Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: J. Herbin Rouge Opera Fountain Pen Ink



This is a bit of a delayed review, thanks go to Karen over at Quo Vadis Blog for sending me this ink to review.

Info:
Paper: Rhodia Bloc N*14 5x5Pen: Hero 616

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Navigator
Inkjet Paper
24lb
8 1/2 x 11"


I think because of the time of day I took these pictures and the flash it came out darker then the actual color. This ink is a real vibrant red under bright lights and a bit more muted in low light.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm Back!

It's been a while and new post will be up soon. Where have I been, while until next time.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Glasses anyone?


I was in the market for an everyday pair of eyeglasses that if I broke/lost them no tears would be shed. I did a Google search and came across this website Zenni Optical. I got a complete pair of glasses in under two weeks for around $23! Feel free to check them out.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?


Sorry for the lack of post recently, I'm in the process of taking an online language course, through this great website called eduFire, I felt is was time for me to really work on my French. If anyone is in the market for a headset for online classes/Skype/Video Games the Microsoft LifeChat Lx-3000 Stero Headset is a great fine; I purchased mine from www.buy.com. I was worried if it would work with my Mac, but plugged it in and it was great. Absolon3 over at www.youtube.com has a great review of them if your interested.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Review: J. Herbin Orange Indien Fountain Pen Ink Review

Okay so I'm a little late with this review, thanks go to Karen over at Quo Vadis Blog for sending me this ink to review.


Info:
Paper: Rhodia Bloc N*14 5x5
Pen: Hero 616

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Navigator
Inkjet Paper
24lb
8 1/2 x 11"

This color really popped on the page, it came out bright and clean. Not a color that I would usually buy but really changed my mind.



Hopefully this review can give you some ideas if your in the market for Orange ink!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Review: J. Herbin Vert Empire Fountain Pen Ink Review



There's a couple reviews floating around the Internet about this ink so I wanted to show some pictures of it to give you an idea of the color if your in the market for a nice muted green ink.








Info:
Paper: Rhodia Bloc N*14 5x5
Pen: Hero 616










Thanks to the great folks at Quo Vadis Blog! who provided this sample to review!













Enjoy,
~C

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Review: Hero 616 Fountain Pen UPDATE


I forgot to mention the filling system of the Hero 616 Fountain pen so I felt I'll just do another post so I could add more pictures.



There is a small ink window, which does nothing to indicate ink level. It only indicates the color of the ink inside and turns clear when the ink is almost out.





It has a permanent squeeze filling system, which comprises a sac which is housed in metal. One fills the pen by pressing on a bar next to the sac, which flattens the sac, forcing air out, and releasing the bar so that ink is sucked in the sac as it expands again. Here's the trick to fill these pen all the way, once you get the pen filled once turn it right side up (the tip pointing to the sky) and press the bar again. Now put the pen's tip back into your ink and depress to take in more ink. Two fills should be enough I tried three and it became overfilled.