Currently Inked #26 | 18 December 2016


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  • 1:45 – Do you ever use dip pens, and what has your experience been?
  • 3:45 – My Noodler’s Neponset smells like rotten cheese. How do I get rid of the smell? Will soaking in vinegar work?
  • 4:50 – What’s the difference between ink wetness and lubrication? How is ink lubricated?
  • 9:05 – Currently Inked #1 – Aurora Ipsilon w/ Diamine Shimmertastic Purple Pazzazz
  • 10:10 – What laser print do you use to print the lines on Tomoe River paper?
  • 12:30 – Which is your single best daily writer?
  • 14:10 – Are there quick dry inks you can recommend rather than adjusting nibs to be less wet?
  • 16:45 – What do you think of pointed-nib calligraphy styles and who is your favorite calligrapher?
  • 19:45 – Sponsor: La Couronne Du Comte
  • 21:30 – Currently Inked #2 – Sheaffer Legacy 2 with KWZ Brown #3 ink
  • 23:30 – What goes into the decision-making process before buying a new pen?
  • 27:45 – Have you ever used the Platinum Preppy?
  • 29:05 – Why does an ink bleed in my Goldenstar 565, but not when I use the same ink in my other pens?
  • 31:10 – Currently Inked #3 – Delta Dolcevita Federico Stantuffo with Sailor Bungbox Imperial Purple
  • 33:20 – Which ink would you use to recreate the feel of ice
  • 34:25 – Can you name a couple of typical wet noodle pens?
  • 38:20 – What are some of the better pens using tipped stub nibs?
  • rmonster

    I use a dip pen to just start and end letters that I write to people, and write the actual text of the letter with a fountain pen. I’m not especially skilled; you don’t need to be super talented, just patient.

  • Julie Anne Hawkes

    I have that inkwell that came with the sheaffer legacy 2 as well. I filled mine with food coloring and water to look like its filled with ink, and it looks really nice on my windowsill in my writing room 🙂