Thursday Things: Inksamplepalooza

We’re crazy for ink samples this week! With Inksamplepalooza going strong now through July 18th, we’ve got ink samples on the brain here at Goulet Pens. This week’s Thursday Things collection brings together some gorgeous samples in a plethora of colors, as well as all the tools you’ll need to test and catalog your new colorful ink choices. Take a look at Thursday Things: Inksamplepalooza and you may just feel inspired to grow your ink assortment even more!

Featured products from left to right:

 

Ink samples
Goulet Notebooks w/ 68gsm Tomoe River Paper

 

Glass Dip Pens

 

Col-O-Ring Ink Testing Book

Have you picked up any exciting new samples to try?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-12T13:42:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Thursday Things|18 Comments
  • David L.

    Liberty’s Elysium! I knew I forgot a sample! I will add it to the cart before it is too late! I got notified about this sale via email earlier this week, and have loaded my cart with samples! So far, I have Monteverde Sapphire Blue, Noodler’s Blue and Blue Eel, Diamine Blue Velvet, Visconti Blue, and many more!! It will be my priciest Goulet order yet! The pen to get with it, I still can’t decide. Duragraph or Al-Star. I think it will be the Duragraph, as it is more pleasing to me. Vintage design, screw cap, standard international… love it. Monteverde California Teal looks good. May pick up a sample of that as well. I’m mainly trying blues, as I am yet to acquire a bottle of blue ink! I have two blacks and a red, but no blue. I hope that all these samples will help me boost my bottled ink collection! Another wonderful Thursday Things!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I just put Monteverde Sapphire in my new Nib Creaper! Very Pretty! It still won’t replace the undying love in my heart for De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes though. I definitely agree on the classic beauty of the Duragraph. I always have admired that pen, though I don’t own one yet. Too many pretty pens, not enough funds. You will not be disappointed with California Teal. I highly recommend trying it. I am a sucker for that color.

      • David L.

        I need to try some more De Atramentis inks. Sherlock Holmes is a great ink!

        • Kathy

          DeAtrementis makes great inks. I’ve yet to be disappointed in one.

      • David L.

        Lydia, do you know what happened to the Navy Blue Nib Creaper? I was going to get one about a month ago and saw that it was gone. Did Nathan discontinue it?

        • Lydia At Goulet Pens

          Most likely, Nathan discontinued it. I didn’t hear anything about us closing it out.

    • Danise

      I think you are going to LOVE the Diamine Blue Velvet… Any time I get a new pen, I plan to test it with a matching ink sample – but I find that I don’t make a real decision about the pen until I have filled it with Blue Velvet. It’s the only ink I’ve bought 2 bottles of; mild hoarding since my first bottle is not empty. If you’re doing blues, how about Iroshizuku Asa Gao and of course – Noodler’s Bay State Blue!

      • David L.

        Danise, those are both inks I also want to try. Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll look into them!

        • Kathy

          Watch out for the Bay State inks. Though beautiful, they can be a real nuisance to clean. Get out the bleach!

          Monteverde Teal is nice, but if you haven’t tried Diamine Marine, I’d try that one first. It isn’t as dark as thr Teal, and the color is perfect.

          • David L.

            Kathy, I plan to devote a Preppy to a Baystate ink. That way if it gets stained, it won’t be a heart-breaker.

          • Danise

            That’s exactly what I did, and with whatever special snap-cap the Preppy’s have, that pen is always ready to write without delay. I just rinse out the same cartridge and fill it with a Goulet syringe. I’m a lefty and this ink dries so quickly it doesn’t smear — that may be one reason I love it.

          • David L.

            Sounds like a plan, Kathy. I think Diamine Marine will be a nice one to try.

  • Tom Johnson

    What a layout, just perfect! Love the ink swab designs inside the Goulet notebook (fantastic notebooks). My last ink sample was Noodler’s Habanero, a very nice ink that is darker than Apache Sunset. Love the idea of the Col-O-Ring book. I think it would be great to get a small 3-ring binder that is 1-1/4 inch thick and put three of these books in it – one on each ring. You would have a small book of 300 pages for cataloging your inks. One item that I have been very happy with in the past is the “Surprise Me” ink sample product, which is part of Inksamplepalooza. Great when you can’t decide which ink you want to try next. Another Thursday made even better!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That’s a great idea for a binder, Tom! I love it. I’m so glad to hear the surprise me set hasn’t disappointed either. Have you found any surprising favorites through that sample set?

      • Tom Johnson

        Yes, the Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue is one. There may be others that have gotten mixed up with my other ink samples. I’ve not been good at keeping records of my ink sample orders like I have with my ink bottles.

  • Kathy

    A couple of years ago my birthday coincided with the Inksamplelooza”. I treated myself to a ton of samples and have enjoyed playing with them. This is an awesome opportunity!

  • Amy Chen

    Perfect theme and lovely setup! I got a bunch of samples today and enjoyed them all, but I found to my dismay that my sample of Diamine China Blue is more of a standard blue found in ballpoint pens and not the lovely sky-blue shade in the Goulet swab. I understand that the swabs are often lighter, but the very essence of the color seems to be different and frankly, not as exciting in real life! I’m not upset, but I’d love to hear any insight you have on why that would be.

    I keep a fairly close eye on Goulet Pens, but this is my first time seeing the Col-O-Ring ink testing book. How long have you carried it? Thanks for a job well done every time!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Sorry about that, Amy. It really depends on the pen I guess. If you are using a wet writer on certain types of paper, it can definitely alter the color.

      We just started carrying the Col-o-ring books in the past few weeks 🙂 They are a very new addition. 🙂