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Where Has Graf Von Faber-Castell Gone?



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I was recently looking at my profile and debating whether I should add a favorite ink. One of my favorites when using cartridges has always been Graf von Faber-Castell's Hazelnut Brown.

 

Graf's inks no longer seem to be available at the U.S. stores I normally order from (Goulet, Pen Chalet). The manufacturer's site doesn't seem to have a direct-to-consumer sales option.

 

The ink does still appear to be in production, and is available at JetPens, but it seems slightly ridiculous to order a European ink from Japan to go the Americas.

 

Does anyone know the status of these inks in North America? Thanks.

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The ink does still appear to be in production, and is available at JetPens, but it seems slightly ridiculous to order a European ink from Japan to go the Americas.

JetPens is an online store that operates from San Jose, California.

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VANNESS, Pen Boutique & Goldspot all seem to have it listed on their web sites.

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Anderson Pens also has Graf von Faber Castell inks online, including the Hazelnut Brown in bottles and cartridges. They have a store in Chicago and ship online from Wisconsin. I buy regularly from them.

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essayfaire

JetPens is an online store that operates from San Jose, California.

Huh! I knew they shipped from California, but I always thought that was after their warehouse was stocked from Japan.

 

Thank you, everyone, for the other suggestions. I'm glad to see I have some options after all. Perhaps they have just shrunk their distribution network.

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"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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