It’s time for another review of some products from JustWrite. This time, I’ll be looking at some very cheap and very interesting inks: the Toucan series. Plus, I look at the REAL Parker Frontier, and see how it fares against the cheaper copy, the Baoer 388.
Recently Kevin from JustWrite got in contact with me and we talked about pens, his online store, and cheaper and interesting products for pen beginners and enthusiasts alike. JustWrite is an online pen store based in Australia, offering a huge variety of products to Australia and New Zealand. They stock Chinese, Indian, and Japanese pens, plus ranges from the likes of Parker and Omas. Not only do they have a wide variety of pencils and fountain and ballpoint pens, but also a very interesting range of inks and accessories. Kevin sent me a mix of products to try out and review, and I thought I would collate them into the one post, starting with the Kombi Patrone double-ended ink cartridges.
Hey everyone! I know it has been a bit since my last post, but it’s currently exam time and I have my head inside textbooks right now with little time to blog.
I’m taking a short break to show you something Ma’ just plonked on my desk this morning: An unused bottle of vintage, discontinued Parker Penman Mocha ink.
A quick search on Google shows a bunch of Fountain Pen Network threads filled with people dying to get just a drop of this ink. Apparently it’s a real beauty, and being discontinued people are running out and are unable to buy more.
So i guess you could say this is pretty special, and Mum just found it randomly in a box around the house (we have moved and are unpacking all the boxes gradually). It’s a pretty gorgeous ink, so here are some quick photos.
It’s been long overdue: our first ink review! And this is an ink that everyone should know about. Noodlers is owned and run by one single man: Nathan Tardiff. Nathan takes care of making and packing every bottle of Noodlers ink sold, a gargantuan effort if you consider the huge range and the near-worldwide availability of these inks.
The name is odd, I know, and the inks are odd. Noodlers inks are the most varied of any brand, in both colour and characteristics. Some are permanent, some tamper-proof, and some will stain your pen, clothes, and desk permanently. Bulletproof inks are permanent on paper, but wipe off plastics with ease. They’re waterproof, smearproof, and create a bond with the paper that can’t be broken once dry. Or so Nathan says! Does this claim hold up? Let’s see.