It was great to be back this week! We had a fun broadcast, and got to show off our beautiful little girl. Brian Gray was kind enough to join us by phone for a few minutes to talk about his new production line Herald pen, as well as several other models he has in the works (links below). We laid out timelines for a whole host of new products coming out. These dates are subject to change, but they’re the latest estimates we’ve been given by the various manufacturers/distributors:

Estimated Arrival Dates
Noodler’s Kung Te-Cheng- arrived
Noodler’s UK inks- arrived
Noodler’s Russian inks- arrived
Noodler’s Waterase inks- arrived
Noodler’s Brush Pen replacement tips- arrived
Pilot Custom 823- January (mid)
Noodler’s Ahab – Pink Tiger- February (early)
Noodler’s Ahab – Charon’s Panther- February (early)
Noodler’s Ahab – Black- February (early)
TWSBI 540 Smoke – February (early)
TWSBI 540 Blue- February (early)
TWSBI 540 Orange- February (early)
TWSBI 540 Clear- February (mid)
Kaweco Classic Sport nib units- February (early)
Kaweco ICE Sport nibs units- February (early)
TWSBI Vac700- February (late)
Edison Premiere #2- February
Edison production pen #4- February
Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pens- February
De Atramentis new colors and restocking- February
Pilot Custom 74 Orange- March
Iroshizuku new colors (4)- March
Diamine new colors (5)- March
Exaclair new stuff TBD- Spring


The 5 new Diamine colors to be released next are Apple Glory, Aqua Lagoon, Eau De Nil, Matador, and Merlot. The new Iroshizuku colors are Chiku-rin, Ina-ho, Kosumosu, and Murasaki-Shikibu.

Here is more info on the Edison Herald at Edison’s blog post.

Thanks to everyone for joining us for the broadcast, we had fun! The whole recording is available in an audio Podcast through Ink Nouveau on iTunes. We’ll see you next week!