February Ink Drop Reveal: Love is in the Words

February is the shortest month of the year. But this month’s Ink Drop Reveal, Love is in the Words,  can help it be the most memorable.

Sure, Valentine’s Day may be over. But that vase full of flowers is still sitting pretty — just as long as you remember to change the water. There are still a few mystery chocolates left in that Whitman’s Sampler. And if you join join the Ink Drop club by the end of the month, you’ll get these colors to help the most romantic of holidays linger over to March.

Here are the inks for Love is in the Words:

Ink Drop member and Twitter user @MShades01 was kind enough to share some fine writing that showed off February’s inks. If you like to dabble with your Ink Drop samples when they arrive, be sure to tag us on social media or email us at social@gouletpens.com with your work. Thanks, again, @MShades01!

Remember: members get 10% off the bottles of all of these colors, plus other deals, on the Ink Drop Members Page. If you’re logged in as a current member, you can place these items in your cart and see the discounted prices as you proceed through checkout.


If you have any questions about Ink Drop, please post in the comments below or email us at info@gouletpens.com and we’d be happy to help!
2017-10-11T13:41:23+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Ink Drop, Uncategorized|11 Comments
  • Otter

    Hah, love that limerick! 😀 (Writing is great too.) I have both Diamine Syrah and Waterman's Tender Purple….great colors. Will have to check out some of those others.

  • Don

    Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to marry someone named Phoebe?

  • We're the hearts watercolor with the inks? I love the look and would love to replicate it.

  • Thanks! Been having this issue; will try these solutions as soon as I get home.

  • Tom Johnson

    Tom, I checked this pen out and it looks awesome. All metal screw cap, sturdy clip, all metal barrel, all metal grip section Schmidt feed, housing, and nib. Looks like it is built like a tank. I think I will get one when they have one of the colors I like in stock. Anyone, check it out: http://karaskustoms.com/pens/ink-fountain.html

  • Tom Johnson

    Becky, you are so right, it really is super easy. I was doing in 1997 when I started using fountain pens at work and had a couple of bottles of ink. Never heard of anyone doing it, I looked at the empty cartridges (one from a Kaweco Sport I got in '97) and started filling them. Been doing it ever since. Much much cheaper and a bottle lasts a very long time. And, you can use any ink you want to.

  • Tom Johnson

    You will love the new Preppy 02 nib, unless you write with a heavy hand or on very rough paper. Amazing how small I can write, great for editing or adding notes between the lines.

  • Melanie Evans

    I can't even remember the very first time I used (or bought) a fountain pen. BUT, I would say….hang on to the pens and maybe make some notes about where and when you acquired it.

  • Marius

    So if El Lawrence is black – wouldn't you say Zhivago is too?

    Anyway, I was young when I got my first Lamy. Maybe 10 years old or so. I used it on and off for 20 years. Mostly off. Now in my early thirties this has really changed my life and how I do things. If I was there with my self in that pen store when I was 10, I'd say:
    "Keep using that thing, you lazy bastard, and you will get a whole lot more done!"

  • haha, you'd call your 10yo self that? I guess younger you would need a wake up call, huh 😉

    mm…yeah, Zhivago's real close, too…but I'd say it's really really dark green, not black. El Lawrence is about the same degree of blackness I guess….but what's the secondary color, brown? Gray? It's a toughie, the green in Zhivago stands out a little more to me than the El Lawrence.

  • Marius

    I wouldn't say that to any 10 year old, but knowing my self and how much time I spent slacking off on things over the next 20 years I wouldn't have any problems calling my self that, ha ha!

    On most papers I compare El Lawrence and Zhivago a lot in terms of "blackness" and shading etc. On more absorbent paper the green in Zhivgo gets really dominant, however, and is clearly a very dark green. But on the same paper I find El Lawrence to be just as much of it's other color as Zhivago is green. Perhaps there's actually more real black in El Lawrence… Anyway, they both are my absolute favorite inks as substitutes for black. They look black, but have color. But your pen and paper may vary and results, as we know, vary with that 😉

    Oh, and for the other color of El Lawrence, I keep seeing it as "Olive Green". But I have never actually compared it to a real life olive.