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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"What's in a Name?" Ink Drop Contest!

We had a bit of fun with the June Ink Drop this month. Normally we pick five colors related to a theme and explain why we chose each color. This month, we've chosen to keep the identity of the five colors a secret, at least for a little while!

We want YOU to guess what the colors are. Take away all your preconceived notions about brands and names, and just try it for what it is. Sometimes the color looks nothing like the name implies! We promise that all of these inks are conventional inks, without any crazy properties.

So once you've spent a bit of time playing with the inks, come back here and enter our contest. It's okay if you don't know all five, just guess as many as you can. We'll need the brand and color name (i.e. "Aurora Black"). For each ink, we'll randomly select a winner from among the correct guesses to win a $15 GouletPens.com gift certificate. That's up to five chances to win! Hint: you can use our Swab Shop as a helpful guide in identifying what the colors may possibly be.

You have until 11:59pm EDT on Friday, June 28th to submit your guesses. Just vote once, please. We'll reveal what the colors were, along with the winners, a few days after that. And once the colors are revealed, you can write in the correct name on the blank labels we provided with the Ink Drop and purchase the full bottles at the usual 10% discount on our site.

If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below. Just don't give away your guesses! ;)

8 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to this. I better get some pens cleaned and ready. I hope I get my inks tomorrow or in the next couple of days.

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  2. They shipped a little late this month (on the 3rd instead of 1st, since that was a weekend) so hopefully it won't be too much longer!

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  3. I know generally you try not to repeat past ink drop colors, is that also true for this month?

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  4. Awesome, awesome idea. I pulled out the package before the card and the label on the vial had me grinning. I'm such a nerd!
    Heather

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  5. Whoever thought of putting Ink #2, and #3 there. Thank you! I can't guess because I have very little experience with inks, but I really like those two a lot, but specially #2. And I'm eagerly awaiting for this contest to end so that I know what these mysterious inks are.

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  6. Welp, I've sent in my guesses. They're probably wrong, but it was fun! Looking forward to the big reveal <3 My favourite is Ink 4.

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  7. Unfair! :) My first Ink Drop shipment and it's 5 mystery inks! I'm so new to the whole ink thing that can't even begin to guess any of these, but I've got # 4 and #5 in pens and I'm really liking them both. Can't wait to hear what they might be. What a fun idea.

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