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#1 Pennata Penna

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 00:34

Feel free to add yours!

I'll kick this off with my Polar Lights and iroshizuku Chiku Rin. As you can see here in the Review the green on the barrel is ranging from very dark to very light. So, before this I had MB Racing Green and Shin Ryoku in between, and now this.

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#2 PhiBiSoLa

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:28

I commend you for for typing both color and colour. My canadian-ness is happy.

I tend to match my Noodler's Konrad Tortoise Brown with Noodler's #41.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:16

I commend you for for typing both color and colour. My canadian-ness is happy.
I tend to match my Noodler's Konrad Tortoise Brown with Noodler's #41.


Cheers mate :) Nice brown matching as well! The EF Pilot looks stunning.

And here is another I just took a picture of, pardon the 'tablet' camera.
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#4 Pennata Penna

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:34

This pen has a steel nib, a metal section, a wooden barrel that is prone to staining, and weigh 50g, therefore top heavy when posted. And a C&C filler :headsmack:

Not popular for many, but I'm not Many, I am Tony. :roflmho:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:20

I have one of these in "white croc." and I have small - ave. sized (F) hands; I really like it despite the metal & the weight - the nib is smooth and soft.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 17:24

Just picked up this TWSBI from the classifieds. Loaded it up with Noodler's Apache Sunset and am very happy with the result.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 18:52

Feel free to add yours!

I'll kick this off with my Polar Lights and iroshizuku Chiku Rin. As you can see here in the Review the green on the barrel is ranging from very dark to very light. So, before this I had MB Racing Green and Shin Ryoku in between, and now this.

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Bang on! As if, made for each other!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 19:03

Just ordered an Imperial Blue Lamy Studio, which I'm going to be pairing with Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher as soon as it arrives. (The rest of my pens are black, grey, or a demonstrator, and I don't use black ink and don't have any grey ink at the moment, so that's really the only one I can do. I'll have to remember to post a picture this weekend once I have the pen in hand!)

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 19:49

I think this is a good idea and I've already tried it out myself. But to no avail. The inks just don't know the pens by heart (and vice versa). As if that were'nt enough, if you try out a few different specimens of any really good pen and nib, you'll get different results. Handcraftmanship and all that . E.g. Pelikan. Also, many inks have been found to have various wetnesses and lubricities due to changes in their charges.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:17

I keep going back and forth on Chiku Rin and now you make me want it!! LOL

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 18:45

Wow, the Polar Lights and iroshizuku Chiku Rin combo is so pretty!!!

Mine is a lot more ordinary combo, but I like it anyway... Monteverde Prima in turquoise with Ottoman Azure.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 19:52

This is the review I wrote of the Imperial Blue Lamy Studio, using Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 21:47

I like Apple Green Lamy Safari with Diamine Apple Glory.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:22

I always fill my sapphire TWSBI Vac 700 with some shade of blue ink.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 23:36

Not quite sure which pen matches Noodler's Blue Ghost :P
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:40

I guess I am in the minority...I make essentially no effort to match ink color to pen color. Right now my green stripe Pelikan has Tsuki-yo in it and my black Pelikan desk pen has Noodler's blue eel, so... No correlation.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:54

You don't have to straight match. Complementary colour of the pen also works well. The opposite of terracotta is turquoise blue. Syoro was too green, but Kujaku is perfect, I reckon. What do you think?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:08

Not quite sure which pen matches Noodler's Blue Ghost :P


Monteverde Artista Crystal in clear. I don't have either but I could imagine writing with the pen under the UV light and seeing the feed glow along with the cartridge converter. I might have just had an interesting idea :eureka:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:24

Here is sumgaikid's safari.. from 2007!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:42

Close up of my last post. The exact complement on the colour wheel.. I got my colour info from 99colors.net.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:50

Yes, I do match pen and ink colors. I used to feel a little guilty about it, thinking that it was a bit obsessive and fussy. You all have made me feel better. :roflmho:

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 18:51

I've been looking for a purple that matches my Lamy Studio. I think Diamine Imperial Purple pretty much does the job.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 23:49

Great thread! I usually don't do that, since most my pens are black, but this is an intentional pairing:
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 00:20

I also like to match ink to pen colour, as much as possible. For example,I really like Monblanc Irish Green ink and I consciouly went out and acquired a ST Dupont Forest Green, XL Montparnasse pen, with beautiful green Chinese lacquer and fill the pen with the irish green ink. I reserve the pen for writing christmas cards, thank you notes, happy notes to friends and relatives etc.

Another example, I just acquired a Waterman Patrician Moss Agate pen and I am thinking of inking it with either 1) Diamine Sepia ink or 2) Montblanc Irish Green ink to go with the colour of the pen (green and brown, Moss Agate).

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:05

I like Apple Green Lamy Safari with Diamine Apple Glory.

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I loaded my Lamy safari 2012 Green with Diamine Kelly Green. It's really cute!

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Here are some of my other pen-and-ink combos. I make it a point to match the ink color to the pen color so I'll know which pen to pick up at any given time.

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I have more, but I haven't taken photos of them yet. Will get around to it this week. :)

I love colors! I have a thread on matching pens and inks here.


Here is sumgaikid's safari.. from 2007!

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Lamy Safari with Noodler's Blue Ghost Ink by sumgaikid, on Flickr

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I have this combination as well. :)

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:33

I also like to match ink to pen colour, as much as possible. For example,I really like Monblanc Irish Green ink and I consciouly went out and acquired a ST Dupont Forest Green, XL Montparnasse pen, with beautiful green Chinese lacquer and fill the pen with the irish green ink. I reserve the pen for writing christmas cards, thank you notes, happy notes to friends and relatives etc.

Another example, I just acquired a Waterman Patrician Moss Agate pen and I am thinking of inking it with either 1) Diamine Sepia ink or 2) Montblanc Irish Green ink to go with the colour of the pen (green and brown, Moss Agate).


Another example I have is with my Classic Pen's Flame Red LE pen. It has beautiful red colour for the pen and I ink it with Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock red ink. Beautiful pairing of pen and ink. I would love to post some photos like the other posters, but unfortunately it appears I have used up my allowed upload space and therefore I cannot post any more photos. Don't have other means of increasing the upload space, except may be try setting up a new FPN account with another user ID.

The issue with using Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock ink is that it is a limited edition ink and is getting harder and harder to find. I only have 4 bottles in my stock pile. My back up plan it to ink the Classic Flame Red pen with Iroshizuku's Yama-Budo ink. Not a perfect match, but close enough.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:12

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LAMY Platinum Grey Studio and Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite are spot on together, I reckon.

 

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