Vinta Inks set sail for PH fountain pens

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Inspired by the colorful Zamboangan boat that traditionally rode the waters of Mindanao, Vinta Inks is the newest collection of handmade fountain pen inks made in the Philippines. Its initial 10-color release is a callback to the vibrant Filipino heritage and an ode to local craftsmanship. From Datu Sikatuna’s blood compact with Miguel Lopez de […]

Pen, paper reigns supreme for creatives – survey

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Just in case you need more reason to defend your growing fountain pen and notebook collection, the WeTransfer Ideas Report 2018 has an interesting insight: Analog note-taking is the preferred method of creatives in recording ideas.  “Despite the digital revolution, pen and paper remain the king and queen of note-taking,” said the report released in […]

These ‘troublemakers’ want to ink your fountain pens with no trouble


“I think, we’re still in that phase where the usage of fountain pens is percolating downwards to like everyday use, like students.””

Is it fountain pen friendly? CBTL’s 2019 Giving Journal

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf continues its tradition of generosity as they release the 2019 Giving Journal, which comes in four cover options. The journal is redeemable after collecting 12 stamps, one for each predetermined drink, and supports the company’s partnership with Real LIFE Foundation. Full mechanics are available here. Collectors can pick from […]

5 reasons why Manila Fountain Pen Show is worth checking out

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The 1st Manila Fountain Pen show is coming up, and if you are new to the hobby or still need some convincing, the event on October 27 is the perfect place for you.

First fountain pen show to premiere in Manila


The first Manila Fountain Pen Show on October 27 at SMX Meeting Room 1 in SM Aura, from 10 am to 6 pm, will showcase the analog lifestyle to both the enthusiast and the newly curious.

3 science-backed reasons why you have to try fountain pens

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Why should you try fountain pens? counts the ways.

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It’s a strange fascination for some, I guess, to obsess on fine-liners, felt-tip pens, retractable gel writers, and hard-bound black cover notebooks when a Pilot ball pen and Corona notebook would do. But there are stranger things that we could obsess on, like from purely pink houses to Santa Clauses, and we love it. My […]

7 things fountain pen beginners should know before jumping in

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The world of fountain pens sure is exciting, but there are some things that you should know at the start of your journey.

How I got started with fountain pens

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Being a Xennial, I would say I have been a pen and paper guy for as long as I can remember. Maybe more so than the average person – in grade school, I was the 10-year old nerd who had the Trapper Keeper with the ready-cut 1/4 and 1/2 sheets of paper – cross- and […]