This is an open call for currently inked suggestions ^_^. I recently got a cute little book made by a company called Inky Fingers. I attempted to start a currently inked list, but like the entries in my hobonichi, I just seem to lack the discipline. How do you all keep your inked pens organized?
The actual execution is about as bad as this photo lol. The paper is good, shows a lot of shading but no sheen. There is very minimal bleed when using regular amounts of ink. It is a nice pocket notebook, but I found myself having a hard time remembering to write down what I inked. Perhaps I should just ink less pens?
I have one of these cute little notebooks to give away along with some unclaimed prizes!
For whatever reason these prizes went unclaimed so I am rolling them both in with this notebook for a larger than usual giveaway!
1x Inky Fingers Notebook
1x Smoky Quartz Ink Bottle
1x Lamy Pacific Blue Al-Star
Open to the USA
How to win:
- Comment here about how you keep your ink pens organized! (2 Entries)
- Comment on the FB FPN post about this giveaway. (1 Entry)
- Tag two friends on the IG post about this giveaway and regram/repost the photo tagging @squishy.ink. (2 Entries)
- As always any and all subs are worth an entry just let me know ^_^. (1 Entry Each)
- I really want these items to find a new loving home, so if you do win please claim your prize within five days 🙂
- As always have fun, and thank you for making this community amazing!
April 11, 2017 at 9:43 am
I only have three bottles on ink so I just line them up on my desk! 🙂
April 11, 2017 at 9:45 am
I have an art caddy for my pens. Stole it from my kids!
April 11, 2017 at 9:51 am
My currently used pens usually sit happily on my desk or in my Aston pen sleeve. Otherwise they go into the pen cup where they can be loved later.
Subbed! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway as usual!
April 11, 2017 at 10:09 am
Generally, I can remember what’s in what pen, but I am starting to forget. I used to dedicate a page in my bullet journal every month to keep track, but it gets unwieldy. So I started a spreadsheet to manage this. Still working on making it look pretty, things are pretty manual right now…
April 11, 2017 at 10:14 am
I have all my pens in a fancy little audio speaker/cup on my desk. I keep them upright so they don’t get clogged if they are inked. I never turn the speaker on when the pens are in there though, I don’t want them vibrating and burping all over the place.
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April 11, 2017 at 10:15 am
I’m terrible. I look up the pictures I’ve posted on Instagram to see what’s in my pens. This Inky Fingers notebook would help! Also, I am a loyal subscriber.
April 11, 2017 at 11:08 am
I’m a horrible pen owner, let’s just start there. My uninked pens are stored safely in a Monteverde velvet-lined, zippered case. The pens with ink in them are… left to sit on one side of my desk within reach. I mentioned in the FB post that I used to keep a detailed list but the frequent switching made it impossible to keep track of so now I just write a line to check the color and guess the rest. I do have a notebook with every ink I own written down and sometimes I check there first if I can’t guess it. Still, a horrible pen parent.
Of course I’m subscribed here and commented on FB. I ❤ this blog!
April 11, 2017 at 11:58 am
I am only a beginner but to organize my colours I will likely end up putting them in rainbow order from left to right
April 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm
At the moment they are in a makeup brush roll, a smokers pipe rack and a ceramic toothbrush holder.
April 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm
Also I follow on instagram
April 11, 2017 at 12:05 pm
I am also a subscriber 😜
April 11, 2017 at 12:14 pm
As I posted on Facebook, I don’t keep a list of what’s currently inked (due to only having 3 pens…but 2 more are on the way, so that may change!). However, I do I have test pages on the different kinds of paper/notebooks I use. I’ll write the name of the ink, which pen it is, and do a smudge test. As I’m getting more pens and ink, I’ll need to start figuring out better orgainization systems for it all!
April 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm
I’ve realized I now have more ink than I can keep track of as I’ll forget what I have currently inked. Maybe this is the ticket to no longer forgetting!
April 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm
I used to keep a list with pen and ink noted in a pocket notebook, but I more keep them in a larger Rhodia notebook with the date I filled them. Flip the book upside down so that the back is the front and here I keep color swatches of all my inks. So far I’ve only done purple inks. If I were more organized, I’d write the date I bought the ink. I keep my inked poems in cases in a tote next to me on the sofa. I have a paycheck container that I rigged up with a clip so I can take some pens wroth me when I’m on the porch swing. I just clip it to the back of the swing.
April 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm
Forgot to su I subscribe to blog and FB.
April 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm
I keep track of my inked pens in my bullet journal!
April 11, 2017 at 2:35 pm
So far I have a few pens and a couple inks so I know just from the color which it is!
April 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm
I keep my pens in a pen case. I tend to have ink that matches the pen except my clear demostrators, they have any color I fee like in them!
April 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm
I store my pens uninked to partially inked. I used just a few inks and they are always healthy inks for pens which can be cleaned out easily. They are kept in cigar boxes, cases and a wooden display case for pens.
April 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm
I think my journal is the best way i keep track of my currently inked. I always write what I use in there. Not the most consolidated but it works!
April 11, 2017 at 5:46 pm
It’s super easy for me. I have 2 pens! But I also write in my hobo when i re ink a pen what the ink name is
April 12, 2017 at 12:15 am
I made a spreadsheet of all my pens, including a photo, nib size, brand name and model name,cost and where I bought it and a place where I can put current ink. I just need to remember to fill that column out, lol.
April 12, 2017 at 2:32 am
I don’t have a good way to organize my pens yet. I just keep some at work, some at my desk at home, and some near my bed (for journaling).
April 12, 2017 at 2:32 am
I already subscribe!
April 12, 2017 at 3:40 am
I generally buy demonstrator or window pens so I can keep things easy to identify. That and I usually only keep one ink of a given color range at a time (One blue/black, one blue, one black, etc.) Other than that, I’m lazy with cleaning up nib creep so that’s my last method of identification right before pen hits paper.
April 12, 2017 at 4:49 am
I have a notebook dedicated to my pens in my Traveler’s notebook for my currently inked pens.
For my ink and pen collection however I have all that in a small Filofax!
April 12, 2017 at 5:02 am
I only have two a jinhoa and a metro so I just keep them in my pocket because I use them all the time
April 12, 2017 at 8:46 am
I keep my pens organized in a cup or in glasses case.
April 12, 2017 at 8:47 am
I keep my pens organized in a cup or in glasses case. And I keep 2 in my lab coat pocket.
April 12, 2017 at 9:28 am
I generally keep all inked pens in a cup and choose which pens to carry with me every morning. I do not keep a currently inked list, but I do tend to fill pens with similarly coloured inks each time.
April 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm
I would recommend you try another version of Matt’s Inky Fingers notebooks, the Currently Inked one! I’ve been using mine for coming up on a year I think and it’s been great!
April 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm
Hi! First time follower here. I keep my 3 fountains pens inked with my current favorite black, blue and one “fun” color ink, rolled up in my Nock pen case.
Subbed, and excited to read more.
Especially happy to receive my Hippo Noto, congrats on all the success with the Kickstarter.
April 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm
When I started getting fountain pens I used a Clairfontaine A4 notebook to record pens purchased and basic information about them. When I refilled a pen I added that info to its page. I have now started a second notebook, so it gets tedious looking for where a pen is listed to add a new ink filling or to check basic info. I have started using an “inkjournal” to keep track each time I fill a pen.
April 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm
I write down what ink I put in a pen as the first thing I write after inking.. first in a pocket notebook and second in a word card along with some different kinds of marks. I like to see how the inks change with the different nibs.
April 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm
I don’t track my ink at all. 😳 I know I should, but I haven’t found a way to do it that I think I’d like either.
April 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm
The pens all sit in a cup I had in the Army all those many years ago.
April 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm
I just have samples of ink I keep in order of color and when I ink a pen I add that name and color swab from a Qtip into my color journal. New page for every week!
April 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm
I currently have my inkef pens in a pen case with my coloring stuff and my uninked ones in a tiger paw cup. Not the most elegant way. Got a cool cigar box that I’m going to try out as a pen case.
April 13, 2017 at 4:25 am
Forgot to mention I subscribed as well 🙂
April 13, 2017 at 4:42 am
PS In addition to my post above, I am a loyal subscriber. Love your Squishyink blog.
April 13, 2017 at 5:30 am
I have no more than 12 pens inked at a time, plus whatever my wife is borrowing. Ten of them go in a 10-slot cigar box style pen box at home, one in a Franklin Christoph 1-pen sleeve in my pocket, and one in a Manhattan Portage case with a few assorted non-fountain pens and pencils. The uninked pens normally sit in a couple of Nock cases, a Brasstown and a Sinclair, unless I’m using the Sinclair to lend a few pens to a friend.
April 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm
At the moment, I keep my pens in a small pint size mason jar by my recliner. I just purchased a test tube holder that I plan to stain later this summer. Should look really nice when done! BTW, I do have a sub on the blog and Instagram.
April 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm
I only have one “nice” pen and keep it in a box in a drawer in my desk. 🙂
April 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Organized? You’re supposed to keep your inked pens organized? I KNEW I was doing SOMEthing wrong… 😀
Seriously, though, I write down what ink is in what pen (with that pen/ink, of course) in the back of my current notebook. (It’s kind of a bullet journal, but more of an Everything Book.) That way, if I really like it, I can recreate the combo, in theory. In practice, I forget to look at it most of the time when I’m inking. 😀
April 14, 2017 at 12:38 am
My two fountain pens in their boxes and ballpoints pen in a bag separated by brand. And a full box of old pens of “finder keepers loser keepers.
April 15, 2017 at 8:45 am
Just wondering who won?
May 8, 2017 at 7:10 am
Hi, just curious – did anyone win the giveaway? Ink-acquiring minds want to know… 🙂