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Have you noticed a new box on our site? Yafa is proud to announce that we are the exclusive U.S. distributor for Diplomat fine writing instruments!
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What’s your favorite way to take notes? Changes in technology have created a shift in students’ preferences, transitioning to more notes being recorded on laptops or tablets as opposed to being handwritten in notebooks.
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Warm weather is upon us, which means that wedding season has arrived! There are several elements that go into planning, and every detail counts. Monteverde USA paired up with Seniman Calligraphy in Los Angeles to take a lesson in creating stunning calligraphy that can be used for everything from invitations to guest place cards.
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Graduation season has arrived! Exciting ceremonies, decorated caps, and judicial-looking gowns are popping up in abundance. The word graduation stems from the Latin “gradus,” which translates to step. Each graduation is a step toward new opportunities!
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A three-day weekend is nearly here to honor the brave soldiers who lost their lives while serving in the United States’ armed forces.
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Mother’s Day is nearly here, which means that it’s time to celebrate our mom and mom figures a bit extra—since we should already be appreciative year round!
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I love my Conklin Duragraph Amber, and lately I’ve wanted to try the Monteverde USA Gemstone Ink Collection. The Sapphire and Olivine are so beautiful to look at!.
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Right now, Monteverde Olivine is one of my favorites. It shades nicely, has great saturation and flows nice and wet. I can’t really say I have a favorite pen over all the pens out there. I am inspired by classics, however. Conklin was one of the American Big 4 pen companies back in the day. I really enjoyed their filling mechanisms.
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Well, I’d need a sturdy pen and an ink that’s easily visible in bright sunlight—so probably my Duragraph and some darker ink, like Charoite (love my purple ink.)
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I would choose a pen with a large ink supply so I would have to choose either my Conklin Word Gauge or something really durable like a Stipula Ventidue Tocco Ferro. As for ink, I would have to choose a variety pack like a Monteverde Sampler pack probably the Noir Collection. Or I would try to match my inks with the water around the island so either Monteverde Horizon Blue or Stipula Deep Blue.
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