Inklings: Subscriptions and a Giveaway!17 February 2014
An Inkling, like the one above, is a beautiful and fun way to display inks in all their shady colourful glory. As a way of keeping this site running and of celebrating the hundreds of amazing inks there are, I am starting an Inkling Subscription programme.
A Gold Subscription will get you a completely original Inkling every month for $39 a quarter, including postage to anywhere in the world. A Silver Subscription will get you a completely original Inkling every quarter for $15 a quarter including postage to anywhere in the world.
If you’re interested you can sign up here but to celebrate launching the Inkling mission to take over the universe I am having a very special giveaway.
The prize is a Gold Subscription, worth $180: an Inkling every month for a whole year.
To enter, just leave a comment and tell me what your favourite ink is.
The giveaway finishes at
9am GMT 6pm on Saturday 1 March 2014 and the winner will be picked randomly. As an added bonus, if I’m able to get hold of the winner’s favourite ink here in the UK I’ll use that for his or her first Inkling. (If I can’t get hold of it then the winner will get to pick a different ink.) (Note, the site went down just when this giveaway was due to finish so I’ve extended it until this evening.)
(Update 20.2.14: A large part of the cost of the Inkling subscription is shipping. I’ve been able to find a cheaper way of doing this and thus reduce the prices. Everyone who’s already signed up will get a refund for the difference.)
I wish you all the success on this venture.
caran D’ache electric orange
Excellent colour!! Thanks for entering!
Noodler’s Blue Ghost (I love the mystery of it)
I don’t know that one. Noodler’s is annoyingly tricky to get hold of in the UK. Sounds really interesting though!!
Thanks for entering Cissy!
Waterman Violet has been my mainstay for years for its deep, royal tone, though lately I’ve begun to explore other colors and brands.
Good luck with your endeavor; it’s certainly a wonderful way to spread the fountain pen gospel.
Thanks! Violet would certainly be a fun colour for an Inkling!
How about Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo? Thanks for the opportunity to win your delightful inklings! I’m going to give those a try.
Another beautiful colour! I imagine an Inkling this colour would be a rather passionate being. Thanks for entering!
I love Diamine rustic brown. Gorgeous red-brown
I’ve just got a sample of that from this month’s Goulet Ink Drop. Looks beautiful! Thanks for entering!
I think my new favorite is Monteverde Brown.
That’s on my to-buy list! I have a feeling this giveaway is going to cost me a fortune. So many great ink ideas! Thanks for entering!
Without doubt one of the finest inks around – Iroshizuku Kon-Peki
The only reason I haven’t already got that one is because it seems everyone already has it! But perhaps there’s a reason for that and I should just stop being awkward!
Diamine oxblood or Noodler’s Dark Matter
Oxblood is a fantastic colour. I don’t know the Noodler’s one but really it’s worth it just for the name!
Outside of Noodles bad black moccasin, I enjoy writing with Diamond ancient copper.
Another great name for an ink I don’t know! But Ancient Copper is a most wonderful ink.
Sailor Jentle Grenade
I don’t have any Sailor inks! Shocking, I know, and something I need to remedy very soon!
Pilot iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki…. Mmmm orange!!
Ah yes orange. The best colour 🙂
Such a hard question! Akkerman Hopjesbruin… or maybe PR Avacado… Diamine Salamander… too hard to choose just one!
Yes it’s impossible to pick one really isn’t it! I love Salamander and Avacado is great too. Akkerman inks do look wonderful – I must buy some!!
Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses.
That looks an amazing and very interesting ink. Haven’t been able to find it in the UK yet, sadly 🙁
The only ink I have a pen dedicated to is Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki!
Yes… must get some! What’s the pen you’ve picked to use it with?
I’ve got it loaded in both my TWSBI Diamond italic and my new favorite Namiki Falcon with a custom grind left oblique flex nib.
Excellent in both cases!
Diamine Damson is my only one.
Good luck, Ian! Diamine Oxblood.
Thanks Robert! Fantastic pick!
Tough… Right now I think I’m liking Diamine Ancient Copper in a fine flex nib.
Yes! When I use Ancient Copper in my Noodler Nib Creaper it absolutely sings.
Diamine Ancient Copper is getting lots of love. I add my plaudits. Fantastic color.
Good luck with your new venture. Anything purple or turquoise. Some old favorites are Monteverde Purple, Private Reserve Ebony Purple, Sheaffer Turquoise, and Lamy Turquoise
They’d all make wonderfully cheerful bubbly Inklings!
I can’t believe I have pick one! If I were going with the herd, I’d say Ancient Copper, but I’m going to break out and say China Blue.
Oh yes, China Blue. One of my favourites too!
Waterman Harmonius green
I don’t know that one but if the colours as good as the name it should be fab!
Iroshizuku tsuki yo
Ah yes, one of my favourites too!
Noodler’s North African Violet
Not one I know but sounds very exotic and lovely.
What an awesome idea! (Love the name, by the way. Am I just imagining the literary reference?)
I’m quite new to fountain pens, but I’ve fallen in love with J. Herbin’s orange indien and amber de birmanie
Anything by J. Herbin is lovely!
Pelikan Edelstein Amber does it for me 🙂
And for me too. One of my very most favouritist.
That would be a great ink to draw an Inkling with!
Caran d’Ache Hypnotic Turquoise is my absolute favorite. : )
Iroshizuku Ink -Ku-jaku Peacock. I’m a bit color blind but I think it looks blue. Thanks
Sherwood Green from Private Reserve is superb!
No preference. Simply go with your gut when you’re doodling 🙂 Thank you for another giveaway