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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Top 5 Fountain Pens & Ink for Spring 2016

Colorful, pastel, spring themed fountain pens with matching ink.
The change in seasons and reawakening of spring time often inspires an opportunity for a fresh start. Here in Virginia, we've put away our winter coats and exchanged them for our beloved shorts and flip flops. For some, this same type of rotation can be carried over to their fountain pen collection as well. While all pen colors are totally acceptable for use all year round, it's often fun to match your pens and ink with the colors typically associated with the sights and colors of this time of year. Take a peek at our top 5 pen and ink pairings to try this spring!

Yellow: Jinhao 159 Yellow with Noodler's Yellow, Together $25
Jinhao 159 Yellow with Noodler's Yellow. Colorful, pastel, spring themed fountain pens with matching ink.
This Jinhao 159 makes for a great first fountain pen! It comes with a medium #6 nib, but you can easily upgrade it and change nib sizes by putting a Goulet nib on your pen. Coupling this pen with the equally sunny Noodler's Yellow will make for a bright, cheery writing experience this Spring.

Pink: Monteverde Artista Crystal Pink with J.Herbin Bouquet D'Antan, Together $47
Monteverde Artista Crystal Pink with J. Herbin Bouquet D'Antan. Colorful, pastel, spring themed fountain pens with matching ink.
Looking for a petite pen to take with you on the go? The Artista Crystal offers a crisp and clean design and, when paired with the Bouquet D'Antan, you'll be reminded of the Springtime blooms each time you pick up your pen.

Green: Visconti Van Gogh Irises with Diamine Soft Mint, Together $303.95
Visconti Van Gogh Iris with Diamine Soft Mint. Colorful, pastel, spring themed fountain pens with matching ink.
The Visconti Van Gogh Irises was inspired by the colors that Van Gogh often used in his paintings. Each pen is truly one-of-a-kind and will be unique to you. If you prefer a wet line, you'll enjoy writing with this pen as the ink flow is very generous. With so many beautiful colors represented on the body of the pen, Diamine Soft Mint is only one of many inks that would pair well. This ink can take on many shades in a wide variety of pens and nib sizes, making it ideal for such a distinctive pen.

Purple: Faber-Castell Loom Piano Plum with Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu, Together $73
Fountain Pens for Spring
The Faber- Castell Loom boasts a sophisticated silver body with a pop of color accent on the cap. The nib on this pen offers great flow, especially with an ink like Murasaki-Shikibu. With a medium nib, you're going to see a generous bit of the beautiful shading that this ink can showcase.

Blue: Karas Kustoms Fountain K Blue Aluminum with De Atramentis Forget-Me-Not, Together  $89.95
Karas Kustoms Fountaik K Blue with De Atramentis Forget Me Not ink. Colorful, pastel, spring themed fountain pens with matching ink.
Designed and made in the USA, the Karas Kustoms Fountain K is extremely durable and sturdy, even surviving a toss across the parking lot. Don't believe us, check it out here. The blue is a striking, beautiful color that will go perfectly with the Forget-Me-Not ink from De Atramentis, which, by the way, is floral scented! What could be more reminiscent of spring than that?

Colorful, pastel, spring themed fountain pens with matching ink.

Be sure to visit our Spring shopping guide to learn more about each of these featured products. Looking for a spring inspired notebook? Check out the 1951 collection from Clairefontaine featured above. 

With so many pens and inks to choose from, we know there are lots of other great suggestions to write with this spring. Let us know what your go-to spring pen and ink choices are in the comments below!

Write on, 
The Goulet Pen Company Team

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