Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst

Late winter/early spring is probably one of the most anticipated time for fountain pen lovers. Lamy usually announces its limited edition Safari and Al-Star, various brands broadcast new products/lines, and new paper goods also start to surface. Pelikan is not an exception. Around this time, it announces its ink of the year. What makes theContinue reading “Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst”

Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine

If you have read this blog for awhile, it is obvious that I am a Pelikan Edelstein ink fan.  Since 2012 when Pelikan standardized its ink of the year release, I have purchased all but one.  Besides the elegantly presented ink flask, I find Pelikan ink friendly to most paper and works with almost allContinue reading “Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine”

In the Mood for Purple

Purple is my favorite color for as long as I can remember.  In this context, receiving a batch of purple ink to test out is almost a gift from above.  Since this friend is interested in finding a particular shade of purple, having swabs as reference would be helpful.  All ink names are written withContinue reading “In the Mood for Purple”

Pelikan Turmaline v. R&K Solferino

My friend Gentian commented that Turmaline reminded her of R&K Solferino, which prompted me thinking about their similarities.  To my eyes, they are both in the red-violet family.  Turmaline is more pink/ magenta, while Solferino leans toward reddish cassis. Turmaline v. Solferino.Lyrics of “Nach Haus” by a German band named Silbermond.

Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrün (Emerald Green)

It is odd that I succumb to any shades of green by R&K, though I already have many bottles of green inks.  Though I purposely skip green while browsing, I somehow got Smaragdgrün (Smaragd= emerald; grün= green).  Blame the trigger finger.   I have to say that the photos on the ink label is a bitContinue reading “Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrün (Emerald Green)”