I promised to let you know how things are going with the ESS Registrars Ink as soon as I got my bottle! Of course, I would not even attempt to reach the thoroughness of Sandy1's review, but I think you would like some feedback!
Well, the bottle came today, after only 4 days! After decanting it into a medical brown-glass bottle (thanks for the proposition, Sandy1!) I proceeded to fill my HS 1.3 Stub with the ink and started to scribble!
First impressions? Excellent!
The ink was free-flowing from the HS and to my amazement the ink flow was just perfect - wet but not too wet. See, the problem I have with other inks and my HS Stub is that the nib is too wet with inks like MB Violet and PR Tanzanite and as a consequence I had severe bleed-through that really got me steaming... This is not the case with ESSRI, the flow is just right and there is no bleed/show-through.
What is wonderful with ESSRI is that in papers like Leuchtturm (and, to a lesser degree, Toyale Creme) it changes from blue to dark blue-almost-black in a matter of seconds! What a great ink, especially for the Stub nib; even if dark, it retains the wonderful shading... I am not a big fan of blue inks, but the ESSRI won my heart!
I think this ink will be with me for a very long dalliance! Posting some pictures, so you can see for yourselves.
ESS Registrars Ink on crappy grey-white paper, 70 gr/m2 :
ESS Registrars Ink on Leuchtturm 1917 ink friendly, 70 gr/m2 :
ESS Registrars Ink on Toyale Creme paper, 80 gr/m2 :
Edited by Korybas, 09 November 2011 - 18:35.