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Fox & Quills Ink

Fox & Quills Ink

Fox & Quills is a small company that brews small-batch inks of two kinds. Some are pure gall inks with some added pigment – their Beetle Juice, Iron Throne. Others are a mix of iron gall (15-20%) and pigmented inks (85-80%) – their Peacock, Balsamic Red. I sent samples of four inks to two scribes, Suzanne Cunningham and Rebecca Orr. Suzanne tested them with a pointed nib, and Rebecca used a broad-edged nib. Their comments and tests are below. –John Neal Suzanne Cunningham: All four of …
Feb 13th 2023 JNB
Ziller Inks

Ziller Inks

A Brief History Since they first appeared in the late 1990s, Ziller inks have been a favorite of scribes, especially for those using a pointed pen. The color selection remained the same for a long time, but in the last couple years, there has been stream of new and delicious colors. I corresponded with Richard Mungall to learn how these inks for broad edge calligraphers and pointed pen people came about.– John Neal JOHN: First, where does the name Ziller come from? RICHARD: It is fro …
Feb 13th 2023 JNB