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#1 Gran

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:21

Someone posted a link to this pen site: http://www.xFountain...en-Ink-s/27.htm

I took a look and found Chesterfield ink. Anyone know anything about this ink?

I couldn't find anything on the web about it.

Thanks.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:23

QUOTE (Gran @ Apr 18 2009, 02:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone posted a link to this pen site: http://www.xFountain...en-Ink-s/27.htm

I took a look and found Chesterfield ink. Anyone know anything about this ink?

I couldn't find anything on the web about it.

Thanks.


Well, I'm just about to find out. I'm expecting two bottles to arrive any day now.
Stay tuned...

Tom Connell


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:24

Tom, thanks. The bottles look like little jars of jam.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:58

Some of those colors do look quite nice. Please keep us posted.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:34

QUOTE (Gran @ Apr 17 2009, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone posted a link to this pen site: http://www.xFountain...en-Ink-s/27.htm

I took a look and found Chesterfield ink. Anyone know anything about this ink?

I couldn't find anything on the web about it.

Thanks.



Ooooh the Cobalt, Fire Opal and Teal look interesting...

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#6 JakobS

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 22:56

I sent an email to XFountainpens.com asking about them. I am really interested in fountain pens, and ink from the United Kingdom, and would love to know more about them, and/or visit their website. It is surprising that no other dealer sells this ink though, especially the UK based stores, which makes me wonder if this ink is a relabeled brand name ink, perhaps from Diamine. Their colors are very interesting indeed and price very reasonable.

Edited by JakobS, 19 April 2009 - 22:57.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 23:49

From the top of the linked website:

"Fill your fountain pens with this premium grade fountain pen ink from Private Reserve. These inks are specially formulated for smooth flow and excellent coverage."(emphasis added)

So Chesterfield is privately branded PR.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 00:20

QUOTE (mousestalker @ Apr 19 2009, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the top of the linked website:

"Fill your fountain pens with this premium grade fountain pen ink from Private Reserve. These inks are specially formulated for smooth flow and excellent coverage."(emphasis added)

So Chesterfield is privately branded PR.

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They say it is from the United Kingdom, Private reserve is made in the US. I think that was linking to something else originally.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:18

QUOTE (JakobS @ Apr 19 2009, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (mousestalker @ Apr 19 2009, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the top of the linked website:

"Fill your fountain pens with this premium grade fountain pen ink from Private Reserve. These inks are specially formulated for smooth flow and excellent coverage."(emphasis added)

So Chesterfield is privately branded PR.

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They say it is from the United Kingdom, Private reserve is made in the US. I think that was linking to something else originally.

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They are in Pennsylvania, but if they are importing from UK, they are selling at a good price. Hmm...those bottles *are* cute...

Edited by satrap, 20 April 2009 - 01:22.

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#10 Jimmy James

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:54

The scans, if accurate, don't look like PR or Diamine to me. Has anyone contacted the site?

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:07

QUOTE (Jimmy James @ Apr 19 2009, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The scans, if accurate, don't look like PR or Diamine to me. Has anyone contacted the site?


I sent an email this afternoon asking about the ink, and if they could refer me to the ink makers website as I could not find one. Hopefully, I will hear back in the next few days. Very interesting, and I agree a number of the inks don't seem to imitate any ink from a ink maker that I have seen, but because UK fountain pen stores, at least with an online presence, do not seem to sell it, it made me wonder if it's being made in the UK would mean relabeled by Diamine, the blues in the line do appear to be very similar to many of Diamine's. As well, their being PH neutral is interesting, as I have not heard of Diamine stating that their inks to be so, and would love them to be their own ink company indeed! I will post xfountainpens.com response when I receive one.

Edited by JakobS, 20 April 2009 - 05:16.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 15:43

Umm...so wow, my thoughts were right, a little surprised, but I did feel they looked more like diamine inks than any other. The response from xfountainpens.com follows:

Hi Andrew,

Thank you for your note. Diamine Inks manufactures the ink and it is bottled here in the states under the Chesterfield label. Night Sapphire is Blue Black.

http://www.diamineinks.co.uk/

Thank you for your note and please let me know if I may be of any additional assistance.

Best Regards,
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 16:42

I went ahead and ordered their cobalt and ruby inks. I'm curious to see if they compare to the one Diamine labeled ink that I already have. I'm also curious as to the quality of their products generally as they list very good prices.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 17:52

Thanks for clearing that up!
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:29

It looks to me like this site has entered into private label agreements with Diamine and one or more of the Chinese manufacturers (those pens look like the Jinhao/Baoer/Bookworm sort). The arrangements seem positive to me. The Chesterfield ink is attractively enough bottled that I might buy one eventually if I can figure out what color corresponds to what Diamine name. The Chinese pens are probably worth those prices as long as the site QCs them, warrants them, or both.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:10

So here is my guess at what each Chesterfield named ink is named in the Diamine Range:
Obsidian= Quartz black
Midnight Sapphire=Blue Black or Prussian Blue
Turquoise= Turquoise
Capri= Royal Blue or Florida Blue
Amethyst= Imperial Purple
Siam=Monaco Red
Ruby=Ruby
Emerald=Emerald, though the Chesterfield sample looks brighter than the one from the writing desk
Mahogany= Saddle Brown
Garnet= Passion Red
Smoked Topaz= Burnt Sienna
Sodalite= Indigo
Tourmaline= Umber
Fire Opal= Orange
Rose=Scarlet, a little difficult though
Cobalt=Washable Blue
Erinite= Dark Green
Zircon= Aqua Blue
Teal=Teal

Definitely neat to have Diamine widely available in 30ml, 50ml, and 80ml now, and only after making this list did I realize how many inks are in the Chesterfield/Diamine line!! I know you can sometimes get bigger qualities of ink directly from Diamine, but these three sizes are more practical for me. Anyway, just my guesses, hope they may help!


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:29

QUOTE (Jimmy James @ Apr 21 2009, 02:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks to me like this site has entered into private label agreements with Diamine and one or more of the Chinese manufacturers (those pens look like the Jinhao/Baoer/Bookworm sort). The arrangements seem positive to me. The Chesterfield ink is attractively enough bottled that I might buy one eventually if I can figure out what color corresponds to what Diamine name. The Chinese pens are probably worth those prices as long as the site QCs them, warrants them, or both.


The Chesterfield inquiry continues...

I just got three inks from XFountainPens and will be preparing reviews as soon as I can BUT I can say this now:

The color samples on the website appear to be too blue. The Night Sapphire I got is what I can best describe as "teal gray". There is a definite green component to the color (to my eyes).
The Cobalt is a nice blue but isn't as intense as I had hoped. The Sodalite is what I would call a blue-gray/black.

I've contacted the vendor to see if they have had any batch color variations in these inks. Other than what is mentioned above, flow is quite nice. Saturation is definitely on the low side. On a par with Montblanc inks, I'd say. So, therefore, shading is evident with most any nib I've tried them with.

As soon as I get a response from the vendor, I'll post my reviews/ samples.

Tom Connell


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:41

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 18:00

Do the tops open like a jam/jelly jar?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:22

QUOTE (loweevan @ Apr 22 2009, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do the tops open like a jam/jelly jar?

Michael W., I love the avatar. I loved that show growing up (I was close enough to Ontario in Michigan that we got the CBC on cable). If a woman doesn't find you handsome, she should at least find you handy.

Yup, just like a jelly jar.

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