1. ceewilson

    That KWZ Maple Red looks pretty close to Diamine Oxblood, but a tiny bit brighter. Sort of wish I had grabbed some at the pen show. How are you liking the Vac Mini? Diamine Brandy Dazzle is a fairly festive ink.

    • I am loving the Vac-Mini!! It is both an advantage and a downfall that it has such a huge ink capacity, because I don’t get to fill it that often – in fact, I’m still on my first fill, which I think I will be on for the next two months… The KWZ Maple Red is nice! You’re right, it’s definitely close to Diamine Oxblood! Which is more up my alley than the brighter reds, so it will also be nice to have even after the Christmas season 🙂

      • ceewilson

        I’m enjoying mine as well, though I think I need to work on the nib a bit to make it a bit juicier. Thank you for the KWZ Maple Red once again, it’s a very cool ink.

      • Doug England

        I’m enjoying my Vac Mini as the primary pen I use to retrain myself to write. My engineering background has had me lettering (printing all-caps) for more years than I want to admit. I was not aware of the idiosyncrasies of the vac fill when I purchased the pen. Now that I know to leave the plunger cap unscrewed when in use to keep ink flowing, it does not run dry frequently anymore 🙂

        • wonderpens

          I’m glad you are enjoying your TWSBI! I’m also glad to hear that unscrewing the plunger cap helps to keep your pen writing and flowing well! I use my VacMini all the time – it has temporarily replaced my Mini and my 580… but I’m sure those will come back into rotation soon 🙂

  2. I did a little pen sketch of Clara from The Nutcracker ballet with the new Noodler’s General of the Armies ink that I bought from you, and filled the neon lime Lamy Safari I bought from you. Does that count? Come on, what could be more Christmas-y than that?

    • Yup, definitely!! I have yet to try General of the Armies, but I seem to hear a lot of good things about it! It will have to go on my list for the new year. And of course, I love my Neon-Lime, so I might have to try the same combination as you 🙂

  3. Ruth

    I wrote my Christmas cards with J. Herbin Emeraude de Chivor and Rouge Hematite. They definitely made my cards look more festive! And it was so much fun to do!

  4. Liz –
    What brand of pen roll do you use, and do you sell it in your shop? I’ve bought a couple from different sources. One the leather is a little stiff, the other too thin. Always looking to upgrade the writing experience.



    • Hi Dave 🙂
      It’s the Superior Labor Pen Roll – and we do sell it! https://www.wonderpens.ca/Superior_Labor_s/1996.htm

      I love mine! The leather will be pretty stiff when you first get it, but mine has really worked in nicely, and I’ve had mine for maybe half a year. I do use mine a lot, rolling and unrolling and I bring it around with me everywhere I go. If you’re ever available to drop by the shop, you can take a look at the different colours, and also see how soft the leather gets over time! 🙂

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