As it happens sometimes in the ink world, we go to reorder our regular stock when we find out a color has been discontinued. It happened back in May of 2011 with Pelikan Blue Black, and it’s just happened to us today with Caran d’Ache Carbon, Caribbean Sea, and Blue Night! Apparently, the US distributor went to order some from Switzerland, and they were surprised to find it had been discontinued, as there was no heads up about it. So since the distributor has none, that means no US retailer will be restocking, and whatever is on retailers’ shelves now (including my own) is all that there will be. 

Caran d’Ache is set to release an unknown number of new ink colors this Spring, so these colors are probably are in preparation for that. Still though, it’s surprising to me to see such popular colors get axed. What do you think?

Write On,
Brian Goulet