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Traveling with ink?
Posted 06 October 2006 - 17:31
On occasion, I need to travel for business on short (3-4 day) trips, and that's just long enough that I want to bring a bit of extra ink. I've been shoving a Noodler's bottle in a sock and then a ziplock, and checking it in my luggage, but that's always a bit scary.
Anybody have better solutions? I'm looking pretty hard at a Visconti ink pot (or two, for different colors inks, w00t!) but I'm kind of wary about bringing these unusual-looking bullet-shaped metal tubes filled with liquid through a TSA checkpoint. Seems pretty likely that it'll cause delays.
Another possibility is some really tightly-closing, wide-mouth, plastic bottles to hold just a fraction of an ounce (enough for 1-2 refills)? Does anybody have any experience with doing something like this? I saw some posts on using 1oz nalgenes -- are those big enough to submerge a nib?
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 17:57
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Like the pot on the right (pic by Visconti)
Posted 07 October 2006 - 07:32
Is taking the whole ink bottle that much of a hassle? It doesn't take that much luggage room, does it?
If I go travelling for a few days, I would take my mini ink bottle that came with a dip-pen calligraphy set It looks exactly the same as the one Paul uploaded.
In the past, I thought I might try film canisters...but they leaked horrible
Posted 07 October 2006 - 10:13
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 15:04
I wouldn't quite say they that with their standard bottles, their Teflon bottles perform quite a bit better (also cost quite a bit more). WIth that aside their standard bottles are exceptionally durable and will be more than enough for traveling with ink.
Nalgenes are unkillable and unstainable.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 16:46
The Visconti Travelling Ink pot is not a simple bottle with a transparent window. There is a rubber ring inside that let all fountain pens to be full charged without any trouble like soil around with ink. It is a patent of Visconti.
Edited by Netnemo, 31 May 2007 - 18:33.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 16:55
I use Nalgene Wide-mouth Leakproof (HDPE) jars - container store has them but so do many lab supply stores. Non-staining, and "non-killable" is true for these particular jars. I have bought them for about $1.69 each in the past. But that was some time ago. Container store charges about 2X that. They truly are leak-proof.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 17:38
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 14:41
I'll carry cartridges. IMO, truly much easier: haven't had a single problem with the agents or passing through security when my laptop/office bag contents is selected for a more thorough screening.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:00
For my Scotch, I travel with a four ounce Lexan Nalgene, which costs a bit more but is even less likely to transfer plastic flavors to the Scotch.
So far, I've never confused the ink and the Scotch Nalgenes.
For work, I just carry the ink, not the Scotch.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 22:56
Very cool pic! ;-)
Like the pot on the right (pic by Visconti)