Goulet Pens February 2013 Ink Drop

Early each month I receive a delightful package of ink samples from Goulet Pens. This month was a bevy of purple and red in celebration of Valentines Day. Purple and red are my favorite ink colors and this ink drop include De Atramentis Auburgine, Diamine Deep Magenta, Iroshizuku Yama-budo, Rohrer and Klinger Cassia and Sailor Jentle Grenade.

I’ve been using De Atramentis Auburgine in my Pilot Custom, fine point fountain pen. It is very dark and shows up well in this fine point pen. It’s too dark of a color to shade well and is quite different than my other purple inks, it’s more red. I might have to purchase a bottle of this ink at a future time. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Diamine Deep Magenta is a bright, vibrant ink. I enjoy pink and this one is very cheerful. It’s not as bright as De Atramentis Dianthus though in the same color family.

Iroshizuku Yama-budo was introduced to me by a friend. I love the Iroshizuku ink bottles. I’ll share a Pilot ink company photo, their ink bottles are works of art. pilot-iroshizuku-inks_0

I have this ink loaded continuously in my daily carry Sheaffer Goldfilled Triumph. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rohrer and Klinger Cassia is a new purple and I like it. If I didn’t have several purple inks I would order a bottle of this ink right away. It’s behaving well in my Pilot Metal Falcon .

Sailor Jentle Grenade is a beautiful shaded red with such subtlety. It’s hard to describe and I can’t wait to try it in different pens. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


I’ve been working on improving my handwriting. As usual my workspace is intensely messy with fountain pens, ink, paper. Today I put down a few lines with j. Herbin Bleu Pervence and Pouissere de Lune among others. A partial Los of pens: Platinum Sterling Silver nib fine 18 kt white gold, Cross medium nib 14 kt yellow gold, various Sheaffers, Pilot 78G Italic BB, wing sung 233, Plilot PG 200, Waterman Carene Stub, Montblanc 22, Montblanc 22, Perker 21, Montblanc 144, Twisbi 540 and Mini. Some of the inks: Sheaffer blue, De Atramentis Bamboo Green, Sandalwood, j. herbin Lierre Sauvage, Diamine Apple Glory, Caran d’Ache Amazon, Caribbean, Montblanc Burgundy, J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir, Enjoy.