We did something a little different for the June 2013 Ink Drop – we kept the colors a secret and asked you to guess what they were! Now it’s time for the big reveal.

First, a little background. We called this theme “What’s in a Name?” because we originally wanted to pick colors whose names didn’t necessarily match up with what you’d expect. Sometimes when shopping, you might skip over an ink if its actual color doesn’t match what you’d expect from the name, whereas the color might be really nice in its own right! By taking it a step further and intentionally keeping it a secret, it removes all preconceived ideas. Forget color name, forget brand… just try the ink and see if you like it!

So without further adieu, here are the June 2013 Ink Drop colors:
Ink #1: Diamine Dark Brown
Ink #2: Monteverde Purple
Ink #3: Noodler’s Burgundy
Ink #4: Private Reserve Blue Suede
Ink #5: Stipula Deep Blue

We had quite a few guesses in our contest, and we randomly selected winners from those who guessed correctly. We had correct guesses for all but one of the ink colors – no one guessed the Stipula! The winners of $15 GouletPens.com gift certificates are Stephanie B., Justine H., Jonathan S., and Sam K. You’ll be getting your gift certificate in your email shortly!

Thanks to everyone for participating – hope you enjoyed this month’s Ink Drop! We’ll have the full bottles on sale for members an extra month to make up for the wait time. ;)

July’s Ink Drop is shipping out on Monday. It’ll be back to normal, where you’ll know the colors as soon as you receive your shipment. Get ready…. the theme is: America!