Let’s take a look at KWZ Cappuccino, a beautiful creamy coffee brown! Background information KWZ is a new-to-me ink brand, though it’s been on the market since 2012. Konrad Żurawski is the one-man owner and manufacturer: according to his website, he started off trying to improve inks he owned and started making iron gall inks. It used to be that you could only order inks through his website, but luckily, it’s becoming easier to get. KWZ inks are packages in a simple glass bottle. I believe you get 60ml of ink. There’s a sticker on the front with the name of the ink as well as a small swatch, which appear to all be done by hand. The first thing you’ll notice when you open the bottle is that you get a heavy whiff of a vanilla scent, similar to the smell of vanilla extract. If you’re sensitive to smells, this definitely will not be the ink brand for you. The scent dissipates eventually, but my notebook still smells a bit like vanilla if I put my nose to it. Taking a look: the scan KWZ Cappuccino is a brown that leans orange. It reminds me a lot of the color […]
Let’s take a look at De Atramentis Virgo! Background information I’ve talked about the De Atramentis brand on this blog before, and I don’t have anything else to add to that blurb! But if you’re new to the brand, there’s nothing wrong with an introduction, right? De Atramentis is like the German Noodler’s: it’s owned and operated by one person who makes everything! And just like Noodler’s, De Atramentis has a massive catalog. They have a ton of different colors, some scented, some repackaged as “specialty” inks (like the popular Alexander Hamilton being Aubergine in a different bottle). All De Atramentis inks come in the same bottle so far, and Virgo is no different. It’s a glass bottle with a simple paper label on the front that has the name of the ink. Since Virgo is a specialty ink, it also depicts an illustration of the Virgo constellation. You get 35 ml per bottle. It’s shaped a bit like a spool of thread, with two “rims” on it. Just like De Atramentis Pisces, Virgo comes in the Astrology line. The bottle says “olive green,” and I would pretty much agree. I think it’s a bit less yellow than the color […]
We’re taking a look at—deep breath—NAGASAWA PenStyle-Den KobeINK物語 #8 Arima Amber! There was a time you had to buy this ink in Japan or get a courier service to have it mailed to you. But we live in an incredible time, don’t we? pharaonisConrad is a Californian fountain pen lover. wintersharks.blogspot.com
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