I didn’t expect to be able to post this today. I should have been working tonight but that fell through. There won’t be a links post this weekend though.
I am slowly adding items to the Collections Pages, and photographing Word Cards with ink swabs to produce refernce images for all the bottled inks. In doing so I realised I had made a terrible mistake. When I posted that I had reached 200 bottles of ink, I had miscounted and the total should have been 201. Oh the shame. The “missing ink” was Noodler’s Heart of Darkness, which is soaked in irony as it’s currently my favourite black ink, and the one that I use to label all the Word Cards (using the free Platinum Preppy supplied with it, naturally). How did I leave that off the list?
The other embarrassing admission is that I’ve also acquired some more bottled ink in the meantime, taking the total to 2013. I clearly have a problem.
Once all the new Word Card photos have been uploaded to Flickr I will add them back to the ink reviews I’ve already done. I was never happy with the inconsistent results I was getting before and I think I’ve finally come up with a workflow that will achieve consistent results. The cards are still a bit skewed in some photos, but I think I can live with that. I could always crop them if it gets too annoying.