15 Comments

  1. Anzan Hoshin

    Liz, your photography is excellent.

    Regarding the ink, since you can’t wait to share, might it be Robert Oster?

    • wonderpens

      You are too kind! I have come a long way since my earliest days of blogging, however, the bar was pretty low then so I’m not sure how much that says, haha!

      I’m afraid it’s not Robert Oster – it’s a new line from Japan 🙂

  2. Helen

    I really like the colour of the new AL and I’ll bet it would go beautifully with Robert Oster inks. Just a thought.

    • wonderpens

      I’m a big fan of the newest AL as well (if you couldn’t tell!), and I’m glad to have it in my collection this season. We have heard great things about Robert Oster inks – a line for us to look into! 🙂

  3. Karen

    I can’t wait for mine to arrive with a medium nib and I have a bottle of Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo ink waiting! 😀

  4. Just received a big order from you last week, I guess I’ll have to place another one soon. I really want this pen and try your new inks, the Kyo No Oto. So glad you are bringing new inks.

  5. Sherrill

    Liz,
    I have totally fallen in love with this pen. I have not always matched my ink to my pen but with Sarah’s help I narrowed down some perfect ink colours and although Diamine Blue Steel was a close second, I chose Kaweco Paradise Blue and I LOVE it!!! This is quickly becoming the pen I grab first out of my pen case! 🙂

    • wonderpens

      I’m so glad to hear it! Although I am also not really a pen and ink matching person, I feel like in this case I really should’ve been! I did not even think of Kaweco inks, although I have the Kaweco Pearl Black in a pen now and am really enjoying it. Perhaps I will try it next! And of course Sarah is always excellent at helping with ink selections – I sometimes feel like I need her objective voice to help me rather than my own wishy-washy-ness!

      • Sherrill

        I hear you on all those points, Liz! This particular pen/ink match feels so right. (Similarly, earlier this year I matched my TWSBI Diamond 580AL Orange, with a bold nib, with Diamine Autumn Oak and I love that pen/ink match too!!). Question for you though — is the Kaweco Paradise Blue the same as Kaweco Turquoise? I only bought a sample of the Paradise Blue from Wonder Pens but I cannot seem to see that colour available for sale on your website…only Turquoise. Let me know and have a great day! Tell Sarah, Sherrill says hi!! 🙂

        • wonderpens

          The Kaweco Paradise Blue and Turquoise are the same! Sorry about the confusion 🙂

          I’m not usually a matching pen + ink person, but something about these TWSBI sort of calls for it. Your orange match is another good one, I may have to ink up my orange one as well!

          I will let Sarah know you say hello 🙂

  6. Debi

    I think a good match for this TWSBI would be Diamine Eau de Nil. It’s a medium-dark aqua color with tons of shading. That would be my choice!

    I’m normally not a fan of TWSBI 580 AL fountain pens because they’re SO big and you can’t post them. I generally post all of my pens; it just doesn’t feel right not to. And I have very small hands, so the TWSBI minis are just right for me. However, I’m on the fence on this one. I absolutely LOVE the soft aqua color; it’s my favorite! I wish I could get this color in a mini. Hmmm…I wonder if I could switch out the color pieces to a mini TWSBI? That would be quite a hack job, for sure. I might have to explore that option!

    I wonder if anyone out there has ever tried that…?

    • wonderpens

      That is a great choice of ink! I might have to try it in mine 🙂

      I know what you mean about the size: I have both 580s and Minis, and I generally prefer the Mini. However, like you, I love the turquoise colour! Unfortunately there is no way to swap between the 580 and Mini pieces, they are different sizes. However, TWSBI does release special editions in their Mini as well (blue, gold, etc.) so perhaps a turquoise is in the works.

      If you are interested in the 580 Turquoise, I would recommend picking one up from a retailer soon. We are all sold out in our shop, but if you find another shop that has it in stock, it probably won’t be in stock for long! 🙂

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