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What Is Your Current Favorite Ink?

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#1 inkspot



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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:15

I know everyone has different tastes when it comes to ink, and peoples' tastes also change over time. I'm just curious about what ink is your current favourite and what it is that you love about that ink.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:16

I'll even go first - my current favourite is PR Plum. I love the way the ink flows and the lovely rich plummy colour. It seems so warm and rich for winter.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:21

I think my "favorite" is Noodler's Habańero (probably because I haven't tried Apache Sunset yet), but it's not the most practical day-to-day writing ink... I recently picked up a bottle of Waterman's Blue-Black and immediately liked it. The shading with a wet flexy nib is delightful and it's easy to read, business-friendly, flows well, and finally, it's cheap.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:21

Ill second the PR selection

For me: Burgundy Mist
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:33

1. Parker Penman Sapphire (still have a few bottles left)

2. Iroshizuku Asa-gao (as long as I can still afford it)

I alternate between them, except when I get that uncontrollable urge to write with PR American Blue (it's...just blue) or De Atrimentis Steel Blue (love the shading)
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:38

It's like trying to decide which cat you like best!

I'm currently having a love affair with Noodler's Eel Turquoise and Noodler's Habenero (in my noodler's Flex :drool:). I did ink up my Sheaffer Touchdown with Sailor Blue/Black for the first time this morning and I like what I see...
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:40

Nano Black, I couldn't pick a single color ink.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 23:42

My favorite ink depends on the pen I'm using. Lately, I'm using lots of Noodler's standard red in a Hero 329. That combination is almost perfect for me. It is my cheapest pen and ink combination, how odd.

Other favorite combinations are:
Lamy Safari's with Lamy Blue (my favorite blue)
VP with Noodler's Blue
MB 22 with MB Midnight Blue
Parker Vacumatics with Noodler's Blue

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 00:05

As of this second, my favorite is probably PR Avocado, but by the time I'm done writing this sentence, it'll probably have changed. Yep, I was right, now it's Noodler's Golden Brown. :ltcapd:

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 00:07

Right now, Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 00:28

My "usual" favorite Herbin Vert Olive is under serious threat from Iroshizuku Ajisai, which is everything I ever wanted -- but couldn't quite get -- from Diamine Sapphire & Herbin Eclat de Saphir. In fact I keep one of my best pens inked up w/ the Ajisai all the time now, which is not something I can actually claim about the Vert Olive... uh-oh... :unsure:

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 00:40

Right now I'm liking my house mix of 5 parts Montblanc Bordeaux and 1 part Monntblanc Black. The little bit of black I added gives the Bordeaux a much richer look.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 00:55

Right now it's MB Midnight Blue, but I have a new bottle of Aurora Blue that I haven't opened yet. When I do, it will probably be Aurora Blue...and every time I ink up with Iroshizuku kon-peki, I fall in love with it again. What's a girl to do? :)

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:11

J. Herbin Violette Pensee


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:18

Right now it is Tsutsuji, because it is bright and cheerful.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:22

Iro. Asa-gao: it's handsome and well behaved on a wide range of papers. If only it were water fast...

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:28

Of my waterproof inks, I would choose Noodler's La Reine Mauve.

I would have much more trouble choosing one non-waterproof ink, maybe Diamine Amazing Amethyst, Or Pelikan Violet, or Pelikan Turquoise, Or Noodler's Turquoise, or Noodler's Blue Eel, or MB Violet. At this minute, I think it's Pelikan Turquoise. [subject to change without notice]




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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:43

I seem to prefer J. Herbin's Eclat de saphir for the last year or so. Thought I'd love Aurora Blue, but keep going back to EdS.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:46

Noodlers BSB

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PR DC Supershow Blue

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:18

It is not possible for me to pick one favorite.

What ink do I use most? Violet Vote
What ink just makes me smile every time I see it flowing out of the pen? Tsuki-yo
What ink do I think is gorgeous but isn't something I can use every day? Yama Budo
What ink filled a niche I've been trying to fill for several years? Tsukushi because I have wanted a decent brown that didn't give me fits for years. Tsuki-yo because the latter is the closest thing to blue-black that I've ever really liked.

But not a single favorite ink.


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