The Search for Ink


Who would have guessed that it would be such a challenge to find a local store that sells fountain pen ink?

Until a few days ago, when I received my very first fountain pen, I didn’t even know that they use special ink. Fortunately, while searching for a video on how to fill my pen, I learned this fact. 

The nearest stationery store didn’t have any, Office Depot doesn’t keep it in store, and after several minutes on hold with Michael’s we decided to just head up there and check for ourselves. 

I found some sweet washi tape rolls for my card making endeavors, but the spot for the single type of fountain pen ink they carry was empty. 

At least we found it at the Hobby Lobby down the street from the first Michael’s, otherwise we’d have had to drive another ten miles to the next nearest one, which also happens to be by a Hobby Lobby. I never thought about that before. 

Anyway, we got home after stopping for frozen yogurt, and I filled my pen. It writes beautifully, thank you. Now to put some fancy inks on my Amazon wish list…

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3 Comments on “The Search for Ink”

  1. susieshy45 says:

    I love writing with fountain pens and I am so glad you are reviving that tradition.
    I am a fountain pen fan- you are right they don’t have ink bottles any more- all they have are fountain pen ink refiller cartridges.
    Glad you found yours’.
    Susie

    • April says:

      My glass dip pen is still my favorite, but that could be because I don’t have the wide variety of ink colors for my fountain pen.

      • susieshy45 says:

        I wish I could send you the different colors of ink that I could get here- teachers use red ink and I have seen magenta, black, blue black and green used on occasion.
        Susie


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