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The Smell Of Ink.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:14
That got me thinking. Well , I opened a few of my ink and took a few whiff .
Has anyone tried this?
Be careful . I felt a little dizzy after the test. Not sure who's the culprit.
The worst smelling was my Noddler's Tienanmen Red Ink....Strong ammonia smell.
The Sailors , Platinum are equally horrible.
Lamy , Caran d'Ache , Montblanc , Omas...no discernible smell.
Care to share your experience?
Posted 16 July 2010 - 13:05
After a suggestion from a fellow-FPNer, I have been including the smell of inks that I review in my observations.
The intent is to provide a quick, but not too reliable/quantifiable, means of detecting ink spoilage & contamination.
The smell 'test' is also useful to distinguish between an ink that has spoiled and/or is contaminated and ink that has simply decayed (over time).
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 13:58
"The horrible smell of the blue black ink we had to use at school in the 50s has put me off smelling ink for life!"
Oh, yes. I attended public school in the U.S. In the late '50's we used a blue-black ink that was provided by the school. The teacher would fill our little desk inkwells from a huge bottle she kept in a closet. On days when she filled our inkwells, the room was filled with "that ink smell," presumably the phenols. Some of the kids liked the smell. I remember only feeling sick on my stomach. To this day, if I smell that smell I feel sick.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 14:05
The Namiki Black.. I do not like.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 14:15
The Namiki Black.. I do not like.
I like the smell of my Ebonite pens also!
Posted 16 July 2010 - 14:24
Most of my other inks smell wonderful. Also, I love the smell of ebonite and celluloid. For me, those smells are a bit like the distinct odor of photographic darkroom chemicals... smells like happiness.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 14:57
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 16:26
Inks from developing countries such as China and Vietnam all have a certain smell that I cant really identify. I dont really like that smell.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 20:32
The handful of Noodler's inks I have all seem to smell faintly like citrus (or pizza crust, but that's another thread).
Most other modern inks I don't really smell. Unless I spill them. *cough*
Posted 16 July 2010 - 20:53
Mont Blanc's rose-scented ink doesn't give me a headache. ::purr::
Edited by wednesday_mac, 16 July 2010 - 20:54.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 21:29
Nice ink, too
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 23:28
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