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Write Time at 9: October 19, 2010

Join us live every Tuesday night at 9pm EST for Write Time at 9! We talk pens, paper, ink, and random other things (writing related usually).


 Link to Ustream for the video.

This was a great broadcast! Rachel was able to join me for the whole thing as co-host, something we're going to aim to do from now on.

This week's broadcast had a focus on October's Ink Drop, which consisted of Diamine Pumpkin, Diamine Syrah, Noodler's Red, Noodler's Beaver, and Private Reserve Orange Crush. Click on any of the names of the inks to see my full review of each ink. I posted these previous to the broadcast, and took questions going deeper into each ink.

We also touched on some of the new Noodler's pens, which I received as samples from Luxury Brands as part of my normal shipment of Noodler's ink. I got two pens, one a rollerball that's refillable like a fountain pen (similar to the Visconti Eco-filler), and the other is a piston-fill fountain pen. I'm eager to thoroughly test them out!

The giveaway tonight was a full bottle of one of the ink colors used in this month's Ink Drop. Congrats to Mike, for winning a bottle of Syrah! He was the one to first guess the correct mixture of Binder's Burgundy, the ink Syrah was modeled after (50/50 blend of Waterman Purple and Sheaffer Red).

Be sure to join us next week, where we'll be sharing the broadcast live with Stephanie Smith from Spiritual Evolution of the Bean! Email me with any questions you'd like me ask her!

6 comments:

  1. After last night's chat I grabbed one of th new 1.5mm italic nibs I recently sourced for my pens and upgraded a nice closed end Black and White banded TruStone baron to the new nib. Now...what ink to try out... I chose Syrah.

    So far I really love this ink! I tend to like the darker red inks for everyday writing and have been using the 1670 ink a lot.

    The new 1.5mm nib is also awesome! It is just a steel nib but it seems to lay down the ink nice and has a little bit of flex to it. And it is much less scratchy than my Pelikan Script 1.5.

    I will try to post a short review tonight.

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  2. As for the question about what brand to carry, I think Pelikan would be the best choice. I personally love my Lamy pens, but Pelikan gives you a larger range of price points, and I think that the quality is excellent. My M205 Demonstrator has a better EF nib (XF for Lamy) in terms of actually being EF. Lamy seems to have issues with consistency in sizing; people say that a F may be just as fine as their XF, for example. I personally don't take issue with the triangular grip, but it is a valid point. Most other brands are either too limited in selection, or they are too expensive to be accessible for most users. Pelikan has the cheapy pens, and they also have your grail pen, that really sweet M800.

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  3. When the time is right, I would also think Pelikan would be a good choice for the reasons mentioned previously and the fact of their excellent support from Chartpak

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  4. When the time is right, I would also think Pelikan would be a good choice for the reasons mentioned previously and the fact of their excellent support from Chartpak

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  5. After last night's chat I grabbed one of th new 1.5mm italic nibs I recently sourced for my pens and upgraded a nice closed end Black and White banded TruStone baron to the new nib. Now...what ink to try out... I chose Syrah.

    So far I really love this ink! I tend to like the darker red inks for everyday writing and have been using the 1670 ink a lot.

    The new 1.5mm nib is also awesome! It is just a steel nib but it seems to lay down the ink nice and has a little bit of flex to it. And it is much less scratchy than my Pelikan Script 1.5.

    I will try to post a short review tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  6. As for the question about what brand to carry, I think Pelikan would be the best choice. I personally love my Lamy pens, but Pelikan gives you a larger range of price points, and I think that the quality is excellent. My M205 Demonstrator has a better EF nib (XF for Lamy) in terms of actually being EF. Lamy seems to have issues with consistency in sizing; people say that a F may be just as fine as their XF, for example. I personally don't take issue with the triangular grip, but it is a valid point. Most other brands are either too limited in selection, or they are too expensive to be accessible for most users. Pelikan has the cheapy pens, and they also have your grail pen, that really sweet M800.

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