Fountain Pens For Inks With Sediment
Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:38
I also just purchased a Pelikan M800 which I'd like to use the J Herbin ink in. Should I be using an expensive pen with this type of ink, or should I use something else?
What are everyone's thoughts?
- just j
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:58
J.Herbin is one of best inks you can actually buy. You don´t have to worry about particle if you clean you pen frecuently, this way you should never have any problem. Otherwise, you have to be carefull with red ink because of its pigments, it is dificult to clean them appropriately.
In fountain pens the price of the pen has nothing to do with the way/quality of writting. You can find a gorgeous nibs in a cheap pens, Lamy Safari is a good example. I try to use good inks in ALL my pens instead of good pens for my ink.
Have a good day.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:26
Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:31
Posted 22 June 2011 - 13:15
I concur. C/C only.
After extensive use, I'm reserving this for c/c fillers. It's the only Herbin ink I've ever had a problem with. Just too many clogs for me to risk my piston fillers. I need more flushing and sometimes a physical swipe to get the goo off.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 15:29
- just j
Posted 22 June 2011 - 15:39
it's truly lovely but i do have to clean the nib area A LOT
(and i agitate the bottle to put the sediment back into the ink)
+1 on the converter advice
Posted 22 June 2011 - 15:44
Posted 23 June 2011 - 15:03
That said, I loaded into a Parker 51, thinking I would use red ink more than I actually did. When I realized that I was only reaching for think pen once every few days, I flushed it out. The ink didn't clog, but it did dry up, leaving sediment on the nib and making me take 5 minutes to try and get it started again.
General point: If you're going to use it, be sure to use it frequently. C/C is probably your best bet to be able to get all the ink out. The collector in a 51 will be a giant pain.