Pens and Ink: Pelikan M620 Shanghai and CDA Sunset

Another one added to the flock. @pelikan_international #beingpelikan #pelikansouverän #pelikan #shanghai #specialedition #fountainpen #Fpgeeks #fpn #fountainpennetwork #funtainpen #myprecious

This pen has been high on my wishlist even since I have been researching the Pelikan M620 City series collection and bought the Athens. Last year an opportunity arose to buy this gorgeous pen from another collector and I jumped on it! It did cost me a pretty penny, but oh, so worth it! I am so smitten with it! Look at that gorgeous two tone barrel!

I paired it with a gorgeous ink color, Caran d'Ache Colors of the Earth Sunset. Sadly this line has been discontinued so it's not widely available anymore. If you're lucky to find it at a brick and mortar store (like I did) grab your chance and get it when you can!

Got these CDA inks at a dept store which sold it for a discounted price. Scooped up what they had left.
These are the Caran d'Ache Colors of the Earth ink bottles. From left to right: Carbon, Grad Canyon, Storm, Caribbean Sea, Saffron and Sunset. (not pictured in this line is blue sky, blue night and amazon) For a great comparison of the old Earth ink and new Chromatic ink of CdA with other inks, see this blogpost from Goulet Pens.

Pelikan M620 Shanghai with Caran d'Ache sunset #Fpgeeks #FPN #fountainpennetwork #fountainpen #funtainpen #gratefulness #gratitutejournal #mindfulness #writtenmeditation #writing #handwriting #handwritten

The pen has a nice wet writing Broad nib and the shading really comes out great with it.  It's not too saturated and behaves rather well in my Loving Kindness written meditation journal which has pretty absorbent paper. It shows off lovely pink tones a nice sunset can have.

Pelikan M620 Shanghai with caran d'ache sunset #mondaymatchup #mondaymatchupgiveaway #gouletpens @gouletpens
This is what the shading looks like on smoother paper. Oh and see that ink sloshing in that pen body! So pretty!!!

By the way, Gouletpens has a fun giveaway going on Instagram on Mondays. And when you post your fave ink pairing of the week, you are in the running to win their pen and ink match-up of the week. Check out their #mondaymatchupgiveaway for more info!

I'm also curious what your fave pen and ink match up of the week is. Let me know in the comments :) 

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