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Introducing the Jacques Herbin Premium Line!

Exciting things are happening at Goulet Pens! For years, inks like Jacques Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor and Herbin Eclat de Saphir have been incredibly popular in both bottle and ink sample sizes due to their amazing colors and great writing properties. The new release of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal has only continued that trend. We are thrilled to officially announce that we will now be the exclusive US retailer for the Jacques Herbin's greatest inks, stationery, and glass pens in the United States. These products, which have not been available in the US market until now, include [...]

2022-01-14T21:04:32-05:00June 27th, 2019|Ink Reviews, Paper Reviews, Pen News, Product Reviews|1 Comment

De Atramentis Elderberry: A Goulet Inksploration

 Happy June, fountain pen friends! Sarah here, bringing you this month's Inksploration feature, De Atramentis Elderberry (also known as Elderberries). It is a delightful berry colored ink with a refreshing fragrance. This is definitely a great ink for quick note taking, journaling, or creating artwork. Want to learn more? Read on! Drawing Inspiration and Technique My inspiration came from Micah, one of my fellow Goulet Pens team members. He always has random fun facts for each day, and recently he was enlightening me on the difference between manta rays and stingrays. I liked the visual of the manta rays [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:47-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|1 Comment

Introducing Kyanite du Nepal, The Newest Jacques Herbin 1798 Anniversary Fountain Pen Ink

Inspired by Kyanite, a noble and luxurious mineral discovered in Nepal, Herbin Kyanite du Nepal is the newest 1798 Anniversary ink and the gorgeous turquoise blue color is sure to be a gem in your collection. According to Herbin, Kyanite is a unique and amazing mineral: “...an exotic gem and one of the two minerals on the planet that neither accumulates nor retains negative energy. It is believed to promote positive communication and encourage self-expression.” What better muse could there be for your writing? Keep reading on to find additional photos and information about this delightful ink. Herbin Kyanite du [...]

2022-01-14T21:04:43-05:00May 10th, 2019|Ink Reviews, Pen News, Product Reviews|0 Comments

3 Oysters Wine Red: A Goulet Inksploration

Hi there, friends! Whitney here! Welcome back for our second installment of Inksploration. This month, I will be discussing 3 Oysters Delicious Red Wine, a nice, muted purple ideal for writing. Although not my favorite choice for artistic purposes, this ink would be great for someone like me who writes small and fast in my notebook (and doesn’t like bright colors). Drawing Inspiration and Technique My inspiration for the drawing is not so farfetched. I was inspired by wine. The ink name had me trying to think of how to portray wine in a way that wasn’t just “omg yay [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:48-05:00May 6th, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Pilot Iroshizuku 100th Anniversary Inks

Pilot/Namiki's 100th Anniversary was in 2018 and celebrated with the 7 Gods of Good Fortune Maki-e fountain pens as well as coordinating ink! While limited-edition, these are the first new inks from Iroshizuku in a number of years. From vibrant reds to an understated green-black, there's an ink for any fountain pen fan. Here is a closer look at these anniversary inks: Bishamon-ten Bishamon-ten is believed to be the god of financial good fortune and competition. The red ink echoes the color of the flames, depicted on the matching fountain pen, emanating from the halo that is floating behind him. [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:48-05:00April 4th, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|2 Comments

Colorverse Morning Star: A Goulet Inksploration

Hello, fountain pen friends! It's Lydia, bringing you some exciting news. Welcome to our new monthly feature, Inksploration! Many of you have been asking when or if our beloved weekly Monday Matchup giveaways would be coming back after our holiday hiatus. We are happy to announce that we have brought the concept back, but in a fresh and fun new way. Thus, the concept of Inksploration was born! Inksploration will be a new monthly feature centered around one ink we feel deserves some love and attention. Each month, we will feature the ink in a drawing and a written quote, [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:48-05:00April 1st, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|1 Comment

The 5 Hottest Inks of 2018

 While pens get a lot of love in the fountain pen community, ink is very much an essential part of the writing experience! In addition to a bounty of amazing pens that came out last year; there were a number of colorful, vibrant, and notable inks released as well. From special edition inks from LAMY to regular offerings from Organics Studio, each one of these inks made a big splash last year. Here is our list of the 5 Hottest Inks of 2018: LAMY VibrantPink First special edition ink from LAMY that has been available year round Hot pink [...]

Colorverse Supernova: Ink Review

Hello! This week I got to take a closer look at another one of the new Colorverse inks. I love blue inks, and Supernova didn’t disappoint! It’s a nice cheery cerulean blue that I think anyone would enjoy. Read on to see why! Supplies Used: Lamy Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib) Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper Tomoé River white paper Moleskine notebook Smear Test (Dry Time): More than 30 seconds- The ink smeared just a tiny bit at 30 seconds, so I feel pretty confident it would have been dry at around 35 [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:49-05:00August 21st, 2018|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Monteverde Napa Burgundy: Ink Review

Hello there! Have you ever found yourself looking for a nice burgundy or wine colored ink? I have a great option to take a look at! Monteverde Napa Burgundy has a lot of great qualities and may be just what you’re looking for! Supplies Used: Lamy Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib) Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper Tomoé River white paper Moleskine notebook Smear Test (Dry Time): More than 30 seconds- It was still smearing a little bit at 30 seconds, so I imagine it would have been totally dry around 35 or 40 [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:50-05:00August 15th, 2018|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Diamine Blood Orange: Ink Review

  Hi everyone! This week I had the chance to review one of my personal favorite inks, Diamine Blood Orange. I love this ink because it’s a great red-orange and I find it to be a really lovely and unique color. Read on to hear more of why I love it!     Supplies Used: LAMY Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib) Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper Tomoé River white paper Moleskine notebook Smear Test (Dry Time): About 35 seconds- The ink still smeared at 30 seconds, so it would have been dry around [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:50-05:00July 11th, 2018|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments
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