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Inky T O D - The Perfect Ink Bottle For An Exclusive Ink.


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 23:48

Recently, several of the mods have been discussing a potential new FPN exclusive ink (that's another thread).  One request has been that the FPN bottle be unique.  Dcroe05 and I spent some time trying to find a perfect ink bottle.

 

So, if you could call it, what would the FPN exclusive ink bottle look like?  If you have pictures or a link, that would be most helpful.  Remember, cost is a factor so those stunning Lalique perfume bottles are not within the budget - though maybe at the right price we could change our minds.  

 

Tell me us thoughts.

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 00:02

Classy:

 

http://www.alibaba.c..._460831167.html



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 00:36

I'm a hopeless romantic. I would love the return of the Parker Penman bottles... :)

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:33

A mix between the Bung Box bottle and the Akkerman ;)

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:43

Something functional and cool like the Akkerman. I prefer ink as a priority over bottle.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:53

 

That helps.  Alas, we need to look at the opening.  A lot of the bottles won't fit a coffee stirrer let alone a pen.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:54

A mix between the Bung Box bottle and the Akkerman ;)

 

Something functional and cool like the Akkerman. I prefer ink as a priority over bottle.

 

 

The ink will be awesome.  The bottles are really hard to find.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:10

Something like this. with the glass stopper.

 

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or this:

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:22

 

That helps.  Alas, we need to look at the opening.  A lot of the bottles won't fit a coffee stirrer let alone a pen.

 

I feel no sympathy for the guys with cucumber size, heavily adorned pens.... :)



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:27

Would it be possible to get bottles from the Italian company Omas, Diamine, Aurora, and Montblanc get their bottles from? If so, something like the Aurora bottles would look classy and be functional.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:55

 

I feel no sympathy for the guys with cucumber size, heavily adorned pens.... :)

Well, it would be a shame if I couldn't fit my M1000 :P

 

As for bottles, maybe we could look at incorporating the initials into the bottle design? Like, there could be three different bottles and each would be in the form of a letter in FPN. Might be a bit hard to come up with a good design that would allow for a convenient way to fill them though. 



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:03

Would it be possible to get bottles from the Italian company Omas, Diamine, Aurora, and Montblanc get their bottles from? If so, something like the Aurora bottles would look classy and be functional.

Are you talking about?

http://www.foresta.n...sp?categoria=60

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:31

Why not use Twsbi inkwells.

With a bulk order you could get it with a FPN top.

Each year match the color band to @ the ink shade.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:52

I would like to see a functional minimal bottle, like Penman or Iroshizuku bottles. The Akkerman bottle looks kind of extravagant, IMHO.

But, as previously said, I value the ink over the bottle.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:05

Why not use Twsbi inkwells.

With a bulk order you could get it with a FPN top.

Each year match the color band to @ the ink shade.

 

I really like that idea, the TWSBI inkwells are really nice...


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:38

For consistency with the FPN logo, I would seek something art deco and aeronautical.
E.g. this one. Or ask the manufacturer if they can add e.g. some decorative grooves. Just add 3 grooves on a square bottles and you already have a good art deco contender. :) 

If it is only for the sake of having a container, I'd go for a plastic cheap and simple bottle that can be sent overseas.

PS: this one (taken from pendemonium) is pretty sweet:
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Edited by JeanManuel, 27 June 2014 - 11:47.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 13:18

Or this:

 

http://www.alibaba.c..._662419948.html



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 14:07

Keep the suggestions coming.  But here's a few things to keep in mind.

  • Using existing aftermarket bottles (like TWSBI inkwells) will drastically raise the price of the ink, and will reduce the number of people who want it, because not everyone needs another inkwell.
  • It's going to be unlikely that we would get a custom bottle, or do things like etching the bottle.  For small runs this kind of stuff is crazy expensive.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 14:15



 

  • It's going to be unlikely that we would get a custom bottle, or do things like etching the bottle.  For small runs this kind of stuff is crazy expensive.

 

 

Reality check.   :unsure:

 

Maybe this 55ml hexagon bottle will fit the bill. I found it online for .49 USD if you buy more than 120 bottles.

 

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Edited by carlos.q, 27 June 2014 - 14:16.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 14:16

Amber,

 

I just searched, on alibaba, for "cosmetics jars" instead of "glass bottles" and got a huge list of possible candidates--most with very wide mouths.

 

Based on some of the pictures, it wouldn't surprise me if this is how Private Reserve found their bottles.


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