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The Writing Desk Journal

Bringing you news and articles on all aspects of fountain pens and ink.

Stocking fillers: a buyer's guide

Stocking fillers: a buyer's guide


by Anna and Martin

Buying the perfect gift for the fountain pen lover in your life can be difficult at times as we appear to be such choosy ....

How to disassemble and repair your TWSBI Diamond

How to disassemble and repair your TWSBI Diamond


by Anna and Martin

The Diamond series of fountain pens from TWSBI are all designed to be user-serviceable. Although the instructions are qu ....

Visit to the Yard-O-Led Factory

Visit to the Yard-O-Led Factory


by Anna and Martin

In February we made a fascinating trip to the Yard-O-Led factory in Birmingham. Based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter ....

Painting with Diamine inks

Painting with Diamine inks


by Victoria Parsons

"I am a wildlife artist and use the Diamine inks for my animal ink paintings. I absolutely love them!" Painti ....

Writing Chinese characers with a Kaweco Sport

Writing Chinese characers with a Kaweco Sport


by Thomas Wood

Customer Thomas Wood wrote the following Chinese script with a Kaweco Sport fountain pen. You can read the translation b ....

Testing Rohrer and Klingner Document Ink

Testing Rohrer and Klingner Document Ink


by Deborah Rehmat

Permanent waterproof ink for a fountain pen is an essential part of my sketching kit. For a long time I used just Noodle ....

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