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hi guys. just joined the "FPN" after i was looking for this pen my dad had bought back in the 90s. growing up, we used fountain pens at school. i almost always had a parker vector (which i kept on loosing) or a bunch of hero (parker 51 look alike) pens while my sister had an actual parker 51. i was going through our old boxes and came across a pen set that my dad had picked up at an expo back around 1997. it was a "pen quest 2000" all steel body ballpoint, roller ball and fountain pen. i looked it up online and it brought me to the fountain pen network where someone had posted pictures of.
Just got a note in the mail with this information that I found interesting in terms of a big project Anderson Pens has done with ink swabs. Looks pretty good. (I hope I selected the right forum; if Market Watch is better, I assume a moderator will move it.) http://blog.andersonpens.com/time-new-ink-swabs/?utm_source=AndersonPens+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=8f3dd768a9-April_12_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d365a86f6c-8f3dd768a9-80055269
One of my many journals contains accounts of the exploits of our cats. Each cat is represented by its own color of ink. At the present time, we have only two cats, but the journal book contains entries for four, two having died in the last couple of years. I can't reassign one of the used colors until I start a new book. Here are the assigned colors so far: Furgason - Herbin's Perle Noire - matches his black coat. Tig - vintage Emerald Green Skrip - matches the catnip patch where he liked to hang out Sasha - Levenger's Cocoa - he is a streaky butterscotch color Polly - to be assigned Backstor
I tend to use dark colors for business. Most comonly a blue or black - often a water resistant ink. For journaling, letters, notes to myself, and other non-business uses I find that I've more and more gone with a medium to darker brown. Occasionally I'll veer off and use a dark red like Widow Maker or Tianamen. There are times when I load the Sherwood Forrest or Squeteague or even a medium blue, like Noodler's American Blue. But I'd say that 50 or 60% of the time, pens not inked up for business use are loaded with one or another shade of Brown or Sepia ink. What about you? What are you