When I first started with fountainpens a little while ago, I went down to our local art supply store and bought some bottled ink. The ink turned out to be India ink for drawing. After researching it here, I realized my mistake. Many cleanings and soakings later, I was fortunate enough to rehabilitate my meager pen collection. Thanks for the info!
However, when I look back at what I wrote with that ink, I love the absolute blackness of the ink. It is unmistakably black... I mean, the term "inky darkness" applies here. The line is sharp and it is completely opaque with no shading. I really really like it. I've purchased some Private Reserve Ultra Black, but it just doesn't seem to get to the same level of darkness.
Are there inks out there that have that same feel of a black india ink that wont ruin my pens? Water-proof/resistant and bulletproof would be nice too.
I have searched around the forum, but "best black" and similar terms only bring up a few topics that aren't helping much. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong. If someone would prefer to point me to another thread, that would be great too. Thanks!
Edited by jrm27, 22 January 2013 - 17:26.