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Sailor Storia Bottled Ink

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Sailor Storia At first glance the ink boxes on the new Japanese Sailor Storia ink bottles appear to be primary colors with whimsical circus related characters. The words: Dancer, Lion, Spotlight, Clown and Balloon are just some of these designations. The round cardboard housing with the bright colored labels I found reminiscent of my childhood Play-Doh modeling clay. The bottles are opaquely frosted and gives the effect of something precious inside.After testing each shade the nano-particle ink leans more towards pastel shades as opposed to bold primary colors. This water-resistant ink lays wonderfully on the paper with a consistent wash...

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Ink Trivia

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You have more choices than you think. Blue writing ink is the most popular color used for pens. To simply say you want to use blue ink does not narrow it down as to your choice. As with many colors, blue ink is available in many shades such as Sapphire, Regency, Blue Velvet, Royal, Midnight, Imperial, Cobalt, Cerulean, Electric, Blue Suede and Mediterranean. Pen Boutique also carries many brands that offer blue including Waterman, Parker, Noodler’s Ink, Pilot-Namiki, Cross, Lamy, Diamine, Faber-Castell, Sheaffer, Montblanc and Sailor.Question: What color helps you to remember?Answer: You are more likely to remember something if...

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Sailor 1911 Fountain Pen Review

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Sailor 1911L Fountain Pen In 1981, Sailor introduced their 1911 series as a celebration of the company’s founding in its namesake year. The line can be had in a number of different sizes, shapes, colors, and nib configurations. The 1911L, which stands for Large, is a step up in size from the 1911S (Standard) both in diameter and length. Other than the nib, clip, and decorative rings, the pen is made entirely of resin. This imparts a light weight that is easy to handle, even in this larger iteration. The 21k Gold nibs range from Extra Fine all the way...

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