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  1. I’ve been wanting to buy a Leman Bicolor Fountain Pen for about 4-5 years and have procrastinated for too long. What accelerated my purchase this month was due to my personal circumstances. I recently started Journalling everyday because I am going through a really down period in my life where I am demotivated and kind of lost with no direction. I’ve read that writing about positive aspects of your day, what you plan to do in future, and generally writing down your feelings can help to make you feel better. After doing so for a few weeks, I certainly found that this was helping me. So when I recently saw a promotion in the UK on Andy’s Pens website and decided to purchase because it was an amazing deal. It worked out £322.15 GBP ($385.21 USD as at 21 Jul 2022). In addition to a review, I wanted to show you all the unboxing experience if you purchase from Andy’s Pens. This was my first purchase from his store. Most of my previous Fountain Pen purchases have been from Cult Pens, The Hamilton Pen Company, and a local jewellery shop in Bristol. I wanted to show you how the (F) nib writes on Clairefontaine paper. I use the A5 Age Bag Notebooks with Pelikan 4001 Blue/Black ink. I wrote out a few quotes from my Quotes document that I keep online whenever I read something that resonates with me. Note: I asked for the nib to be changed after I found out how wide the CdA (M) nib is. I have been using much cheaper Sheaffer 100 Fountain Pens for a few years with an (M) nib. They write very thin and I’ve been very happy with them. Therefore, the unboxing pictures below are with the (M) nib as it was shipped to me, but one of the pictures is with the (F) nib after it was changed and I started writing with it. [Build Quality: 10/10] This pen makes me feel like royalty when I use it. The pen is solid, has excellent weight and weight distribution. It is just the right amount of heavy in all the right places, that’s the best way for me to describe it. I have gotten so used to using my small and light £30 Sheaffer 100 that this pen was a shock to the system when I used it. Many years had gone by when I last tried it in a pen shop about 5 years ago and I couldn’t remember exactly how it felt. It is quite simply in another league. The manufacturing and attention to detail is fantastic. The build quality justifies the price whether you buy it at the regular or discounted price. [Design: 10/10] The design of the metal cap and the polished body is superb. It is almost perfection in my personal opinion. It has a screw on cap which comes off very quickly when you give it a turn. The converter itself screws into the nib as well (i.e t’s not one where you just pull it out from the nib unit). I was disappointed that this is not made clear in any instructions because I did initially try to pull it out. When it didn’t budge, I thought I’d try screwing it out, which worked obviously! But by not making this clear, CdA could end up helping customers to damage these pens if like me they have only had cheap pens with converters up until now. [Nib: 10/10] The nib writes like it has been dipped in butter. It feels fantastic when using it with my Clairefontaine notebook. It really does make me feel like I’m a very important person who is signing some kind of international trade deal when I write with this nib. I absolutely love it. The engraving of the straight lines on the nib match the straight lines on the cap, which is a nice touch. Although when looking at the engraving in isolation from the cap, I suppose it’s a little boring than fancier patterns on other nibs. However, I understand why this has been done to match the cap. [Filling and Ink] I inked the pen by dipping the nib into the ink bottle. I normally remove the converter and fill that up by itself for my other pens. But as it can take time for the ink to flow through, I did it properly in the first instance. I struggled to fill up the converter entirely even after two attempts, even though I had submerged the nib enough from what I could see. Maybe I wasn’t quite doing it right, but I will probably go back to filling the converter directly in future as this is also less messy. [Writing Sample] INK: Pelikan 4001 Blue/Black (bought from Cult Pens) PAPER: Clairefontaine Age Bag Notebook [Summary] I absolutely love this pen and would highly recommend it to anyone. The way it makes you feel when writing is worth the price alone. It makes you feel special, and for my particular circumstances where I am feeling down at the moment, it really does uplift me when I am using a high quality product to write about my feelings and my plans for a better future.
  2. The Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint was the only ballpen I ever considered buying since I got into the habit of spending large sums of money on writing instruments, almost 5 years now. Knowingly or Unknowingly I never got myself to buy the (ballpoint)pen.Around March of this year,the Fountain Pen iteration of the Ballpoint was teased, it was love at first tease and so began the constant badgering of various pen retailers regarding launch and availability,always ending in disappointment,until Pen Chalet listed it on their website(first?) (June 20th) and I wasted no time in ordering mine. In eye bleeding Fluorescent Orange of course! Thanks to some amazing service by Pen Chalet,the pen reaches me in 2 days and has yet to leave my pocket, almost a month now. Presentation:The pen comes in a minimalist box with the Caran d'Ache logo on top and the Hexagonal logo on the sides. The bottom has the serial number sticker. Inside is the pen and a Standard Ink Cartridge of Idyllic Blue. Construction:At first glance the color of the pen hits like a wreaking ball! And after some squinting you want to pick it up.The paint job almost looks like Laquer,with some lighter tones along the edges. I have seen this same paint effect on the Caran d'Ache pencils. The pen has 6 sides to it with smooth edges which show off a different shade of the paint.Considering its a full metal construction its surprisngly light,robust and fells solid in the hand. The top finial is shiny metal with the Hexagonal Logo in embossed texture. The clip is chrome plated steel in the identical shape as on the Ballpoint pen. It has good tension and strength. Below the clip is "894 Caran d'Ache" printed in black and "Swiss Made" near the finial. I like this stealthy way of branding products.The cap and barrel are of a constant diameter through out the length.The bottom finial is also shiny metal with a minuscule gap between the finial and the barrel which allows the cap to be posted in a concealed way. Uncapping/Capping the pen is very reassuring and snug. It caps with a click. The Nib is a Steel #5 without a breatherhole and the Hexagonal Logo. I went with a Medium. The section is Glossy Black plastic which I have not found to be slippery. The section unscrews and a Cartridge or a Converter can be fitted.There is a 2mm step up from the section to the barrel,which may or maynot be uncomfortable depending on your grip. No issues for mine tho. Size Comparisons: Above to Below: Caran d'Ache Ivanhoe, Caran d'Ache 849 Fountain Pen, Lamy Al-Star, Pilot Metropolitan. Size wise the pen is pretty average and well balanced in the hand. Writing:The Medium Nib writes true to size and wet enough consistently for long writing sessions. Its very smooth,smooth enough to make it one of my smoothest Steel Nibs list topped by a Faber Castell steel nib. Another surprise was the softness to the nib.Its in no way a flex nib but it does have some pleasent bounce to it which makes you enjoy the nib a bit more compared to a nail. My medium definaytyly goes to a broad grade.I did not experience any flow isses out of the box so Kudos to Caran d'Ache for that. The Little things:The Color is very striking.Think traffic cone or High Visibility Jacket Orange! This pen WILL get noticed.The paint job is impeccable. Surprisingly soft nib.The pen has been clipped to Shirt Pockets and Jeans Pockets without any incident of accidental uncapping.The pen has been carried around daily for almost a Month and has suffered no cosmetic changes.Posting the pen makes it too long but does not make it back heavy.Plastic threads on section vs Metal Threads on the Section might breakdown over time.If you use a cartridge,a spare can be carried in the barrel.This color is very difficult to photograph! Conclusions:Pen Chalet has the pen listed at $52 which might be considered on the higher side for an "Entry Level" Pen but based on the construction and Performance of the Nib I will say it is well worth the money.The amazing color made sure that It was the first pen i reached for and has become inseparable from me.Highly Recommended.
  3. GAdrien1995

    Caran D'ache Nib Exchange

    I bought a Caran d’Ache Varius Ebony fountain pen in January 2020. I chose an OB nib to bring some variety to my expanding collection (6 fountain pens and 3 ballpoints). However, the OB nib was not what I expected and I hardly ever used the pen. I therefore decided to do something about it, which means either to have the nib reground or exchanged. First things first, I contacted Caran d’Ache customer service for a nib exchange. I received their answer today. I can send the pen to the factory where the nib will be inspected. If it is found to be in good condition, it will be exchanged free of charge. If it has been damaged, I will be charged 130 CHF for a nib exchange (roughly 130 USD). I think it is very reasonable and the customer service seems friendly. As I live in Switzerland, sending the pen back to the factory costs practically nothing (roughly 7 CHF). Sending the pen to America to have the nib reground, on the other hand, would be an expensive endeavour. For example, sending it to Mark Bacas (I have already used his services and I can personally recommend), having the nib reground and the pen sent back to me, would cost roughly the same and take way longer. The goal of this post is not just to tell you about my life and that of my pens, but to provide you with some information regarding Caran d’Ache customer service and the cost of their nib exchange. I found no information about that specific topic on the Internet and thought I would change that. So, if you want to have a Caran d’Ache nib exchanged, you now know how it works and how much it costs.
  4. I've got quite a collection of mechanical pencils, most of them of the drafting-kind. But lately I've been veering off towards more all-around pencils with a solid build. Find them much more pleasurable to carry out when visiting clients or going for a sketch session outside. So I spotted this Caran d'Ache 844 pencil in bright red over on a local stationary supply chain with a sweet 30% discount. Obviously, couldn't refrain from buying it. Even thou it is basically the same design as that of the 849 ballpoint (which I also own), and the Fixpencil 3mm lead holder (also own too), I find the mechanical pencil version a bit more satisfying than those. It is light, but sturdy since the body is also made out of aluminum. The clip is safe for carrying it on your shirt pocket and the 0.7mm lead size, makes it a great pencil for writing and sketching. The clicker works in a more satisfying way than that of the 849 ballpoint, and the overall build quality seems build to last. The red paint, looks deep and bright. Lastly, the lead the pencil came outfitted with, is lovingly smooth. A trademark of most Caran pencils I own, but something I wasn't expecting, since I have a quite a lot of experience with other lead brands such as Pilot Neox, Uni NanoDia, Hi-Uni GCRT, Tombow, and other Japanese leads with quite a nice quality and smooth feel. I must definitely need to order a spare pack. Do any of you have this pencil? What are your thoughts about it?
  5. I have tried searching though past threads without much success so, here goes .... If the CDA 'Goliath' refills are not your thing, what refill do you use? How hard a 'hack' was it? Do Parker refills really work?Does a Pilot G2 need to have the tip diameter sanded down?Do "needlepoint" refills work?Do refills need to be 'shimmed' to fit this pen?What refill options work for you? What are the easy 'refits' and what are the best refill upgrades? TIA, Sid
  6. visvamitra

    Ultra Violet - Caran D'ache

    When I got sick few years ago (virus called pens and inks), I started picking different inks. I was amazed by Caran d'Ache Color of the Earth inks. http://imageshack.com/a/img673/2926/Vi7las.jpg The thing is the inks were discontinued before I had a chance to try all of them. I was disappointed to hear Colors of the earth were replaced by Chromatics. http://imageshack.com/a/img661/4222/n8Zvpm.jpg OK, the bottle is cool, colors seem nice, so what's the problem? One - no more Amazon and Grand Canyon! I can get over Amazon, with time I started to prefer murkier greens, but Grand Canyon was in my top 5 of browns. Two - the price. OK, Chromatics bottles are 50 ml compared to Colors of the Earth 30 ml bottles yet the price per ml increased by 25,7 % (I compare prices in Poland : 55 PLN / 30 ml vs 115 PLN / 50 ml). Are they really worth it? Well, I like the way Caran d'Ache market their products, I like the bottle and the brand. If I'll be able to try all of these inks, I'll review them here. It will take time though. At the moment I have only sample of Organic Brown and Ultraviolet bottle. Some time ago I've reviewed Infinite grey which was cool. Cosmic Black Delicate Green Divine Pink Electric Orange Hypnotic Turquoise Idyllic Blue Infinite - Grey Infra Red Magnetic Blue Organic Brown Ultra Violet Vibrant GreenUltra Violet is rather "dry", moderately saturated and unreasonably expensive ink. It doesn't provide optimal lubrication for all nibs. It works well with wet writers but when used in dry nibs / pens with moderate flow the color looks washed-out. http://imageshack.com/a/img537/173/ZP2gg6.jpg I have mixed feelings about this one. The color is similar to Storm from Colors of the Earth series that I enjoyed a lot but somehow the writing experience is not as good as it used to be with Storm. Still I enjoy the color. It has some water resistance, it doesn't cause any bleedthrough but price/quality/writing experience ratio is rather low (it's subjective but the ink I had in Kaweco before Ultra Violet - Sailor's Ink of the Witch, Bung Box series is so much better in every way: lubrication, saturation, waterproofness). Happily the bottle of Ultra Violet was a gift so I can enjoy it for free If anyone of you having other Chromatics colors would consider selling me / trading samples (1,5 ml is enough) so I could complete the comparison of full series, please, PM me. Ink Splash http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9206/Kryhay.jpg Drops of ink on kitchen towel http://imageshack.com/a/img537/526/DNkqjN.jpg Waterproofness - weak / moderate http://imageshack.com/a/img912/3695/57Fn1D.jpg Software ID http://imageshack.com/a/img673/5158/ZdDjOi.jpg Color Range http://imageshack.com/a/img540/1460/OvqimB.jpg Oxford Recycled ( 90g, satined paper ), Lamy 2000, medium nib http://imageshack.com/a/img661/7430/JgPhgV.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img909/6783/ovLY17.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img540/1727/6INdhm.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img540/6850/FWVASO.jpg Copy paper, Kaweco Sport Classic, B http://imageshack.com/a/img661/4787/A8uP0O.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img905/1614/xfwHSw.jpg Comparison (scribbles made with Kaweco on absorbent paper) http://imageshack.com/a/img912/3586/x9yQtF.jpg
  7. visvamitra

    Infrared - Caran D'ache

    When I got sick few years ago (virus called pens and inks), I started picking different inks. I was amazed by Caran d'Ache Color of the Earth inks. http://imageshack.com/a/img673/2926/Vi7las.jpg The thing is the inks were discontinued before I had a chance to try all of them. I was disappointed to hear Colors of the earth were replaced by Chromatics. http://imageshack.com/a/img661/4222/n8Zvpm.jpg OK, the bottle is cool, colors seem nice, so what's the problem? One - no more Amazon and Grand Canyon! I can get over Amazon, with time I started to prefer murkier greens, but Grand Canyon was in my top 5 of browns. Two - the price. OK, Chromatics bottles are 50 ml compared to Colors of the Earth 30 ml bottles yet the price per ml increased by 25,7 % (I compare prices in Poland : 55 PLN / 30 ml vs 115 PLN / 50 ml). Are they really worth it? Well, I like the way Caran d'Ache market their products, I like the bottle and the brand. If I'll be able to try all of these inks, I'll review them here. It will take time though. At the moment I have only sample of Organic Brown and Ultraviolet bottle. Some time ago I've reviewed Infinite grey which was cool. Cosmic Black Delicate Green Divine Pink Electric Orange Hypnotic Turquoise Idyllic Blue Infinite - Grey Infra Red Magnetic Blue Organic Brown Ultra Violet Vibrant Green Infrared is nice, bright red (on poppy side of reds) that has litle shading. It behaves well on papers I've tried so far. When it comes to water resistance - it has none. Basdically the ink is rather nice but for the price I would expect much more than "rather nice" Ink Splash http://imageshack.com/a/img912/511/kjyM7T.jpg Drops of ink on kitchen towel http://imageshack.com/a/img540/5108/ZpZQTR.jpg Software ID http://imageshack.com/a/img673/1443/N24LQf.jpg Color Range http://imageshack.com/a/img537/1823/mYm4yx.jpg Waterproofness http://imageshack.com/a/img540/5743/Iu9BnF.jpg Oxford Recycled ( 90g, satined paper ), St Dupont Fidelio, M http://imageshack.com/a/img537/8894/eSHwYX.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img540/7892/O8kRNH.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img910/8586/aYEQhw.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img537/7958/9fF3wJ.jpg Rhodia Ivory, St Dupont Fidelio M http://imageshack.com/a/img907/176/hNyMLW.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img905/1083/NehP8T.jpg TeNeues, St Dupont Fidelio M http://imageshack.com/a/img537/5212/FJ94oN.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img538/7317/2F4ijA.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img901/9315/P4uCnQ.jpg
  8. Wemedge24

    Caran D'ache Ecridor Nib Removal

    Hi all, many years ago I gifted my father with a Caran d'Ache Ecridor, which he's probably never correctly cleaned. As expected, he's been experiencing many problems with the ink flow. He's now tasked me with fixing all his flow troubles. Anyway, I'd like to remove the nib (if possible) and thoroughly clean his pen but I've been unable to find any information regarding the removal of an Ecridor nib. Does anyone out there know how the nib is held in the feed? Is this a single unit that Caran d'Ache wants customers to replace as opposed to fix? If there are any workarounds I'd be very grateful to hear them. And if this topic has been explored already in some far-off corner of the FPN, please forgive me. I did some searching but couldn't find anything with an answer to my question. Thanks in advance for any Ecridor nib-removal advice!
  9. Hi fellow (fountain) pen enthusiasts, I will be visiting Zürich, Switzerland in the foreseable future and people told me I can get Caran d'Ache pens for much better prices than in other countries. So I'm looking for a good shop in Zürich where I could go and take a look and hopefully buy some beauties. My priorities are: good prices,good acccessibility from the city center with public transport or by footgood selection of Caran d'Ache pens. I'm interested in both ballpoint and foutnian pens, depends on what budget I will be able to have. So if you know any good shops which fill some or all of these criteria then do not hesitate to share your recommendation. Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.
  10. Sprool

    Cda Replacement Nib?

    I have a Caran D'Ache Ecridor fountain pen with medium nib - would prefer to try a fine sized nib as ink flow is a bit fast for my liking - does anyone do a third party replacement nib to fit? Can the nib be removed easily? Or do I have to buy whole replacement unit at around £57?
  11. Hi! I am new to the forum and would love to get some help identifying this Caran D'Ache fountain pen. The only thing written on it are "Swiss Made" and "gold plated "g"" Really appreciate any help! Thank you! NVR
  12. yawningreyhound

    Turquoise Ink Turned Green

    Hi all. I was looking to see if a new ink color was close to a favorite of mine, Caribbean Sea by Caran d'Ache. I got the Sea sample bottle out and dipped in a dip pen. I wrote with the ink and it was green. So I thought maybe I'd messed up when I filled the samples and got the Amazon out to see if there was Sea ink in there. Nope. Amazon was in Amazon. So I fetched my stock bottle of Caribbean Sea and filled a clean sample bottle and dipped the dip pen in there and, voila!, green ink. The original bottle has been stored in its box on an inner wall and the sample was stored in a closed cabinet. I had written on the sample bottle in Sea, so I had an accurate comparison. It's gone from that beautiful blue green of the Sea to .... green. I'm very sad. In the photo, the blue writing is what I was trying to compare to Caribbean Sea, and the green is now my Caribbean Sea.
  13. Hello pen experts. I have this fountain pen that I need your expert knowledge to help me identify with the year, model and if possible, the value. The pen's body has the engraving, "Caran D'Ache Gold Plated G" - Not sure what G means. The nib says 18C - 750 B - Not sure what 750 or B mean. The nib also has a number engraved inside above the screw 255816 - Not sure what this number is. http://i.imgur.com/ekXU4R8.jpg http://i.imgur.com/WExpnxE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6Z3BYhX.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UwvMaJm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cRvR3l9.jpg http://i.imgur.com/idw0v6u.jpg http://i.imgur.com/7gHoGPS.jpg Thanks Hossam
  14. Hi, Does anyone knows.... What is the difference between these covers (logo, without logo) Thanks.....
  15. I bought the caran d'ache 849 pen from a local store in Hong Kong. I broke the nib and I want to replace it, perhaps try a nip of different size even. However fountain pen is a rare thing here. Local store not selling replacement parts and i couldnt find any where else i could buy from. I tried the Caran d'ache official page and amazon, nobody seemed to be selling 849 fountain pen nibs, unless i buy the whole pen. Anybody knows a possible replacement for that? maybe some other third party nib that might fit in?
  16. Hello! I found a pen for sale a Caran d'ache Madison, but I can't find an exact photo of this one with the colored rings. Is it a special edition? Please help if you know. And also, a price of 60 -70 $ is ok for this pen? Thank you in advance!
  17. Greetings. I have ended up here several times via Google, so might as well join! I am a retired MD, long time user of a parker 45, which got me through med school note taking, and served until it fell from my pocket and got squashed by a car a few years back. My odyssey of refreshing old pens has led me into both coveting new (to me) pens, and to (finally) learning how to use and care for the old ones. Nice to be here!
  18. I recently received a Caran d'Ache Ecridor in guilloché. It's a beautiful pen, but unfortunately I had to send it in for maintenance due to a feed issue. I was always under the impression that these pens were palladium coated. However, the owner of the shop I brought it to seemed to suggest it was silver plated, as was written in his catalog. One of the reviews on FPN mentions it's silver plated and palladium coated, and a second look at the Caran d'Ache website lists various models in different plating. Does anyone know what metal is on the Ecridor?
  19. titrisol

    Caran D'ache Geneve

    Caran D'Ache Geneve M Review I got this pen as a present when I finished college (1990 something). It has thus a lot of sentimental value. I have rarely taken it out of the box, and I have used it only a few times, but life is short and it was time to use it. Appearance 10/10 I have the lacquer black version with gold trim. It is plain Gorgeous! The lacquer feels great and each detail is masterfully crafted. Cap is slanted at the top, with the CdA logo, and the clip has "wings" reminding me of the pilots uniforms from the 70s. The cap screws in with 1 full turn, with a rubber o-ring at the end which is great. However it is hard to keep it posted. The shape of the barrel is cigar like, and the nib section and grip are contoured. It fits well in my hand The converter section also has a rubber o-ring to keep it tight and prevent accidents. Weight and Size 10/10 The pen is made of brass with china lacquer on top, which give it a good balanced weight. The pen measures 14 cm closed, 12.5 cm unposted and about 16cm posted. Barrel diameter is 13mm at the cap and 8mm at the grip section When the cap is posted, there is more heft and the balance changes. I would prefer to keep the pen posted, but the cap tends to slip. Filing System 10/10 This pen uses international cartridges, as well as its own converter. The green converter looks great, and it screws into place. I have not used it though. The Nib 10/10 The Nib is gold, and looks great. The CdA logo proudly displayed and decorations that look like sun rays. The feed is very slim, not protruding from the back of the nib., which adds to the classy look. Value I've seen this pen selling for as much as $300 on eBay If you are going for the looks of it, it is a great value. Performance 8/10 The pen itself has a wonderful balance, it feels great in my hands and makes me want to write more. However the nib is very good, using a very smooth paper it glides over the paper nicely. Otherwise there is quite a lot of feedback and even noise that maybe worrisome. Very sensitive nib for my taste I'm used to more forgiving ones. not stellar, it feels scratchy out of the box. The tines are perfectly aligned and there is no visual defect I can see. I have tried fine tuning it with no luck; I assume this is just a bad exemplar. Summary I will always keep this pen close to my heart, as it has a lot of sentimental value. The looks are great, and the pen feels right in my hand. Unfortunately the nib doesn't perform as expected, and even though this may sound crazy a few of the cheap pens I have feel better when writing. Update: The combination of paper and ink was actually giving excessive feedback and noise, which I felt like scratching. Just testing on a smoother paper (Ampad - yellow engineering pad) the pen just glides over the paper and while there is a bit of feedback it is just enjoyable. I guess the nib is very sensitive and provides a lot of feedback which I'm not used to feel. Sample of my doctor's handwriting (Pelikan 4001 Blue)
  20. visvamitra

    Magnetic Blue - Caran D'ache

    When I got sick few years ago (virus called pens and inks), I started picking different inks. I was amazed by Caran d'Ache Color of the Earth inks. http://imageshack.com/a/img673/2926/Vi7las.jpg The thing is the inks were discontinued before I had a chance to try all of them. I was disappointed to hear Colors of the earth were replaced by Chromatics. http://imageshack.com/a/img661/4222/n8Zvpm.jpg OK, the bottle is cool, colors seem nice, so what's the problem? One - no more Amazon and Grand Canyon! I can get over Amazon, with time I started to prefer murkier greens, but Grand Canyon was in my top 5 of browns. Two - the price. OK, Chromatics bottles are 50 ml compared to Colors of the Earth 30 ml bottles yet the price per ml increased by 25,7 % (I compare prices in Poland : 55 PLN / 30 ml vs 115 PLN / 50 ml). Are they really worth it? Well, I like the way Caran d'Ache market their products, I like the bottle and the brand. If I'll be able to try all of these inks, I'll review them here. It will take time though. At the moment I have only sample of Organic Brown and Ultraviolet bottle. Some time ago I've reviewed Infinite grey which was cool. Cosmic Black Delicate Green Divine Pink Electric Orange Hypnotic Turquoise Idyllic Blue Infinite - Grey Infra Red Magnetic Blue Organic Brown Ultra Violet Vibrant Green Magnetic Blue is decent blue black with gint of purple. It's nice color but it's not really special. I know more complex blue - blacks. Ink Splash http://imageshack.com/a/img661/6025/OTir6i.jpg Drops of ink on kitchen towel http://imageshack.com/a/img912/2889/6yV1pt.jpg Software ID http://imageshack.com/a/img540/9651/7tFffu.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img540/9853/aLUKaj.jpg Waterproofness http://imageshack.com/a/img909/5526/cjPCnX.jpg Clairefontaine, Kaweco Classic Sport, B http://imageshack.com/a/img913/6896/bmdjC8.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img538/9716/bsHfm2.jpg Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B http://imageshack.com/a/img673/9086/SjgSAX.jpg Rhodia, Kaweco Sport Classic, B http://imageshack.com/a/img661/7830/owoziX.jpg Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9 http://imageshack.com/a/img661/3310/3nMd8X.jpg
  21. Hello Actually I failed to find data (the date of production) about the pen I got lately, Caran d'Ache marble blue lacquer ballpoint. I'm so thankful for any help H1N
  22. Hi friends, my first post here. I've reserved the Caran d'Ache Genève 70th Anniversary Edition which I will be paying for and picking up in 2 weeks. However, I can't find much information about the pen elsewhere online so if anyone can help me out and give me their thoughts if they know anything about the pen, I'd greatly appreciate it! Here's a picture, I hope it works: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/16731942_10158176724975585_1791580179_o.jpg?oh=25d435fec280231e7d936cb15ec0b076&oe=58A26CAA
  23. It's time for another Ink Giveaway PIF! I am giving away a nearly full bottle of Caran d'Ache Turquoise Green ink. This is an older ink that is discontinued. I think Caran d'Ache renamed this ink as "Caribbean Sea" ink before it was discontinued, and it has a devoted following. Here are the rules: 1) United States only. 2) Winners of my previous PIFs (Levenger, OMAS, Rotring, J. Herbin, Montblanc inks) are not eligible for this PIF. 3) Everyone who posts on this thread saying they want the ink through Saturday, February 11, 2017 is eligible. 4) On Sunday, Februrary 12, 2017 I'll post here to close the PIF and everyone ahead of me in the thread will be entered. I'll select a winner using the random number generator at random.org. I'll list the winner here, and contact them via PM to set up shipment. 5) I will ship to the winner for free, in exchange for a letter or postcard from you containing handwritten samples of your five favorite ink colors. Or, you can pay for shipping, whichever you prefer. (I will ship via USPS). OR if you will be attending the LA Pen Show on public day February 19, we can meet and I can give you the ink in person. 6) Winners who don't respond to my PM within three days after close of the PIF will forfeit their winning. I'll draw again to find another winner. Here are some photos and a writing sample of the ink.
  24. By "accident" I found few bottles of Colour of the Earth serie, Storm, Sunset, Amazon and Carbon. I am pretty sure I'll keep Amazon and Storm, still hesitating about Sunset. But what to do with the blacky-black Carbon ... Is this colour still worth to operate with (read "sell", because I don't like black ink, maximum is Sailor Doyou or GvFC Stony Grey ... or to trade for plain true flexible pen) ?
  25. julia239

    Caran D'ache Electric Orange

    First off, I love this ink! It’s not going to be for everyone, but it is definitely for me. The color will put off a lot of people – it is orange & bright. I happen to like bright colors & if you like inks that really demand attention, it might be one to consider. There is no arguing that it is expensive. For me, the price is justified by how well it performs. I generally use EF nibs which often have a lot of feedback. But with this ink, there is almost no feedback – I can barely feel it on the page. It’s like I’m using a medium or broad nib or a lubricated ink (like one of Noodler’s Eel series). There is very little shading, even with broader nibs. But for me, the lack of shading is okay. There was a very small amount of bleed-through on the copy paper (spotting) but not on any of the other papers. Ghosting was apparent on the Leuchtturm and Tomoe River, as is typical, but doesn’t impede the use of the back side of the page. My review was done in a Leuchtturm1917 with a Pilot Vanishing Point EF. The writing samples are (in order): Office Copy Paper with Pilot VP EF and TWSBI 580 F Tomoe River with TWSBI Eco B Rhodia Dotpad with Pilot VP EF and TWSBI 580 F This is my first review; I hope it's useful. Sorry about the photos instead of scans; for some reason my scanner turned the orange ink red.





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