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THE GIVEAWAY OFFER I'm giving away two separate Sailor Shikiori ink sampler sets, consisting of 0.7-0.75ml samples supplied in resealable 1.5ml centrifuge tubes. The specific inks included in each set are: Set SS01: souten, shigure, miruai, yonaga, okuyama, rikyucha, kinmokusei Set SS02: yamadori, chushu, tokiwamatsu, shimoyo, yodaki, doyou, nioisumire Each set will be packaged in a small cardboard mailer with sufficient protection (along the lines of this here), and include either a 0.5ml plastic pipette, or a 1ml syringe with a plastic blunt-tip 14-gauge needle, for easy transfer of the i
THE GIVEAWAY OFFER I'm giving away three separate Pilot Iroshizuku ink sampler sets, consisting of 0.7-0.75ml samples supplied in resealable 1.5ml centrifuge tubes. The specific inks included in each set are: Set PI01: tsutsuji, momiji, yu-yake, ku-jaku, kon-peki, ama-iro, kiri-same, yama-guri Set PI02: tsukushi, yama-budo, kosumosu, shin-ryoku, tsuki-yo, tsuyu-kusa, ajisai, take-sumi Set PI03: fuyu-gaki, ina-ho, chiku-rin, syo-ro, fuyu-syogun, asa-gao, murasaki-shikibu, shin-kai Each set will be packaged in a small cardboard mailer with sufficient protection (along the lines of this here),
I was wondering how many fountain pens are sold every year. I read that the fountain pen industry sells $1 billion of pens. I can't find how many individual pens are sold. Anyone know the average selling price of fountain pens. I could come up with some estimates of number of units sold. For instance, if I assume $200 asp then I get 5,000,000 fountain pens sold worldwide. I would really appreciate some solid sources that have units sold numbers. It could be any year since 2000.
I did a search on the forum and found a US, British and South Korean ink (sample) exchange, but nothing that covers my neck of the woods (well, at least not in the 10 pages of results my search returned). I see pictures and read descriptions of inks pretty much daily. Many of them leave me curious about how they are in the analog world. Unfortunately, many of these inks (e.g. Noodlers) are not available here and I simply don't have the budget to buy every ink I'd like to try. I really can't imagine I'm the only one with this problem, so I'd like to know if there are other folks here that wou