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Fountain pen & ink roundup| Week 3, June 2019

The new Vinta Ink collection is here, the Everything Calligraphy sale was a treat, and there’s a new guide on how to write with italic nibs just in case you were wondering.

Also, did we say that our Instagram giveaway is still ongoing? Because the second round is already out and the winner for the first round has been named.

The Carnival Collection

Vinta Inks continue to sail in new colors, with the new collection now available on their website. If the teasers that came out two weeks ago were too interesting for you, now is the time for you to get a bottle (or four) on their website.

Platinum #3776 Century Rokka release delayed

There’s a snowflake-inspired addition to the Japanese brand’s Mount Fuji scenery lineup, but collectors will have to wait for a bit more time before it goes out to the market.

” The launch of #3776 CENTURY ROKKA fountain pen from the Fuji Shunkei Series that was scheduled for July 1, 2019, will be postponed as the quality improvement of the pen’s delicate exterior design is taking longer time than expected,” said the statement posted online on June 17. The new release date on July 11, not a bad wait for such a beautiful demonstrator.

Local availability is not sure at the moment, but there was at least one pre-orders open in one of the local Facebook groups.

Limited USA-exclusive Lamy Safari goes on sale

Lamy released a USA exclusive just in time for Flag Day, and its aptly colored red white and blue. What do you think about this color combination?

Lorraine of Calligraphy Spot is back on YouTube!

Screengrab of Lorraine’s latest video update

If you’re a member of the Fountain Pen Network – Philippines Facebook page, there’s no way you’ve haven’t seen Lorraine’s work, as she frequently posts beautifully-written quotes on the group.

She starts anew on YouTube with a guide on how she uses italic nibs. Subscribe now for more fountain pen and handwriting guides

Everything Calligraphy Warehouse Sale recap

One of our writers dropped by the sale last weekend. In case you missed it, check out this post to see what happened.

@thepennoob’s Instagram Giveaway

We started a giveaway last week, in celebration of getting 500 followers on Instagram.

Our first winner through luck of the draw, receiving a Php500 e-GC for an Everything Calligraphy purchase, is…



If you’re reading this, Josef, please respond to our Instagram private message to get your prize!

The second round of our giveaway is on! Everything you need to know can be found below.

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Hello there pen folks! ?️?️?️ It is the 2nd round of our giveaway. If you’re looking for the 1st round’s winner, head over to the pennoob website for the results on the upcoming weekly fountain pen and ink recap. Up for grabs this time is… …a ✒️Caran d’Ache 849 ✒️care of @micahfinds! If you’re based in the Philippines, here’s how you can win: ❶ Follow @thepennoob and @micahfinds ❷ Like this post ❸ On this photo: Tag 3 Pen Friends, and tell us something great about them! ❹ On @micahfinds’ photo: Tag 3 Pen Friends, and guess their favorite nib size. Make sure you’ll do all steps for your entry! It will be worth it. Lucky winner will be drawn next weekend! #500pennoobs #fpnph

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So that’s it for this week!

We have a handful of posts for the next coming days, including paper reviews and our first non-IG fountain pen review. Watch out for it!

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