Thursday, June 30, 2011
It's here, it's here, it's here! (My first Goulet Pens order)
After removing the bubble wrap, I ended up with this oblong object, all wrapped up in the Goulets' signature blue saran wrap. (And yes, as you can already see, I went a little overboard on these things...)
Each (tightly capped) little vial contains a generous portion of the given ink, and is nicely labeled.
I also bought this syringe kit, to make it easier to transfer ink from the vials to pens. The bottom of the vials is cone shaped, which should make it easier to fill a pen, but I imagine you'd still have trouble getting the last little bit. Plus, I are clumsy.
So, rather than futzing with dipping the nib, I took the converter out of my orange Safari and filled it with ink using one of the syringes. Selecting an ink to start with was tough! I admit to using the very childish close-your-eyes-and-grab-one method, and ended up with Diamine Majestic Blue.
All fueled up and ready to go!
I put the little Safari back together, waited a second for the ink to start, and we were off!
Looking forward to playing this ink for awhile, and with the rest of the colors as time goes on!