The Pen Addict is a weekly fix for all things stationery. Pens, pencils, paper, ink – you name it, and Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley are into it. Join as they geek out over the analog tools they love so dearly.

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#41: I Liken It To Unicorn Poop

February 6th, 2013 · 39 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about his latest fountain pen purchase, and most importantly, the nib he went out of his comfort zone to buy. The guys also dig into some reader mail, and Brad talks about the roadblocks in getting his ink review series started.


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In this episode Brad talks about his latest fountain pen purchase, and most importantly, the nib he went out of his comfort zone to buy. The guys also dig into some reader mail, and Brad talks about the roadblocks in getting his ink review series started.

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Pen Ink Definitions:

Shading - Variation in color depth and saturation due to uneven application of ink to the paper as the pen moves more or less rapidly and in changing directions.
Saturation - The aspect of color that describes the intensity of hue.
Dry Time - The length of time it takes for the ink to no longer smear on the page.
Waterproof - How resistant to water is the ink.
Flow - How does the ink flow from the nib - dry or wet.