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#2981 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 19:43

I ordered three bottles from Kiwi Ink, thanks to a review by Inky Rocks. Two regular non-shimmer inks (Dark Magenta and Haunted Forest), and one custom ink. You can select any identifiable color from their color wheel thingie, although the resulting on-screen sample is rather small to be sure you're getting what you want. I wanted an ink that would match my Parker 51 Cocoa (something I don't normally care about, but I thought I would try it anyway). Anyway, they did send me a color swatch to approve before sending the ink. 


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:13

I'm waiting on  a couple of Colorverse inks:  Schrödinger and Cat, as well as some Blue-Grey Robert Osters, Grey Seas and Midnight Sapphire. 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 17:54

I'm waiting on  a couple of Colorverse inks:  Schrödinger and Cat, as well as some Blue-Grey Robert Osters, Grey Seas and Midnight Sapphire. 

 

wow. First time hearing about this ink company. I looked at a few images, and the colors are nice. Do these inks contain glitter ( for lack of a better word), and are they high maintenance?



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 20:23

I am awaiting a 30ml bottle of Pilot Blue-Black, tacked onto an Amazon order for numerous phone accessories.



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 20:54


 I do regret not adding Denim.

 

I regretted not adding Claret with my first order - which contained 17 30ml of Diamine inks), so I ordered it in a subsequent order, and somehow the following inks crept into my shopping cart:

 

I'm waiting for these 30ml bottles

(all from Cult Pens, except for the Akkerman):

 

- 1 x Cult Pens Deep Dark Orange

- 1 x Diamine Aqua Blue

- 1 x Diamine China Blue

- 1 x Diamine Florida Blue

- 1 x Diamine Kensington Blue

- 1 x Diamine Royal Blue

- 1 x Diamine Sapphire Blue

- 1 x Diamine Saddle Brown

- 1 x Diamine Bottle Claret

- 1 x Diamine Majestic Purple (thanks Dave!)

- 1 x Diamine Violet

- 1 x Diamine 40ml bottle 150th Lilac Night

- 1 x Graf von Faber Castell carts of Violet Blue

- 1 x Akkerman 60ml Delfts Blauw

 

I too buy my Diamine bottles from Cult Pens and have them shipped over. Also, the GvFC are less expensive there too as opposed to over here.

 

Now, I regret not having added Deep Dark Brown and Deep Dark Blue. Next time; though at this rate, I might as well just get the rest!



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 21:36

 

wow. First time hearing about this ink company. I looked at a few images, and the colors are nice. Do these inks contain glitter ( for lack of a better word), and are they high maintenance?

I think a few Colorverse inks contain glitter, and they are labeled “Glistening.”  I haven’t tried any Colorverse inks as of yet, however, FPN Lgsoltek has reviewed quite a few, so perhaps you might message him for info about maintenance.  Most of them appear to be saturated, so I would guess they will need a bit or work to clean out of pens.


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 01:47

 

wow. First time hearing about this ink company. I looked at a few images, and the colors are nice. Do these inks contain glitter ( for lack of a better word), and are they high maintenance?

I don't know if Colerverse makes any shimmer-type inks.  They do, however have very saturated inks that will give you sheen if you hold the paper at a slight angle once the ink is dry (sort of like the weird rainbow effect you get on oil slicks).  Sheen is easier to get on better, less absorbent paper (although I've had one or two that gave me sheen even on the crummy absorbent paper in the Piccadilly sketch books I use for testing inks -- an LE ink that KWZI did for the Chicago Pen Show 2 or 3 years ago, Chicago Blue, may be the one I'm thinking of....  :wub: 

Saturated inks can be, in general, higher maintenance, because sometimes they can clog pens or cause nib creep, and also cause staining (simply from the saturation of dyes)..  There used to be a thread where someone tried to make a list of every ink that you could get sheen from.  On really good paper, in a wet enough pen, I've even gotten Noodler's Kung Te Cheng to give me sheen

on really good paper like Tomoe River.

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 02:03

I'm waiting for the ones I ordered from the UK over a month ago. They're stuck in customs, along with a secondhand book that's been sitting at Perth Airport since the 14th July. I asked about it at the post office last week. They said another week or two. I just checked the tracking again. Still hasn't moved. :(


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 03:56

Do these inks contain glitter ( for lack of a better word),

 
Schrödinger in the Colorverse Schrödinger and Cat (65ml+15ml) bottled ink set is not a shimmer ink, but Cat is.
 

and are they high maintenance?

 
Stupid question on my part, but what do exactly you mean by that? As far as I'm concerned, there are high-maintenance pens because, as the owner and user, I'm especially wary of damaging those pens and erode their non-trivial value to me personally (and/or in the market), but particular inks themselves aren't high-maintenance, in that the inks do not have to be kept in highly regulated environments at rest or in use. I wantonly filled three 'eyedroppered' Platinum Preppy pens with three different Sailor STORiA pigment inks many months ago, and they haven't given me any trouble at all and still write perfectly well today on the original fills of ink. Whether you'd want to do that to a 1920's vintage pen you dare not disassemble to clean and don't want to scrub with a test tube cleaning brush on the inside is a different issue to the qualities of the ink.
 
Letting any ink evaporate and dry inside a pen barrel and/or feed is probably "bad". I haven't found Colorverse inks on the whole, or Schrödinger and Cat in particular, to be unusually apt to drying out in pens that have good sealing effectiveness when capped.
 

I don't know if Colerverse makes any shimmer-type inks.


It does, and labels shimmer inks as "glistening" as @Herrjaeger has pointed out above. You can now even buy quite a number of its shimmer inks in standalone 30ml bottles, as opposed to being the sideshow (or highlight) in 65ml+15ml ink bottle sets.
 

They do, however have very saturated inks that will give you sheen if you hold the paper at a slight angle once the ink is dry (sort of like the weird rainbow effect you get on oil slicks).


I'm not sure if the ink colours in the later seasons are all above-average saturated, although the ones in the first three or four seasons tended to be so.


As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 04:37

I went a bit crazy with ink.

Any must Diamine inks I may have missed??

Hi,

 

sure, it is a matter of taste, not must.

 

What I would suggest to try:

 

frist:

Diamine Registrar's - one of the legendary strong iron gall blue-black-blacks

Diamine Green/Black, pure noblesse, cool, dark, green

 

then:

Diamine Graphite, nearly black, but greenish

Diamine Autumn Oak, a warm orange red, multilayered look

Diamine Safari, murky and warm green

 

then:

Diamine Matador, an intense red

Diamine Macassar, noble dark brown

 

With Pelikan Smoky Quarz you already have my favourite brown, btw...

 

Best

Jens


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 06:04

 
Schrödinger in the Colorverse Schrödinger and Cat (65ml+15ml) bottled ink set is not a shimmer ink, but Cat is.
 

 
Stupid question on my part, but what do exactly you mean by that? As far as I'm concerned, there are high-maintenance pens because, as the owner and user, I'm especially wary of damaging those pens and erode their non-trivial value to me personally (and/or in the market), but particular inks themselves aren't high-maintenance, in that the inks do not have to be kept in highly regulated environments at rest or in use. I wantonly filled three 'eyedroppered' Platinum Preppy pens with three different Sailor STORiA pigment inks many months ago, and they haven't given me any trouble at all and still write perfectly well today on the original fills of ink. Whether you'd want to do that to a 1920's vintage pen you dare not disassemble to clean and don't want to scrub with a test tube cleaning brush on the inside is a different issue to the qualities of the ink.
 
Letting any ink evaporate and dry inside a pen barrel and/or feed is probably "bad". I haven't found Colorverse inks on the whole, or Schrödinger and Cat in particular, to be unusually apt to drying out in pens that have good sealing effectiveness when capped.
 


It does, and labels shimmer inks as "glistening" as @Herrjaeger has pointed out above. You can now even buy quite a number of its shimmer inks in standalone 30ml bottles, as opposed to being the sideshow (or highlight) in 65ml+15ml ink bottle sets.
 


I'm not sure if the ink colours in the later seasons are all above-average saturated, although the ones in the first three or four seasons tended to be so.

 

An example would be something like Whalemans Sepia (Noodlers). I left this filled in a Pelikan m400 for 2 months, and the nib had crusting. Took a lot of patient and time, to get the pen to work again.



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 18:47

You're lucky -- I couldn't get Whaleman's Sepia to even FLOW.  And that was in a Noodler's pen....

It was kinda too bad that the ink was so poorly behaving -- it was a really interesting color (sepia with a lavender undertone to it).

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 05:00

Im waiting for sheaffer green.
I have never seen it in person. I know folks here have mixed feelings on it. Some say its hideous, some say its a nice teal. I feel like it will make a perfect teacher ink, and I think it will match well with a green Eversharp I am waiting on.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 05:02

I regretted not adding Claret with my first order - which contained 17 30ml of Diamine inks), so I ordered it in a subsequent order, and somehow the following inks crept into my shopping cart:
 
I'm waiting for these 30ml bottles
(all from Cult Pens, except for the Akkerman):
 
- 1 x Cult Pens Deep Dark Orange
- 1 x Diamine Aqua Blue
- 1 x Diamine China Blue
- 1 x Diamine Florida Blue
- 1 x Diamine Kensington Blue
- 1 x Diamine Royal Blue
- 1 x Diamine Sapphire Blue
- 1 x Diamine Saddle Brown
- 1 x Diamine Bottle Claret
- 1 x Diamine Majestic Purple (thanks Dave!)
- 1 x Diamine Violet
- 1 x Diamine 40ml bottle 150th Lilac Night
- 1 x Graf von Faber Castell carts of Violet Blue
- 1 x Akkerman 60ml Delfts Blauw
 
I too buy my Diamine bottles from Cult Pens and have them shipped over. Also, the GvFC are less expensive there too as opposed to over here.
 
Now, I regret not having added Deep Dark Brown and Deep Dark Blue. Next time; though at this rate, I might as well just get the rest!


Wow, going all in with diamine! They do have some nice colors!

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 05:12

Wow, going all in with diamine! They do have some nice colors!

 

 

Well, Cult Pens is currently offering Diamine inks at double-whammy/compounded 10% discounts, and the effective prices are better even than when I've seen 15%-off site-wide discounts offered for Black Friday sales (or some such) in the past. Just be careful not to hit the limit when Royal Mail is no longer a shipping option and forces delivery by DHL at extra cost. Trying to balance between making the threshold for free international shipping and not exceeding the Royal Mail shipping option weight limit is a party trick.


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Posted 16 August 2020 - 08:01

I’m waiting on Monteverde Smoke Noir.
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Posted 16 August 2020 - 09:34

Diamine Ancient Copper on the way ...


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Posted 21 August 2020 - 06:10

New-to-me: Visconti Blue, Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black and Edelstein Moonstone

 

Repeats: Diamine Graphite and Platinum Blue-Black

 

All ordered from Cult Pens yesterday, and that's not including the 35 bottles of Diamine inks I ordered earlier this week from it.


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 14:22

Bottles, cartridges and samples... All bottles, unless otherwise noted. The first two, I’ve used from samples or cartridges. The rest are new to me.

 

Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine for pairing with my Traveler’ Company Brass Fountain Pen in Factory Green. I had “points” so only paid $4 plus shipping from Pen Chalet.

 

Kaweco Ruby Red for pairing with my Kaweco AL Sport Deep Red with 1.1mm stub nib. 
 

Parker Quink Blue Black

 

Sheaffer Blue Black

 

Waterman Mysterious Blue

 

Pilot Blue Black cartridges - to use and then refill with Monteverde California Teal for use in my Pilot VP Carbonesque Blue FP with stub nib.

 

Samples of Waterman in Inspired Blue, Serenity Blue, Harmonious Green, and Absolute Brown.

 

What can I say, I like Blue Black ink, lol. Plus, after reading posts on The Well Appointed Desk about classic fountain pen inks, I realized there are major gaps in my still somewhat modest collection of inks - a great excuse to buy ink!



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Posted 24 August 2020 - 14:40

Still waiting for Akkerman 60ml Delfts Blauw... Now that the strike is over at the docks, maybe it's on its way. Unless it's flown in.

 

Also waiting for bottles of Sailor Jentle Apricot and Sky High, Kyo Iro Soft Snow of Ohara, Kobe #2 Hatoba Pier Blue, and Visconti Blue to be delivered to my PO Box today!








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