on my fountain pens, and figured that if I have photos of all of them, all at the same scale, they could really help people see how big or small one pen is compared to another. Now, this isn’t nearly as perfect a tool as Goulet Pen’s Pen Plaza, but most of the fountain pens I’ve reviewed here on my site can be seen on the Pen Inventory page. Please let me know if there is anything I could do to make this more useful! Admittedly, I left a few pens at work while I did this little weekend project, but I plan on adding them in here soon, as well as any new additions to the collection. This section of the site is accessible through the side menu bar on the left, or at

Let me know what you think!

Here are a few samples until you get over to the new page:




3 thoughts on “New Feature: Pen Inventory

  1. Nice job on the photogs. I see you have an affinity for the Lamy Safari line. I did a similar project several months ago after I was shopping for a pen I already had. Fortunately I realized it before I pulled the trigger. Now my insurance agent has a copy as well. I Would like to hear how you do your pictures. I struggle with getting enough light on my pens. Thanks

    1. Thanks! I really love the Safaris and AL-Stars. They’re just easy to keep around, and I like the swappable nibs, and that they’re relatively affordable.

      I should insure the collection, perhaps when I move in a few weeks, I’ll throw them under my insurace.

      For these, I just took a desk lamp, and a floor lamp, coming from opposite directions in order to cancel out shadows. I use an Olympus PEN EP-3 micro four thirds camera, mounted on a tripod. I believe these were at f/8. Post processing is in Aperture 3. It’s a pretty basic setup actually. If you have any more questions, I’d be happy to answer.

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