It's been a quiet few days here on the blog, mostly due to a series of unfortunate events, culminating in a horrific accident with a stroller and the camera. I would post a photo, but (aside from having no camera but my phone...) the pictures would make you gasp and cringe. The good news is that we have a giveaway here for you! We're trying to get the word out that we are moving, so please share with any pen friends you have! Stay tuned; we've got a few more fun surprises ahead. One of the first line of inks I ever used, and also one of the first lines we brought into the shop when we first started this business is Rohrer & Klingner. It's a rainbow of easy to clean, easy to write with inks (although pay a little extra mind for Salix + Scabiosa, iron galls!), and to this day, has some of my favourite inks. If I had to choose my favourite, which is a bit like asking a mother to choose her favourite child (for me, a tie between the baby and Super), I would have to say I am partial to Salix, Konigsblau, Leipziger Schwarz, Blu Mare, Scabiosa, and, of course, Alt-Gold grun. Interestingly, I have never tried Sepia, but it's on my list.
Rohrer & Klingner Inks from Wonder Pens
  If you've had a hard time deciding which Rohrer & Klingner ink to try next, you're in luck! We're giving away a complete set - 18 inks - to add to your collection. You can tell me how you like the Sepia. To enter, leave a comment below! It'll be hard to resist, but please only enter once :) Canadian friends only. Contest closes 11:59 PM EST on March 24th, 2015. Winner announced March 25th, 2015. For an extra chance to win, consider visiting us on Instagram! We're giving away a complete set of inks here on the blog, and another set on Instagram.

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March 17, 2015 — wonderpens


JJ ColourArt

JJ ColourArt said:

I have a sepia Faber-Castell PITT pen and love the colour, so am intrigued at trying that colour in a fountain pen. I bought a bottle of Alt-Goldgrün from you and absolutely love it, it runs beautifully in my Pilot Metropolitan, so I would like to try different colour samples of the R & K. I am also
interested in trying their reds and I don’t have any blue ink at all, so that would be neat to try the R & K ones.


Scott said:

Maybe you will be able to open a branch in the Maritimes! I would love to go into an actual pen store.

Antonella Lucente

Antonella Lucente said:

Thanks for updates. Looking forward yo your new location. Will make sure to continue to shop there, although I live in west end, i never turn my back on gem stores like yours. Congrats!

bruce gordon

bruce gordon said:

congratulations on your decision to move and finding such a wonderful location. looking forward to visiting the new store in the summer. It’s always such a pleasure to hear about the growth of your family and lively-hood. could never resist a chance to try new Rohrer & Klingner inks.


Grace said:

I hope the move goes well!


alisiddiqui said:

Ah, you guys always amaze me! I really need to head to your store (once it’s opened at the new place!) and check out all the goodies in person. But, I’m rather shy in that aspect. :P Hope that news about the stroller and camera wasn’t too bad! :O

Keep up the great work guys! Also, I wanted to say thank you because for the TWSBI 580 pen I got from you with the 1.1 Italic nib. It helped me in a bind when I was doing a project based on Calligraphy! :D

You guys keep rocking! <3


LMJF said:

remember using ink in public school …..

Lisa Hallman

Lisa Hallman said:

Ohh… I sense a new obsession coming on. I guess if I win all the inks I’ll definitely have to get a pen :)

Pam Van Vliet

Pam Van Vliet said:

Great giveaway of really nice inks! Have a smooth move.


Julie said:

What a great giveaway! Thanks for keeping us informed. Hope it all goes as smoothly as possible!


Anthony said:

I’ve been ordering pens from online for years and have only recently discovered your store. I made an order of some ink and other stuff back in January and discovered that you split some of the ink which I thought was curious. I then realized that, of course, because it can freeze and crack the bottle. This was really thoughtful! I’m super pleased I’ve discovered your store and can’t wait to visit when I come back home to Toronto.


ochatea said:

Love your instagram and blog! Thanks for this amaaaaazing giveaway! I wish I was closer to your store and not on the west coast so I can visit! Good luck with the move…. and hopefully one day I’ll come to your store!


Mark said:

Good luck on the move! It will be nice to have your shop so much closer to home. :)


Daniel said:

So excited! Can’t wait to check out the new store!


Y2 said:

I just received my first order of ink from you guys and they’re great! But I’m always open to trying out new colours and new brands! ;) I love your website and enjoy popping onto your blog to see what’s new. Good luck on the move! If I ever make it to Toronto, I’ll definitely make it a point to drop by and take a look at the new store!


Chris said:

Discovered you guys on Monday, dropped in yesterday and purchased three pens and two ink. I would love to try the Sepia. Looking forward to your new location. Congratulation.


Elliot said:

what a fantastic giveaway! Good luck with the move!

Mel K

Mel K said:

Wow, 18 ink bottles?! Good luck to the winner who’ll have to find room for all those inks… ;)

Looking forward to visiting your new store! :)

Alex K

Alex K said:

Jon told me a couple weeks ago that “it’s a slippery slope” when I bought my first fountain pens and inks a couple of weeks ago. It’s funny how that phrase entered my head again when I went into the shop for a second time to make my second (and definitely not last) purchases.

It’s a slippery slope but it’s a fun one too. Thanks for being an awesome shop :)

La Cuisine d'Helene

La Cuisine d'Helene said:

Amazing giveaway, it would be awesome to try them all. I like the color ALT-Goldrun and Scabiosa from R&K.


James said:

Let’s see.. I presently have Scabiosa, Konigsblau, Solferino, Salix, Blau permanent. Yep, I need more R&K ink, especially the Sepia – it would be awesome in the new Pelikan M200 Café Crème.

I am looking forward to visiting the new store. Good luck with the move!

Pat D

Pat D said:

It’s nice to see that Wonder Pens will be expanding! And moving closer to where I live :)

I hope the stroller and camera are ok.

I haven’t tried Rohrer & Klingner inks yet (being fairly new to using fountain pens) but I’m looking forward to the possibility of trying some of those magnificent colours.

Best wishes regarding the move!

Benoit Hamelin

Benoit Hamelin said:

I’d really like to try these famous inks.

Scott Hamel

Scott Hamel said:

That’s a loooooot of ink. And hey the sepia is pretty cool!

I’ll also say congrats with the move and I hope all goes as perfectly and smoothly as possible!


thyna said:

absolutely stunning giveaway! i’m also incredibly excited to see your new place since i’m out east and also yay for larger spaces! hope the move goes smoothly (:

Pira Urosevic

Pira Urosevic said:

Seem to have Alt-Goldgrun or Salix in a pen at any given time. Love R&K inks. Best wishes for an efficient and painless move to your new local! Remember…bend your knees and don’t twist your back when picking up heavy items.

Trista C. (FlareHeart)

Trista C. (FlareHeart) said:

I’ve never used R&K inks, and my current ink selection is a little sparse. I’d love to try these!

Stephane Normandin

Stephane Normandin said:

Always wanted to try Rohrer & Klingner!!! What a marvellous occasion to do so! :D Thank for the competition! :D

Karen Dick

Karen Dick said:

All the best of luck with your move – can’t wait to see your new place!

Ree Zheng

Ree Zheng said:

Loved the R&K inks I’ve tried so far, hope to try more in the coming years. By getting them from your shop, of course.


Jamie said:

Count me in please

Karl Blessing

Karl Blessing said:

Needless to say… this is difficult to resist.


David said:

Wow, awesome contest, and good luck with the move!

Stephanie (@seedchan)

Stephanie (@seedchan) said:

I am so excited for your move! I live in the east end lol. (My wallet may be weeping however.)

Will you be able to share the address soon?

Luc Belanger

Luc Belanger said:

I will try those iron galls ink, but I want to complete my order with some Noodlers and Diamine. Winter is not over yet so this order must wait. I don’t want to receive frozen ink.


Brad said:

Well this is perfect, I was about to order samples of all the R&K inks to try out. Having the whole bottles would be even better. Happy St. Pattys day everyone!


LeoG said:

Would be really nice to try some new inks. With changes come new adventures. Have fun!

Tim (@timvoet)

Tim (@timvoet) said:

I’ve only tried a couple inks so far, but have had those on my list for quite some time.

Good luck with the move, and i will hopefully be able to look you up the next time i am in Toronto

Michael H

Michael H said:

I’m new to R&K but I think Salix is excellent – easily the most reliable ink I’ve used on any paper, and I find its oxidized color very satisfying. It’s still on probation in a sacrificial Safari until I’m sure it won’t eat any pens, but so far it hasn’t given me any trouble. Congratulations on the move!

Tasy Strouzas

Tasy Strouzas said:

R & K was the first Ink I bought from wonderpens, and I used it to go in my first fountain pen that was also bought from wonderpens! You guys are great. I feel like I am buying from a friend every time I place an order.


isabelle said:

Very nice gesture, thank you.


Adam said:

I could use some (if not all) of these. Good luck with moving!

Herb in Niagara

Herb in Niagara said:

Ink is one thing that I don’t have….


麗 said:

Thanks for this chance to win. Good luck with the move! Can’t wait to visit.

William Gertler

William Gertler said:

Good luck on the move! Alt-Goldgrun is one of my favourites as well :)


Freddie said:

Very exciting, looking forward to it


Bailey said:

That’s an awesome give away! I always have a tough time deciding on which ink to buy and try next, now there doesn’t have to be “there can only be one”! Thanks for sharing your “Adventures in Moving”.


Madox said:

I hope that your move will be worth it, something so inspiring that we’ll want to put pen to paper to tell our friends about it. And if we’ve got wicked enough inks, they’ll know right away that what we’re saying is true.

John P

John P said:

Love the Alt-gold grun! Would love to have the set. Would make for a “Wonder”-ful “Pen” surprise!


Michelle said:

Good luck with the move. Pls enter me. :)

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