Hey guys! 😀 You probably heard about the Pelikan Hub that gets organized each year (in 2018 we had the 5th Pelikan Hub). If you haven’t then have a look at this link and read up on it from Pelikan themselves. The tl;dr is that it’s a gathering of pen enthusiasts sponsored and coordinated (to a point) by Pelikan. I moved this year to Budapest so it was a no-brainer for me and my girlfriend to attend this year’s Pelikan hub.
It was an awesome experience and it was completely what I expected and how I imagined it would be like. The only problem was that it felt so short, time flew by and I swear I could have stayed with everyone for a couple of more hours discussing pens and inks. I’ll just do a quick summary of what happened and at the end you can find the gallery with some awesome photos. The truth is I was so preoccupied with all the new pens, inks, people and the experience in general that I completely forgot to take photos! So the photos in the post are provided by Daniel Berecz, the hubmaster for this year, Gábor Mészáros and Kym Bat, attendees at the hub.
Before we start I’d like to express my gratitude towards Daniel for hosting this year’s Pelikan Hub!
I finally managed to make an Instagram account and successfully connect it to our Facebook page. It turns out it is not as straightforward as one might think. I’ll write down the correct steps further in the post but first I want to talk a little bit about our account.
The reason it took so long to create an Instagram account is simply because life always gets in the way of things and it takes a lot of time to do something well. I have always known that as a business it is absolutely necessary to be on as many social networking platforms as possible and I’m working towards this one step at a time. In a couple of his videos Brian Goulet mentioned that social media and quality, helpful content is one of the best ways to get yourself known and without doubt I believe it since his Youtube videos are excellent and the reason why I personally found out about them when I first got into this hobby.
I’ll try to upload at least one picture a week and be active in general, so if you like cool pics of pens, inks and other pen related stuff, please check out our account!
As the name implies, these feature ivory colored pages, high quality covers and materials were used in their making. The paper itself is thinner than most and it is a bit absorbent. This is good if you like shading and don’t really like sheen, however if you’re looking for a paper that offers the ability to have your ink sheen, then I’d suggest having a look at Leuchtturm1917.
Here are some photos to get convince you about the Ivory books 😉
Click here to go directly to the store and see all of the Ivory notebooks!
Starting with this entry I would like to introduce a new type of post to the blog called a “drop”. These little short posts will be about things I find on the internet or thoughts related to fountain pens and inks. There is so much info to share with everyone on fountain pens and usually the small circle of enthusiasts already know most of it. However as I browse the forums I always see newcomers asking and looking for info. Hopefully posts similar to this one will make it easier for others to find neat things around the internet related to fountain pens or will include useful information that can help both new and more experienced fountain pen users alike.
Now the first drop I want to drop onto you is about a database. I was recently recommended to check out a site called “The Fountain Pen Companion” by another fountain pen enthusiast I met in Budapest and it’s an awesome service I think everyone should know about. If you don’t know what “The Fountain Pen Companion” (from hereon FPC) is, then let me feel you in. 😀