TWSBI Diamond 580AL Fountain Pen Review

This is the TWSBI Diamond 580AL fountain pen. The AL after the 580 refers to the aluminum parts which are the only difference between this pen and the rest of the 580s from TWSBI. I’ve had the TWSBI Mini for a while and really love everything about it. This was my first 580 or ‘full-sized’ […]

Win a Hobonichi “Techo” 2015 Tomoe River Planner!

Pen Paper Ink letter is turning 1! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate then giving away some amazing stuff to our readers! Our first giveaway is starting today and it’s for the just released Hobonichi “Techo” 2015 Planner straight from Japan! It’s an amazing planner and it’s a perfect match for us […]

Nock Co. Lookout 3 Pen Case Review

This is the first and only Nock Co. case I’ve owned. I’ve seen a few others but I think the Lookout was a good place to start for me with this new company founded by Brad and Jeff making products that so far have centered around pen and paper. It’s remarkably simple. It is a […]

The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Review

  This is the perfect pencil sharpener, with one caveat. It’s the pencil sharpener we all should have had in school. I don’t do pencil sharpener reviews every day so I’m going to go ahead and “get it all out” in this review. My wife is a teacher. My mom was a teacher. My mother-in-law […]

The Midori Traveler’s Notebook and System: An Introduction

This is a look at the Official Midori Traveler’s Notebook and some accessories. It’s part review and part overview. The system is similar to the Hobonichi Techo in that the blank slate you start with is meant to evolve into something more. It has a full fledged online community and a world-wide following. Just looking […]

Fountain Pen Review: Lamy Studio – Imperial Blue EF

This is the Lamy Studio Fountain pen in Imperial Blue. It is a nice pen. It’s not a gold nibbed vintage masterpiece but it’s a retro modern stylish pen with a ton going for it. And, if you spend a bit more there actually are a handful of options that will get you a Studio […]

WINKS #24 – Weekly Pen, Paper & Ink Links #PPILWINKS

It’s that time again! Here are your weekly pen, paper and ink links! There will be a load of these posts but I’m giving the link to tuw for it’s simplicity – Field Notes Unexposed Edition First Look Looks awesome Kokuyo Century Edition A5 Notebook Review tuw J. Herbin Orange Indien, Clairefontaine And A Giveaway ip Review: DeAtramentis Apple […]

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Nicely Noted: August Package Review @nicelynoted

I have to be honest and say that I somehow missed this Nicely Noted in a stack of things that came in a while back. At the same time I’m not exactly sure how I made it on the list for the package as I don’t have any records of communicating with them directly and […]

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Legitimate “Postal Associate” Job or Just a Scam?

I received the following email today and what at first sounded like a no brainer for a stay at home worker is now hitting me as a likely scam. It’s a private company “Postal Associate” but by reading between the lines appears to be a way of potentially trafficking goods. Does anyone have any thoughts […]

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TWSBI Diamond 580AL Fountain Pen Review

This is the TWSBI Diamond 580AL fountain pen. The AL after the 580 refers to the aluminum parts which are the only difference between this pen and the rest of the 580s from TWSBI. I’ve had the TWSBI Mini for a while and really love everything about it. This was my first 580 or ‘full-sized’ […]

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Name That! #16 – A Pop Culture ID

This one might be a bit obscure but can anyone name the show this screengrab comes from? Bonus points for what the character calls this setup. -Heath @WeThePPIL

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The Field Notes Clic Pen, a Bic Clic with a Mustache

Ok, the Field Notes pen is really just a Bic Clic. There’s probably some people who want to see a review of the Bic Clic but throw a few words in sans serif on it and bam, it’s a reverse superman. The one sentence review is that this pen is just fine for writing in […]

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Win a Hobonichi “Techo” 2015 Tomoe River Planner!

Pen Paper Ink letter is turning 1! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate then giving away some amazing stuff to our readers! Our first giveaway is starting today and it’s for the just released Hobonichi “Techo” 2015 Planner straight from Japan! It’s an amazing planner and it’s a perfect match for us […]

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WINKS #23, Technically THINKS – Weekly Pen, Paper & Ink Links #PPILWINKS

Sorry this didn’t get posted on Wednesday as is our normal practice, it’s just been one of those weeks. However, we now know that if we’re ever a day late again we can just call it a straight “THINKS” and be done with it. Here are our favorite links from the week! Something from FN […]

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Nock Co. Lookout 3 Pen Case Review

This is the first and only Nock Co. case I’ve owned. I’ve seen a few others but I think the Lookout was a good place to start for me with this new company founded by Brad and Jeff making products that so far have centered around pen and paper. It’s remarkably simple. It is a […]

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