The Swab Shop at the Goulet Pen Company has been a big hit, and for good reason. Over 160 colors (and growing) of ink swabs done on both white and ivory paper, with a glass pen and Q-tip, that are all scanned and color profiled for optimum accuracy in an easy-to-use tool that allows you to compare up to 5 colors as once. Who wouldn’t love that?
This project was a major undertaking for me, just see my other post about it. 150+ hours involving 4 individuals each using their expertise, all to provide a free tool to help you compare ink colors. The idea came to me when I drastically expanded my initial ink offering, from 38 colors to over 160. I could hardly differentiate colors myself, let alone someone new to fountain pens. So I knew in order to provide the best service and enhance everyone’s writing experience that this Swab Shop was something I simply had to do! It turned out great, and has been a blast even for me to play around with! This will undoubtedly be a useful tool for years to come, and will only become more powerful as the list of inks expands, which it will, ongoing! Be sure to check it out for yourself.