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 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?