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Dutch/benelux/european/worldwide Ink (Sample) Exchange?

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#1 Coop

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 13:16

I did a search on the forum and found a US, British and South Korean ink (sample) exchange, but nothing that covers my neck of the woods (well, at least not in the 10 pages of results my search returned).

 

I see pictures and read descriptions of inks pretty much daily. Many of them leave me curious about how they are in the analog world. Unfortunately, many of these inks (e.g. Noodlers) are not available here and I simply don't have the budget to buy every ink I'd like to try.

I really can't imagine I'm the only one with this problem, so I'd like to know if there are other folks here that would be interested in swapping ink samples.

 

Myself, I'm interested in both samples to use and samples of real world usage of an ink (as the latter would seriously reduce mail costs, sending a small package abroad is almost as expensive as a 80ml bottle of Diamine here in the Netherlands. I was thinking about maybe creating some kind of template/form that participants can print out and fill in with the ink in question, so you always know what to expect).

 

My (fairly limited) collection of inks consists of:

 

Diamine Emerald

Diamine Red Dragon

Diamine Royal Blue

J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir

J. Herbin Orange Indien

J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune

J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne

Hero 232 Blue-black (iron-gall)

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant black

Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare

Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus

Rohrer & Klingner Magenta

Sailor Jentle Blue-black

 

 

So, anyone interested in something like this?


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#2 DanielCoffey

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 19:57

You may find that some folks in the various Ink Exchange threads are happy to send Worldwide... or at least within the EU... providing the number of samples is reasonable. I am post #57 in the British Ink Exchange thread and you can PM me if you spot something you like the look of.



#3 Tas

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 20:11

I'd love to help out.
 
Let me know if you'd like to try out a couple of these and I'll send a few millilitres over to you.
 
AKKERMAN 1
No 10
 
CARAN d’ACHE 2
Magnetic Blue
Saffron
 
DIAMINE 8
Ancient Copper
Blue Black
Teal
Grey
Syrah
Emerald
Deep Dark Brown
Salamander - thanks migo984 !
 
ESSRI 1
 
J HERBIN 4
Lie de The
Poussire de Lune
Cacao de Brazil
Griz Neuage
 
MONT BLANC 3
Toffee Brown
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue - Paris
 
MONTEVERDE 1
Blue Black
 
NOODLER’S 4
Kiowa Pecan
Zhivago
Black
54th Massachusetts
 
ORGANICS 2
Red Rubber Ball
Blue Merle
 
PARKER 4
Mocha - cartridges (Eternal thanks to Shaughn)
Black
Blue
Blue Black
 
PELIKAN 3
Blue Black
Black
Tanzanite
 
PILOT 1
Blue Black
 
R&K 6
Scabiosa
Alt Goldrun
Alt Bordeaux - thanks notimetoulouse !
Sepia
Leipziger Schwarz
Salix
 
SAILOR 4
Black
Blue Black
Epinard
Museum Blue #46
 
 
SHEAFFER 2
Blue.
Blue Black
 
VISCONTI 1
Blue


#4 Coop

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:27

Thanks guys! I'll go through your lists later (I'm at work right now).


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:35

Hi Coop,

 

I'm Belgian but cross the border to Holland at least 3 times a week, can send and receive mail in Holland as well.

Only, my collection of ink is still extremely limited:

 

Sailor Jentle Grenade

Diamine Grape

Lamy Green (I use to mix my own green)

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant black

A very old bottle of Pelikan 4001 Blau-Schwarz

Parker Quink

My personal blend of dark green

 

Dunno if you're interested in seeing/testing any of these?







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