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.

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

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


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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Review: Hero 616 Fountain Pen

Here's a quick picture post of some new fountain pens that I purchased to test out ink colors and to have a everyday fountain pen. I got this pack from eBay, for a little less then $11 including shipping & handling so they cost me about $1.10 a piece. :D

I'll have some reviews on inks coming soon.