Blerline, Mobile Device Trace Pads Kickstarter Project Hands-On Review

This project, blerline, feels like the exact opposite of the review I posted yesterday for the DotPen kickstarter project. That took an analog tool and used tech to make it digital. This project used tech, specifically Apple mobile devices and tablets, to inspire an analog use. I know that’s a bit buzzword happy but I hope […]

Original Crown Mill Pure Cotton Envelopes and Tablet Review

Original Crown Mill is one of the most well known, if not the most well known, letter writing papers in the fountain pen community. Tomoe River might be considered nicer in some cases but it’s something altogether different. Original Crown Mill does a great job of making paper tablets and matching envelopes which is a […]

The PPIL Fountain Pen & Paper Starter Kit (aka If I had $100)

I’ve often been asked “what do I need to get started in the fountain pen habit?” or “What should I buy?” I hope in this post to give you the ultimate answer, as far as the products are concerned, for how you too can get in the game. I am using the $100 budget (not including shipping) […]

Blerline, Mobile Device Trace Pads Kickstarter Project Hands-On Review

This project, blerline, feels like the exact opposite of the review I posted yesterday for the DotPen kickstarter project. That took an analog tool and used tech to make it digital. This project used tech, specifically Apple mobile devices and tablets, to inspire an analog use. I know that’s a bit buzzword happy but I hope […]

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Do you do Back to School?

Back to school shopping isn’t part of what I do right now. I’ve been out for about 10 years and my kids won’t for another few years. That doesn’t mean I don’t check out the back to school sales each year. It’s the best and worst of pen and paper shopping. There’s an excitement and […]

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Kickstarter Project DotPen Active Stylus Pen with 1.9mm tip Review

UPDATE: Many people have emailed and messaged us that a pen that looks the exact same as this one is already on the market for pre-order and being sold as the ReGear Pro Active Stylus with Fine Tip. I am hoping for some explanation from dot-tec to update you with but I felt the need to share […]

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WINKS #16 – Weekly Pen, Paper & Ink Links #PPILWINKS

Starting this week we’ll have a section at the very end of our WINKS posts for the most popular PPIL posts since the last WINKS so don’t forget to scroll all the way to the end to see if there’s anything you’ve missed this week! Pen Links Noodler’s Neponset with Music Nib Review – An […]

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Original Crown Mill Pure Cotton Envelopes and Tablet Review

Original Crown Mill is one of the most well known, if not the most well known, letter writing papers in the fountain pen community. Tomoe River might be considered nicer in some cases but it’s something altogether different. Original Crown Mill does a great job of making paper tablets and matching envelopes which is a […]

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Moleskine Voyageur, A Cloth Covered 4″ x 7″ Traveller’s Notebook Coming Soon

This is the first new product from Moleskine that I’ve thought I might check out since they introduced their dot grid paper a while back. I didn’t get any of that because the covers were pastels but I need to check back in to see if they have expanded that line. This notebook has a […]

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Kickstarter Hands-On Review – STRYKER: A Tactical Anti-Microbial Rollerball Click Pen

The first thing I will say is that this pen has already been funded and as such promised to come out although it’s not to the deadline as of this review. There is no need to push for this to make it to the minimum goal threshold at this point. However, if you want to […]

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Kickstarter of the Week: Cartegram – Find Your Adventure (Only 4 Days Left!)

I love the idea of prompts in notebooks. I’ve not used all that many but I feel they help me to write more and do more and even think more. Don’t get me wrong, a big blank sheet can be inciting but way Len Kendall has setup this interactive game for incorporating “a custom pocket notebook, biodegradable […]

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The PPIL Fountain Pen & Paper Starter Kit (aka If I had $100)

I’ve often been asked “what do I need to get started in the fountain pen habit?” or “What should I buy?” I hope in this post to give you the ultimate answer, as far as the products are concerned, for how you too can get in the game. I am using the $100 budget (not including shipping) […]

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