ink & paper reviews and samples


full  length ink reviews

Diamine Amazing Amethyst

Diamine Claret

Diamine Imperial Blue

Diamine Majestic Blue

Diamine Mediterranean Blue

Diamine Monaco Red

Diamine Registrar’s Ink (Iron gall)

Diamine Royal Blue

Diamine Steel Blue

Diamine Sunshine Yellow

Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki

Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoky (Forest Green)

Iroshizuky Syo-Ro (with Noodler’s Pinstripe Homage)

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink – Hematite Rouge

J Herbin Vert Empire

Noodler’s El Lawrence

Noodler’s Pinstripe Homage (with Iroshizuku Syo-Ro)

Noodler’s Polar Black

Noodler’s Polar Blue

Pilot Pink

Rohrer & Klingner Salix

Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus/Sunflower

Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa

paper reviews and comparisons

Review of Muji notepad – muji spiral bound note pad great paper for a good price

JOTTRR – jottrr – a new budget competitor to moleskine


Leuchtturm notebook: Leuchtturm – first reviewLeuchtturm revisitedLeuchtturm as travel diary.  

Muji notepad – muji spiral bound note pad great paper for a good price




Quo Vadis Habana – Quo Vadis Habana & 12 inks

Review of teNeues cool notes – teNeues tested with 18 inks

Comparison of notebooks: Letts of London, Letts of London Baroque, Rhodia webnotebook 80 g, Moleskine paper: Letts of London (LoL)x2, Rhodia & Moleskine

Notebook review: Rhodia web notebook 90 g –Close to perfection

Reviews of Leuchtturm: Leuchtturm – first review, Leuchtturm revisited, Leuchtturm as travel diary.  

ink samples & comparisons

Eleven inks with issues that I still love: Picky darlings – inks with issues

Samples of 12 inks reviewing Quo Vadis Habana – Quo Vadis Habana

Samples of 18 various inks when reviewing coolnotes

Comparison/Samples of Iroshizuku Momijo and Diamine Claret – pretty in pink II…

Comparison of 15 red/reddish inks leaning towards red – 15 inks

Comparison inks: blue, violet & purple – ten shades of ink on canson sketch paper

Comparison/samples bright colours: Happy inks

Comparison nine green inks (also review of Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku)

Comparison four blue inks: The blues of change

Samples/comparisons of eight inks: Four blues, two reds, one orange and one yellow

Samples/comparisons of eleven inks: eleven inks

Comparison between purples (also review of the Amazing Amethyst): Amazing Amethyst – Truly Amazing

Three pink-purple-lilac inks: amethyst, blackcurrant,  moon dust…

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