Konrad Żurawski is a big fan of fountain pens and all that is associated with them. He enjoys the little pleasures of life, especially a good night's sleep. He also defines himself as a handyman at heart.
Konrad is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at Warsaw University of Technology.
"I've been creating inks for pens since 2012. It all started when I decided to improve the saturation of one of my inks. While browsing forums and websites, I came across several articles on the manufacture of metal-gallic inks. I wanted to try it and a few days later I was preparing my first iron gallo-tannate ink. Over time, I began to enrich the inks I was preparing with interesting colors and to work the properties of ink.
The creation of inks has become a great passion. The ability to create inks of almost all colors gives me a lot of satisfaction. But making new inks is not always easy, sometimes many attempts are needed before getting a specific color or feature. I no longer count the number of times a well thought-out formula on paper did not produce the desired result or proved unstable and the ink quickly degraded. Despite this, ink making is an activity that gives us a lot of pleasure.
Large-scale ink production is not my goal, I prefer to focus on creating inks that are a little less common, which are not found everywhere. I create my inks from scratch, mixing raw products that will eventually give me fountain pen ink. To ensure the repeatability of my formulas, I have introduced a number of improvements in my laboratory, but most of the work of making inks is still handcrafted and done by hand."