This is the ink I used for June 5th or day five of the #30inks30days challenge and right at the outset I need to declare I love this ink, it is a bright bold purple. I think it is the purple I have been looking everywhere for and I intend to buy more. This ink was released late in 2017, it is a limited edition ink from the Mont Blanc great character series, despite it being a limited edition ink it still available just about everywhere I look. As there is no Mont Blanc shop in NZ I have taken to buying directly from their online shop.
This is the ink I used for day four of the recent #30inks30days challenge and yes this is an expensive ink – NZ$61 for 50ml if I buy it in Australia and NZ$58 - $64.50 for 50ml in the USA. No matter where it’s bought its >$1 a ml. I start by moaning about the price because this is my first truly disappointing ink purchase. I saw a number of posts on Instagram and it always looked so vibrant and a shader but in real life without the filters……
Day 3 (3rd June) of the recent ink challenge was the day I tried this ink. I have reviewed another Kobe Ink and in that review there is more information about Kobe Ink Story inks. However, briefly the Kobe inks are made by Sailor for the Nagasawa department store in Kobe. In Japan they are known as monogatari – so if you go internet hunting for them you will find them under: Kobe Story, Nagasawa -Penstyle and Monogatari.
The ink I chose for June the second, I liked it so much I refilled the pen.
The Great Barrier Reef is composed of nearly 3000 individual reefs and 900 islands, it stretches for more than 2000km in the coral sea off the coast of Queensland. Contrary to the urban legend that the Great wall of China can be seen from outer space the Great Barrier can be seen, it is the worlds largest structure made by living organisms.
I am towards the end of the 30 inks in 30 days challenge and plan to review the inks I used but went and left some things I needed at work so in the meantime another great ink from the Birmingham Pen Co. Links to the company are in previous posts which can be accessed via the categories section of my blog. I purchased all my ink directly from the Birmingham Pen co and they currently cost (in US dollars) $5.99 for 30ml and $9.99 for 60ml.
It has been awhile since I have reviewed as life just caught up with me but I knew I had to get back here especially now I’m half way through #30inks30days and I have swatched so many interesting colours. I bought two Taccia inks recently and used them for days 12 and 14 of the challenge. This review is for Ebi – red/purple.
Before I start though, contrary to some reviewers these are NOT Taiwanese inks. Taccia pens are American, the inks are made in japan but state very clearly on the bottles they were born in California.
It is awhile since I have posted anything as I have been away. I have on my travels managed to purchase a lot of new inks and a few pens. I am currently a little obsessed with Hypercolors copper ink, I am fascinated by this being a truly metallic ink, not a shimmer but metallic.
Finally I am reviewing the ink that made me buy Krishna inks in the first place. Since I reviewed Winter in 2018 the web site for Krishna inks has been improved with respect to graphics but now has less information about the inks themselves. Currently there are over 50 colours divided into three groups sheening inks, bold vivid inks which I suspect means they are very saturated and iron gall. The list of retailers has been improved and increased and can be found here.
I reviewed my first Birmingham ink in September 2018 (older reviews can be seen by clicking the Birmingham Pen Co under categories) but already I need to update. There were 59 colours available in September 2018 and now I count 74 available shades. The Birmingham Pen Co. sells other inks as well as their own, the proprietary inks retail at $US9.99 for 60ml, $US5.99 for 30ml and $US1.99 for a 4ml sample. Irrespective of the volume purchased they are very reasonably priced ranging from 16.7c/ml for the 60ml bottle to 50c/ml for the samples. The other thing to mention before I forget, postage was very reasonable and I had all my inks within a week (Pittsburgh to New Zealand). I have nothing but the highest praise for all my dealings with the Birmingham Pen Co. and their exemplary customer service. They now also offer monthly ink flights for US residents, they seem to be very popular as attested by the numerous photos on IG.
When non Sydney-siders think about Sydney Harbour they usually assume the term refers to the part of the waterway where one can see the Sydney harbour Bridge and the Opera House. It is so much more. The natural harbour of Sydney is Port Jackson which is comprised of the waters of Sydney Harbour, Middle Harbour, North harbour, Darling Harbour and the Lane Cove and Parramatta rivers. The harbour is an inlet of the Tasman sea and the location of the first European settlement on the mainland.