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Skrip vs Lamy vs Pelikan vs Namiki Blue for a Preppy Eyedropper?


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#1 haziz

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 22:36

The Jetpens Instructions post for creating a Platinum Preppy Eyedropper has inspired me to try. So I now want to select an ink to go into it. The above inks (Lamy, Sheaffer Skrip, Namiki, Pelikan all blue) are currently underused by me and to me would be the first choices. I also have the "boutique" bottles of Visconti Black and Brown inks from Swisher Pens that I could also use.

So what would you use in an eyedropper?

Would the Pelikan Blue be too dry in the Preppy 0.3 pen I have? I usually use a Western fine or Japanese medium nib. What about the Preppy 0.5 which I don't have but can order in the future?

I am anticipating accidents, so no suggestions for a Bulletproof Noodler's ink please. Washability is critical.

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Edited by haziz, 08 August 2009 - 22:36.


#2 HenryLouis

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 00:19

Pilot blue I believe has water-resistant qualities, so that should be a no...
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#3 Goodwhiskers

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 00:49

Pilot/Namiki Blue resists plain water well, but it does not resist stain removers.

#4 Goodwhiskers

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 00:53

If easy cleanup is the most important, and permanence is not an issue, then go with the Lamy, Skrip, or Pelikan blue.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:43

If easy cleanup is the most important, and permanence is not an issue, then go with the Lamy, Skrip, or Pelikan blue.


Easy Cleanup is important and I think a blue ink would work well in a transparent pen hence my leaning towards those, though you could conceivably throw in my bottles of Quink black, Skrip Black and Namiki Black into the possibilities. I do want to use some of my underused inks in the process. I do want a color I will be happy with and a deep blue with hints of purple seems just the ticket.

BTW I am not against Noodler's inks per se but find the idea of indelible inks and clothes mixing abhorrent. I do intend to try Nathan's Borealis Black as my next ink. Besides as a resident of the Bay State I do wish to support our local industry however quirky it may be. I probably should support it more because it is quirky! I do have his regular blue (not a favorite) and did buy the black and blue black inks (of his "regular" inks) but have not used them once the implications of accidental spillage on clothes etc. became apparent.

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Edited by haziz, 09 August 2009 - 08:59.


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 00:06

A quick trip to Home Depot: I had no trouble finding the O-rings (#5) and silicone grease. The eye-dropper conversion proved super easy. In went Sheaffer Skrip Blue. I was going to stop there, but then two hours later, I could not resist making a second conversion and into that went Sheaffer Skrip Black. Tomorrow both pens go to work with me where I will leave them on my desk.

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Hany.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:15

Consider Noodler's Midnight Blue, non-bulletfproof. It's a nice dark blue. Others have recommended Private Reserve's Midnight Blues.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:42

A quick trip to Home Depot: I had no trouble finding the O-rings (#5) and silicone grease. The eye-dropper conversion proved super easy. In went Sheaffer Skrip Blue. I was going to stop there, but then two hours later, I could not resist making a second conversion and into that went Sheaffer Skrip Black. Tomorrow both pens go to work with me where I will leave them on my desk.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Hany.


Skript Black is a surprisingly good ink, good flow, very consistent color and overall good properties. Good choice.