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The Best Black Ink!


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#1 Woliaj

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:04

Hi guys, im amassing a few bottles of lues, blacks and blue black inks before i get onto colours, and i dont have any blacks, so what the best black ink
all opinions welcome
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#2 SlipyNaricis2112

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:20

My vote is for Aurora Black. Can't beat it honestly.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:20

Very roughly in this order: Aurora, Herbin's Perle Noire, Noodler's Old Manhattan and HOD, PR's Invincible.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:33

Hello Woliaj,

One more vote for Aurora- nice deep black with excellent flow and lubrication. Aurora only makes two colors, (black and blue); however, the two that they do- they do right. :)

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:40

+1 Herbin's Perle Noire

Herbin's Perle Noire is the blackest one. :notworthy1:

#6 picautomaton

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:48

Hi Woliaj

I have recently re-visited my bottle of Noodler's Bulletproof Black and have to say that it is a very good black ink.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:20

It's probably not very fashionable to say this but I rather like Parker Black. Their blue-black is another matter - yuk.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:01

The two Blacks I use and like are PR Velvet Black and Noodler's HOD. Both Black, wet, and good flow. I want to try Aurora's next.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:46

Aurora Black--if I did not need to watercolor over it

Platinum Carbon Black--the best--just flush often.

Namiki black is great also--love the smell!!
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 13:35

My top 3: Aurora, Heart of Darkness, Platinum Carbon.

#11 PenTieRun

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 13:49

Overall quality gets Aurora the vote, but I also quite like Noodler's Old Manhattan, and the new Montblanc Mystery Black is also rather nice.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 14:14

Aurora Black and Noodler's BP Black are my two go-to blacks.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 14:18

Sailor Kiwaguru Nano-Carbon Black ink is incredibly well behaved, smoothly lubricated, and pretty darned much permanent ink. It's pricey, available from a limited number of vendors, but it's been my "go to black ink" now for a long time.

I simply haven't used a better black ink.



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Posted 21 February 2011 - 14:42

I personally like Sheaffer Skrip Jet Black. Its a basic go to black with good flow and lubrication, it also is pretty waterproof and does not bleed on low quality paper.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 14:50

It's probably not very fashionable to say this but I rather like Parker Black.



+1. Parker Quink Black is not the blackest ink around, but it works very well in most of the FPs I've used it in. It dries quickly, and its feathering and bleed-through characteristics are pretty favorable. It is also easy to find and relatively inexpensive too.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:08

Aurora and Skrip Black. Both excellent and well behaved.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:10

Parker Penman Ebony

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:13

Noodler's Black, and Heart of Darkness.

I use standard Black in wetter pens, and HoD in drier writing ones, typically.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:16

I add my vote for Aurora, it is a deep velvety black, but it has the disadvantage of, while not being very water resistant on paper, is incredibly staining on anything else. I still have, after many washings, a gray-blue splotch on a bed sheet (don't ask me how it got there).

edited to add: it is one of the wettest inks out there, too.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:30

Sailor Kiwaguru Nano-Carbon Black ink is incredibly well behaved, smoothly lubricated, and pretty darned much permanent ink. It's pricey, available from a limited number of vendors, but it's been my "go to black ink" now for a long time.

I simply haven't used a better black ink.



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Kiwaguro Nano Carbon Black is unbelievably good!!!! Nothing comes close!






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