Writing Well on a Budget

By The Economical Penster | Fountain pens don't need to be expensive to be good. This magazine celebrates economical pens, inks, and papers that provide excellent writing experiences without the high price tag.

The Moonman M2

Before I start this review I have to confess this is my first Eye Dropper (ED) fountain pen; I do have a number of pens that can convert to ED, such …

CHINESE PEN NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW | MAR. 2018

1. The Moonman Wancai<p>Four days ago, the in-house label of Shanghai Jingdian launched a cute little pen called Wancai (丸彩). The pocket pen costs ten …

Fountain Pens

KACO SKY II FOUNTAIN PEN REVIEW

<b>KACO</b> is a stationery company headquartered in Shanghai, China. Established 8 years ago, the company has been delivering stationeries with …

Stainless Steel

Review: @FaberCastell WritINK Fountain Pen @GoldspotPens

Thanks to Goldspot Pens for sending this Faber-Castell WritINK fountain pen for a review! It's cute and pink!<br>Thumbs up for the new series of writing …

Maruman 3Feet Notepad – A7

This was a little bit of an impulse buy because I had run out of Field Notes and didn’t want to buy another pack as I found myself using them less …

Notepads

PenBBS - a review of a beautiful and inexpensive acrylic fountain pen

Fountain Pens

Pilot Petits: Mini but Mighty

The Petit is a line of mini-pens that are small when capped, but reasonable in size when posted. They are made of lightweight plastic in fun colors, …

Fountain Pens

My Old Faithful! Diamine Majestic Blue

I am in the process of getting reviews done for some new and exciting inks, but man it’s hard to keep up these days! There are so many new brands …

Ink Price Evolution (Japan 2005-2018)

Official numbers say that the Japanese economy has been stagnated for a very long time. Prices in Japan, for instance, are remarkably stable. My …

Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen Review

Fountain Pens

Fountain Pen Revolution Darjeeling | Fountain Pen Review

I recently had a chance to review one of the newer models (the Himalaya) from value fountain pen retailer Fountain Pen Revolution. It was a pen that …

Fountain Pens

Beaufort Obsidian Black

I have been sent six inks to review from Beaufort. Below I will put links to the other six (which includes the overview, my maths hasn’t failed me.. …

My Chemical Romance

The Jinhao 991 Is a Wolf in Uni-ball’s Clothing

Sometimes a pen is just a pen. And sometimes a pen looks just like another pen, a rollerball pen, a pen made by a famous company, but when you take …

The Wing Sung 3008 – An Economical Masterpiece

I have a bit of a fascination with competitively priced pens, I think this stems from the fact that it makes collecting a wide range of different …

Diplomat Magnum SoftTouch Fountain Pen Review

(<i>Jeff Abbott is a regular contributor at The Pen Addict. You can find more from Jeff online at Draft Evolution and Twitter.</i>)The sub-$50 range of …

Fountain Pens

Berlin Notebook assaulted!

When United Inkdom asked me to ‘try’ the Berlin Notebook I promised them a full on assault! So, a couple of days later, a little packet arrived from …

Fountain Pen Revolution Himalaya | Fountain Pen Review

(18 Feb 2018) Correction: In both the video and written review, I mentioned that the Himalaya takes standard international cartridges and converters. …

Fountain Pens

Initial Impressions: Wing Sung 618 and Wing Sung 698 Piston Fillers

If you’ve been following the links in my Deals and Drops posts over the past few months, you might suspect that I've been dabbling in the world of …

Side Projects No. 1 – Renovating A Brass Delike Alpha

This is the first in a series of occasional posts talking about short projects I have undertaken; ranging from the things that went well, via not so …

Workbenches

Buying a New Pen: Some Decision-Making Tools

So, <i>let’s pretend</i> that I’m in the market for a nice, new fountain pen. It’s a stretch of the imagination I know, but stay with me. I am going to …

Maruman Reccer Memo Pad Review

(<i>Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter.</i>)I feel like I …

The Ultimate Guidebook for Chinese Pens

ABOUT THIS POST<p>I started this blog post trying to list all the useful information and buying links for the newly emerged stationery brands. It has …

eCommerce

CHINESE PEN NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW | FEB 2018

1. Live in You launched the Future<p>It has been quite a while since the designer brand gave us some hints about this next offer. Last weekend during an …

In Defense of Cheap

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how we in the pen and paper blogosphere tend to focus on the relatively expensive. I’m even guilty of …

Platinum Plaisir

I picked one of these up on my Christmas trip to Singapore. It cost me S$17 (just under £10), and definitely packs a punch!<p>It’s solidly built, …

A peek at the office pen cup.

When counting how many fountain pens I have currently inked and congratulating myself on how the numbers are down on previous levels, I tend to count …

Kaweco| Perkeo

I love it when packages arrive. I especially love it when the packages contain pens. I really, really love it when the packages contain TWO …

Review: Sheaffer Pop Glossy Lime Fountain Pen @GoldspotPens

Thanks to Goldspot Pens for sending this cute little Sheaffer Pop fountain pen for review!<b><br>ABOUT</b><br>Body material: Resin<br>Trim: Metal<br>Cap: Snap on<br>Posts: Yes, …

Fountain Pen Review: Wing Sung 618 Demonstrator

I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately but I think I was inspired to buy another cheap Chinese fountain pen from a photo on Economical Penster’s …